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University of Utah Academic Outpatient Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ - University of Utah Health (HMHI) – Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine - Psychiatry in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Academic Outpatient Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ - University of Utah Health (HMHI) – Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine - Psychiatry

Department 00250 - Psychiatry

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY24-25


Academic Outpatient Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ

University of Utah Health ( HMHI ) – Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine – Psychiatry

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine are looking for a dedicated and motivated full-time Outpatient Psychiatrist for a specialty clinic that meets lifespan needs of individuals with developmental disabilities to join its faculty. We are seeking qualified professionals to help us meet the challenges of providing high-quality psychiatric services in a market with growing mental health care needs. The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (as part of University of Utah Health) is relied upon by our local and regional communities to improve overall health and quality of life. We do this by maintaining a commitment to outstanding patient care, the highest standard of training for medical students and residents, and continued expansion of our pioneering research programs.

Successful candidates will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry with rank based on academic experience and professional accomplishments. Faculty members provide outpatient clinical services as part of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Mental Health Institute ( HMHI ), in a number of satellite outpatient clinics along the Wasatch Front.

The University of Utah is located in the capital city, Salt Lake City – one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by mountains, with world-class skiing, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. The city also enjoys the Sundance Film Festival, a vibrant music scene, excellent restaurants, one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the country, the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, professional basketball, baseball, and soccer teams, Ballet West (one of the premiere ballet companies in the country), a vibrant art and theater community, and many other cultural attractions.


Applicants should hold or be eligible to apply for a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Utah and have expertise in child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is required. Completion of a Triple Board residency or a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship is preferred. The candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry and/or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Obtaining board certifications is a requirement for retention.


Clinical care:

Use excellent clinical skills in psychiatry to serve the mental health needs of the outpatient clientele; Show a strong commitment to clinical care; Call is an expected clinical responsibility for all faculty members. Provide cross coverage for vacations and meetings. Specific assignments will be coordinated through the relevant Department of Psychiatry Division Chief.

The position is in the Neurobehavior H.O.M.E. (Healthy Outcomes Medical Excellence) clinic. The clinic is a medical home that serves individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities and genetic disorders. The clinic’s care delivery model is multidisciplinary/team based. The clinic cares for patients through the lifespan, therefore providers work with children and adults. Commitment of at least 2 years in order to ensure adequate continuity of care is encouraged. Experience working with individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities is preferred.


Engage in scholarly activities; Participate in or initiate peer-reviewed research and develop durable materials (papers, courses, presentations, posters, games).


Engage in patient care activities with learners. (Residents, medical students, and fellows, and trainees from other disciplines); Serve as medical student and resident mentor; Teaching/supervising medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees during psychiatric clinical rotations


Administrative duties associated with clinical care provided; Administrative service to the Department of Psychiatry, the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine and the health system, including peer review and participation on committees; Report to and be reviewed annually by the Division Chief as part of School of Medicine faculty appointment.

The percentage of effort spent in education, investigation, and administrative activities will be negotiated annually. Specific assignments will be coordinated through the Division Chief of the Psychiatry department.

Candidates should apply on-line by sending a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Inquiries may be directed to:

James Ashworth, MD, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Services

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Department of Psychiatry

University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine

501 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

A list of professional references is highly desirable.

Open Date 07/12/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03331F

Type Faculty