Job Alert: Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, The Ohio State University

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University College of Medicine seeks a collaborative, visionary and nationally recognized psychiatrist to serve as its next Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.  As part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s growth and strategic plan to become a top 20 academic medical center, the next chair will have an unprecedented opportunity to substantially advance the department across its research, education, and patient care missions.

The department hosts more than 100 primary and associated faculty advancing behavioral health science and providing care across the medical center, including the psychiatric and behavioral health services to the Ohio State Harding Hospital, University Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and addiction services at University Hospital East, and several other community outpatient sites in the Columbus area.  The department ranks 45th in the nation for NIH funding and boasts internationally prominent researchers in areas including psychoneuroimmunology, early-onset psychosis, nutrition and mental health, women’s behavioral health, and the health needs of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.  The department is also home to a large residency program and fellowships in forensic psychiatry, psychosomatic/consultation liaison medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, and the newly created addiction medicine program.  The incoming chair will play a key role in crafting the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s behavioral health strategy for Central Ohio and beyond.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is a key component of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and is part of one of the largest and most comprehensive health sciences campuses and universities in the world comprised of seven hospitals and more than 100 clinical sites, 2,100 clinical faculty, 800 residents and fellows, and more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions, and branch campuses of The Ohio State University.

Reporting to Dean K. Craig Kent, M.D., the incoming chair must be passionate about building research and clinical programs of excellence, integrating with the community, and envisioning a lasting impact on the behavioral health of Ohioans and beyond.  There are significant opportunities and resources to build science and capacity across multiple areas including in the neurobiological sciences, stemming opioid abuse at the geographic center of the crises, and in serving one of the largest student populations in the United States.

The successful candidate will be a physician or practicing physician scientist with an outstanding record of accomplishments in the specialty of Psychiatry, and who has served in leadership positions at a leading academic medical center.  In addition, the successful candidate will be board certified in Psychiatry, have a distinguished record and accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, research, and clinical service, and eligibility for an appointment at the academic rank of tenured professor.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.  Applicants should include a current vitae and cover letter reviewing the candidate’s experiences, strengths, and accomplishments. Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials should be submitted via email to the search consultants, Karen Otto, Dr. Chris Colenda, Jeff Schroetlin and Megan Welch at [email protected]; phone 630-575-6904.