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University of Utah Academic Young Adult Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ - University of Utah Health (HMHI) - School of Medicine – Psychiatry in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Rank DOQ

Department 00865 - Psychiatry - Adult Clinical

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY 22-23


The Division of Adult Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine is looking for dedicated, innovative, and driven full-time Psychiatrists to join its faculty. This position is a combined assessment and treatment residential program and outpatient position with 50% of clinical effort spent on each. We are looking for qualified professionals to help us meet the challenges of providing high-quality psychiatric services in a growing mental health care market. Our local and regional communities rely upon University of Utah Health 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 the 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. Faculty members provide residential and outpatient clinical services to young adults as part of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute ( HMHI ) in several 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 LGBT 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 adult or adolescent outpatient psychiatry. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is required. The candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry. Obtaining board certification is a requirement for retention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry sub specialty training/certification is not required but would be considered for the position.


Clinical care:

50% of clinical effort will be spent in a developing residential program. The HMHI Young Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (YA- CAT ) program provides comprehensive clinic evaluations for patients ages 18 to 30. This successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, use excellent communication skills, have a sophisticated knowledge of psychopathy, and enjoy treating complicated social, psychological, and biological psychiatric cases. The other 50% of time will be used to serve the mental health needs of outpatient clientele. In both roles, the candidate must 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 Division Chief of Adult Psychiatry.


Engage in scholarly activities; Develop durable materials (papers, courses, presentations, posters, games) based on scholarly activities.


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 School of Medicine and 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 Adult Psychiatry Division Chief.

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

Inquiries may be directed to:

Jason Hunziker, MD

Adult Psychiatry Division Chief

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Department of Psychiatry

University of Utah 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)

135 Park Building

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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

A list of professional references is highly desirable.

Open Date 07/26/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN02705F

Type Faculty