Education, Higher Education

Division Chair, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA

This position has been filled.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry features 10 faculty (including nine physicians) dedicated to clinical care, research, education and public awareness of children and families suffering from mental health disorders.  Reporting to Robert L. Findling, M.D., MBA, recently named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry who joined VCU from Johns Hopkins in January 2020. Dr. Findling is a highly distinguished leader in the field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and a graduate of VCU School of Medicine. His return to his alma mater elevates Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to the forefront of VCU Health’s strategic focus on mental health, addictions, and neurosciences. He has been honored with numerous awards and has received both national and international recognition as a clinical investigator in mental health.

Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) provides inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents across Virginia with clinical expertise ranging from anxiety and mood disorders, to depression and mental health needs related to gender and sexuality or chronic illness. VTCC features a 119,00 sqft, $65M facility opened in 2018, including a 32-bed child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit.  VTCC is the Child and Adolescent Division of the VCU Department of Psychiatry at VCU Health and is the pediatric behavioral health hospital and services for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Position Overview:

The Division Chair will oversee psychiatry and psychology clinical care across the spectrum of child and adolescent care services including child and adolescent inpatient units and outpatient programs. The Division Chair will be looked upon to build and grow clinical programs of excellence, innovate, and to foster collaborative relationships between the department and our clinical partners, the community we serve, and the academic medical center.


  • MD/DO or equivalent Medical Degree.
  • Clinical Training in Psychiatry and certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as subspecialty training and board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Virginia state medical licensure or eligibility.
  • Significant academic and clinical leadership experience in a psychiatry program at a major academic healthcare organization. Leadership experience should include clinical practice oversight, strategic planning, direct faculty/provider oversight, managing staffing and recruitment, fostering of clinical research, and faculty and trainee mentoring.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • A distinguished academic record and national presence in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, journal editorial responsibilities, positions in one’s major national organization(s), or equivalent experience.
  • Academic credentials and experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at VCU School of Medicine. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
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