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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty (Open Rank)

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Posting Details

Title Information

Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 00031
FLSA Exempt

Position Information

Posting Number FRGV0579
Working Title Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty (Open Rank)
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Harlingen, Texas
Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 3 years
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
FTE 1.0
Scope of Job

The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley is seeking child/ adolescent psychiatrists to join our growing faculty for the undergraduate and graduate medical education program, including residencies in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry located in Harlingen, TX.

Responsibilities include direct patient care, program development, resident supervision, medical student teaching, and scholarly activities. Faculty will participate in creating and implementing the educational and clinical training sites of the developing Medical School.

The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is starting residency programs in psychiatry and child/ adolescent psychiatry in parallel with the development of an independent four-year medical school. These programs are conceptualized as being natural extensions of the medical school experience with the goals of providing both general and specialized didactic and clinical experiences to produce well rounded, skilled psychiatrists and child/ adolescent psychiatrists who can work with a range of problems and types of populations in diverse settings. The mission of these programs is to graduate skilled, compassionate, versatile physicians who are knowledgeable about systems of care, diverse ethnic and cultural populations, and collaborative care in addition to being knowledgeable and competent in the general clinical practice of psychiatry and child/ adolescent psychiatry. The residency training programs will emphasize outpatient longitudinal experiences, psychotherapy, integrated experiences with primary care, multidisciplinary teaching, multiple community sites and a cohesive, integrated approach to learning, understanding and utilizing the science of medicine for effective psychiatric practice. Experiential activities will be supported by an interconnected didactic and clinical curriculum that emphasizes self initiated learning, problem solving skills, and appropriate use of technology.

Faculty will be actively involved in teaching residents in a variety of forums with the expectation that faculty and trainees will work closely together. Faculty and residents will also work with medical students and trainees from other specialties.
Faculty joining these residency programs will have the opportunity to develop and start educational, clinical and research programs within a system that prioritizes working within the community, incorporating prevention and early intervention into care, and collaboration within and outside of medicine. While the primary focus of these positions will be the development of clinical and educational programs, teaching and supervising trainees and the provision of direct clinical care, applicants with current or prior research experience and interest are also encouraged to apply. Protected time for scholarly activities and/or start-up research support can be provided based on interest, prior experience and future career goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree (MD or DO) from an accredited institution, and can be licensed in the State of Texas. Must also possess or be able to obtain appropriate medical staff appointment.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Successful completion of an ACGME accredited Psychiatry residency and Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching residents, medical students and allied health professionals in clinical and classroom settings.
Experience in clinical and educational program development.
Experience working in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.
Current ABPN Certification in Psychiatry and Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry

License or Certification Required? Yes
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 02/01/2017

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date 01/02/2017
Close Date
Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
ยง51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of 3 References
  3. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Additional Document