Position Summary The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, seeks to hire a full-time child and adolescent psychology faculty member to focus on the treatment of co-existing substance use behaviors. The psychologist will be clinically based in Butner, NC at the Youth Behavioral Hospital (YBH) with occasional time also spent in a training and teaching capacity at the Department of Psychiatry Chapel Hill. YBH is a newly established and innovative 50 plus patient child and adolescent psychiatric hospital with four individual specialized units serving the children and families. This is a full-time fixed term (clinical) position with the University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry. The rank will be based on the qualifications of the applicant. The Department of Psychiatry faculty is committed to clinical service, teaching, and research with a commitment to this mission and to the service of people of North Carolina.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A doctoral degree in psychology, preferably Clinical or Counseling Psychology
A minimum of three years of experience in the field
Experience and success working well in a multidisciplinary environment
Interest and experience working with underserved hospitalized youth and their families
North Carolina Licensure, Psychology, HSP
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Training in child and adolescent or family mental health, including prior completion of an APA-approved internship specifically in a child training track, and a child and adolescent fellowship or an equivalent
Experience with programming and individual therapies for children and adolescents who require hospitalization
Training and experience with models of family therapy and specialized behavioral plans
Experience in providing services from a trauma informed care model in an inpatient or more intensive psychiatric setting
Knowledge of trauma therapies, such as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, as the position will involve the training and teaching of nursing and recreational therapy staff, medical residents, and interdisciplinary faculty
Expertise in substance use and/or dialectical behavioral models of group therapy
Special Instructions Interested candidates may apply by going to https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/256081 and attaching a curriculum vitae and letter of application. Please include the names of 2-3 reference writers.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.