Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wanted for U Psychiatry Chief: "transformational, innovative, strategic and collaborative academic physician–scholar executive"

Nominations are being sought for Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.  Your confidential recommendation of a colleague/associate who is interested/qualified is welcome.

The University of Minnesota Medical School (the “Medical School”) is pleased to announce a national search for a new Head of the Department of Psychiatry.  The Medical School is a highly prestigious, widely respected, and academically productive center for the education and training of physicians, development of investigative scientists and researchers, graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, basic and translational research initiatives, and overall clinical excellence.  Neuroscience, in general, is the Medical School's greatest strength followed by Oncology, and especially basic sciences, imaging (magnetic resonance) and biomedical engineering.  Psychiatry is one of the several departments involved in these efforts, and nationally, psychiatry is moving in this direction (National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Domain Criteria initiative), which suits the Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry very favorably.

The Medical School is seeking a transformational, innovative, strategic and collaborative academic physician–scholar executive to serve as the new Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry.  The Department has a long tradition of academic and clinical excellence, with 34 faculty in Adult Psychiatry and 18 faculty in Child Psychiatry based at the University of Minnesota, 102 affiliated faculty at Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, Prairie Care, Regions Hospital and the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, 37 residents and fellows, 80 employees and total annual revenue of $21.1 million and $6.5 million in direct costs regarding sponsored grants activity.

The Department of Psychiatry strives to fulfill the tripartite mission of the Medical School: excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service.  To fulfill this mission, the Department of Psychiatry offers courses and clerkships all four years of the Medical School, including a valuable third-year clerkship where medical students work directly with patients suffering from mental illnesses.  Furthermore, the department offers a General Psychiatry Residency, a Child and Adolescent Fellowship, a Psychosomatics Fellowship, a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, and Fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.  A Forensics Fellowship application has been submitted and is being considered by the ACGME.  The Department ranks 26th nationally in NIH funding.

The successful Department Head candidate will have a philosophy of collaboration and teamwork in interactions within and across Departments.  He/she will have shown the ability to successfully support multidisciplinary efforts and Institutes in a complex environment.  Candidates will have demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in building research initiatives alongside clinical programs, preferably at a Departmental level.  He/she will have a proven ability to lead and provide visionary leadership in a complex environment.

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