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University of Rochester Senior Instructor - 224305 in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Psychiatry


The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a licensed psychologist with specialty postdoctoral training in young adult mental health. This faculty position is headquartered in the Department of Psychiatry’s Community Division and will have both clinical and educational responsibilities, with opportunities for scholarship in the faculty member’s area of expertise. This new position focuses on the provision of culturally responsive mental health evaluation and treatment to young adults (ages 16 y.o. to 28 y.o) experiencing emerging serious mental illness and their families, as well as adults with chronic mental illness. Responsibilities include working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient-centered treatment to young adults enrolled at Strong Ties Young Adult Program and patients enrolled at Strong Ties. This may include providing psychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, targeted interventions to patients and families, and supporting diagnostic clarification.

Minimum requirements include PhD or doctoral equivalent in psychology, postdoctoral training in adult or child and adolescent psychology, licensure in the state of New York, and experience in the field(s) of working with families and clients with serious mental illness, including psychosis. The Department of Psychiatry provides a full continuum of care, including a comprehensive psychiatric emergency program; adult, geriatric and child services (inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs); addiction services; a variety of community-based treatment programs; specialized programs for Spanish-speaking patients and deaf/hard-of-hearing patients, and more. Strong collaborative relationships support our multidisciplinary educational mission and provide state-of-the-art training facilities that include ready access to the URMC Center for Experiential Learning and the Department of Psychiatry Laboratory for Behavioral Health Skills with its simulation training resources. The successful candidate will enjoy close working relationships with colleagues from other disciplines, including psychiatry, family therapy, nursing, social work, mental health counseling and chemical dependency.

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported. Further information, including information about resources that support the University’s commitment to equal opportunity can be found on the University’s Equal Opportunity Compliance page, Rochester, the surrounding Finger Lakes region, and the University of Rochester programs (e.g., the Eastman School of Music) offer a vibrant array of arts and recreational opportunities in a mid-size city with convenient access to major cities such as New York and Toronto. Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #224305 at

To inquire confidentially about this position, contact:Kathryn Castle, PhDChief of

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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