Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

This position has been filled.

The UTSW Medical Center Department of Psychiatry seeks a senior level academic psychiatrist to serve as the next Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs.The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is seeking a senior level academic psychiatrist to serve as the next Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. The position will oversee psychiatry and psychology clinical care at the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Clements University Hospital and Clinics and at Parkland Health and Hospital System, one of the nation’s largest public hospital systems, as well as monitor, coordinate and support psychiatric care at Children’s Health and Hospital System.

Position Overview

With 276 Faculty and 180 volunteer faculty, the Psychiatry Department is rapidly growing its clinical research and promoting the integration of clinical and translational research into its service lines.  All academic practices University-wide are undergoing clinical transformation as the University expands and develops new specialty services and referral centers. Academic-public psychiatry efforts are growing in parallel.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Carol Tamminga, the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs will be a psychiatrist who has had extensive and varied clinical experience and who is prepared to take over the supervision and monitoring of Psychiatry services at several UTSW hospitals and outpatient programs. As a major academic medical center, a focus on clinical growth and innovation informed by evidence-based health services research is strongly desired. Candidates with expertise in health services innovation and/or scholarly activity will be well-positioned to lead the department’s clinical practice into the future.


  • MD or equivalent Medical Degree.
  • Clinical Training in Psychiatry and certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • Texas state medical licensure or eligibility.
  • Significant 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, and managing staffing and recruitment.
  • Proven background in clinical care optimization, quality, safety and patient engagement.
  • Academic credentials and experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Desired Experience, Credentials, and Attributes

  • Nationally recognized leader in the field of psychiatry clinical practice as evidenced by positions in national organizations, presentations at major conferences/symposia, and scholarly activity in the area of psychiatric health services.
  • Demonstrated track record of active participation in multidisciplinary clinical programs focused on patient-centered care.
  • Ability to thrive and lead in a growing, complex and matrixed environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build consensus and cooperation among various stakeholders.
  • Passion for psychiatry program development.
  • A team builder who can mentor and direct others in research initiatives.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Demonstrated analytical and financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in written, oral and electronic communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing outstanding clinical care, quality and service to patients and referring providers.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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