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How to Apply

Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

1500 E. Medical Center Drive
F6321 UH-South
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5295

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry at Michigan Medicine is seeking a psychiatrist with demonstrated administrative and leadership skills, excellence in clinical service and delivery, and interest and experience in psychiatry education to serve as the Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES).

The Psychiatry Emergency Service sees over 6000 visits a year. Crisis evaluation, treatment initiation, stabilization, and referral are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week every day of the year.  Patients of all ages and with all diagnoses are seen.

Qualified candidates for this position will be expected to continue to build a unified clinical operation working with the Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs and Hospital Service Director.  The role of Medical Director will include responsibility for clinical and budgetary targets as well as oversight of activities in the critical Psychiatry Emergency Services Unit.

Clinical Activity

The faculty member will spend approximately 50% of his/her time in clinical care, as a psychiatrist in PES supervising psychiatry residents and medical students providing clinical care or training for students.  An additional 50% will be spent providing leadership for the PES.  The candidate will provide hospital-based services, entailing participation in on-call activities, which may include scheduled weekend rounding on the inpatient unit (averages 3-4 times per year) and backing up PES residents on call (6-9 nights per year).

Educational Activities

The successful candidate will serve as on-site/directly available supervisor and preceptor for psychiatry house staff and medical students, and provide didactic lectures for residents, fellows, medical students, and supervise health professionals and trainees in areas of interest including Emergency Psychiatry.  The applicant will be welcomed to share their expertise in core curriculum development/delivery, medical student teaching, Journal Clubs, Evidence-Based Medicine Seminars, and Grand Rounds.


Successful applicants will serve as a clinician-educator Medical Director to support Psychiatry Emergency Services, in the Hospital Service, and will commit to clinical activity (split between direct patient care and supervision of residents and fellows, and resident and medical student education.

Applicants will be expected to attend Faculty Meetings within the Department of Psychiatry including Academic Staff, and Physician Meetings, and lead/co-lead PES Staff meeting. Attendance expected at other administrative meetings deemed necessary.  In addition to timely attention to pertinent administrative work (e.g., electronic medical record and in-basket monitoring, phone calls, letters, records, e-mails, etc.), the new faculty member will participate in all relevant quality improvement initiatives and activities.

Required Qualifications

A doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy is required. Possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan is necessary. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is required, and the candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.  Applicants must have demonstrated promise for an academic career that emphasizes clinical care, teaching and administration. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Prof/Clinical Associate Prof/Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a background check including fingerprinting and pre-employment drug screening is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.