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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Psychiatry.

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Psychiatry.

The Department of Psychiatry is nationally recognized for its excellence in clinical practice, research, and education. The Department is comprised of 524 faculty, staff, and trainees who sustain and drive the tripartite mission. The selected individual will provide leadership and direction for clinical behavioral health care that includes 104 inpatient beds, 32 facility crisis beds, and more than 50000 outpatient visits in 12 different clinical locations. The department excels in the research mission ranking 14th in the nation for NIH funding with faculty pursuing multiple basic, translational and clinical avenues of research, including circuit neuroscience, genetics, developmental neurobiology, stress epigenetics, neuromodulation, and brain imaging across multiple disorders, including depression, psychosis, substance abuse, eating disorders, and women’s mood disorders. The Department has accredited fellowships in consultation-liaison psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction medicine, and women’s mood disorders and excels in teaching learners at all levels of training from entry level to post-graduate. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides a highly collaborative and interactive environment, and department faculty have multiple collaborations across the University as well as inter-institutional collaborations.

Minimum qualifications include an M.D./D.O. degree, strong leadership skills and experience, clinical expertise, a record of research accomplishment, a strong commitment to education and diversity, and a clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing your interest, current curriculum vitae, a research/leadership statement, and a statement on diversity via the following Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates requesting additional information about this search can do so by contacting the search committee at:

Rick Stouffer, MD.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Search Committee Chair

Office of the Dean, School of Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4030 Bondurant Hall

Campus Box 7000

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000

ATTN: Crystal Walker

Search Committee Members:

Rick Stouffer, MD, Search Committee Chair

Amir Barzin, DO, MS, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Jane Brice, MD, MPH, Chair, Emergency Medicine

Kevin Carneiro, DO, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH, Associate CMO, UNC Hospitals

Thomas Kash, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology

Matt Mauck, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Michael O’Shea, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics

Ben Philpot, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology

Lisa Tarantino, PhD, Associate Professor, Genetics

Bradley Vaughn, Professor, Neurology

David Weber, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics, Epidemiology

Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Geriatric Medicine

Crystal Walker, Administrative Support