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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Emory University School of Medicine, under the leadership of its Chair, Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is recruiting new faculty as part of a major strategic reorganization of the department.  The following positions are now being recruited:

Faculty Appointment - Child Psychiatrists

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Programs, at the Emory University School of Medicine seeks to hire two child and adolescent psychiatrist faculty members. These are outpatient positions and we are particularly in interested in individuals with expertise in mood disorder, anxiety disorders, or autism.  The rank of the appointment is open and will be commensurate with the experience and professional accomplishments of the selected applicants. The minimal qualifications include the completion of the M.D. degree, a Residency in Psychiatry, and a Fellowship in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Consistent with the current vision and mission of the department and the division, preference will be given to applicants who have a combined and integrated interest in clinical, research, and teaching activities. Appointment at any level beyond Assistant Professor will require a successful record of external funding to support research activities, some administrative experience, and an active publication record of accomplished research.

Although the expected beginning date of these positions will be September 1, 2014, alternative earlier or later beginning dates are possible if agreed to by a successful applicant and the department. A letter of interest and a current CV should be addressed to: Child/Adolescent Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA  30322. Initial inquires may be addressed to: W. Edward Craighead at

Faculty Appointment - Chief of Adult Outpatient Services

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking qualified candidates at open academic rank to hold the position of Chief of Adult Outpatient Services at The Emory Clinic, Inc.  The physician will provide the administrative oversight for the adult outpatient practice which includes the coordination of clinicians’ activities, performance of quality activities (including participation with the monthly departmental quality meeting), supervising educational activities and coordinating the outpatient research with investigators in the adult clinic.  The physician will provide adult psychiatric outpatient care.  Demonstrated research and administrative acumen is highly preferred for this position.  Emory University offers nationally competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Send letter of interest and CV to Frank Brown, MD  Emory University is an AA/EO employer.

Faculty Appointment - Positions at Grady Memorial Hospital

Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking qualified candidates at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor (M.D.) rank for two full time faculty positions at Grady Memorial Hospital.  The successful candidates should be board eligible or board certified in Psychiatry.  Grady is the Fulton and DeKalb County Hospital located in the City of Atlanta and is staffed by faculty from Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine.  The attending would be responsible for covering inpatient and emergency services call at Grady as part of the faculty call system.  Emory offers nationally competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Send letter of interest and CV to William McDonald, MD  Emory University is an AA/EO employer.   

The two positions are:

Outpatient Psychiatrist: Serve as a full time attending on one of two teams in the outpatient department at the Emory/ Grady Behavioral Health Center (BHC) which serves as a mental health center for Fulton County in Atlanta.  Each team has two attendings and two residents from Emory.  The attendings work together to supervise intake for new patients, provide multidisciplinary care for a panel of patients and develop treatment protocols for patients primarily with severe and persistent mental illness .  The attendings would be responsible for coordinating the care of the patients including seeing patients with other providers and alone, conducting quality assessments, case conferences, attending required Grady and Emory administrative meetings and educational functions.  The team will provide coverage for the clinic for 5 days a week 8- 5pm.  There will be clear quality metrics to measure team performance and outcomes. 

ACT Psychiatrist: Full time position on the Behavioral Health Community team in downtown Atlanta at Grady Memorial Hospital treating high need indigent, mentally ill adults as part of a multidisciplinary team to facilitate consumer recovery and reduce or eliminate psychiatric hospitalizations and/or incarceration. The successful candidate will be responsible to provide leadership related to the treatment plan, perform assessments, prescribes medication, and evaluates progress. This position will work out of the clinic, in the community, at least 50% of the time.   The applicant will have the opportunity to supervise residents and students, as well as participate in relevant clinical research.  It is also expected that physicians model leadership to Grady staff and promote a culture of a high performing team that works both independently and together to efficiently and effectively meet patient needs.