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Senior Instructor - Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking a licensed clinical psychologist with interest and experience in working with patients with psychotic disorders and other forms of serious mental illness.  This faculty position is headquartered in the Department of Psychiatry’s Community Division and will have both clinical and educational responsibilities, with protected time for research and 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 within five years of their first psychotic episode, and the provision of treatment to adults with chronic psychotic disorders.  Strong Ties is a site on an NIMH-funded EPINET treatment study of first episode psychosis, and includes a program for people at clinical high risk for psychosis. Multiple other federal, state, and foundation-funded studies and demonstration projects are also taking place at the site. The position may also include supervision of post-doctoral fellows and psychology interns, depending on the availability of interested trainees. Mentorship opportunities are available.

Minimum requirements include PhD or doctoral equivalent in psychology, postdoctoral training in adult or child and adolescent psychology, licensure (or eligibility for 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 its simulation training resources. The Department also has a strong schizophrenia research program, at which a number of federally- and foundation-funded research projects are ongoing.  These include studies of visual and cognitive remediation for people with schizophrenia and studies of a range of visual and auditory perceptual changes in the condition.  A summary of these projects can be viewed on our Schizophrenia Treatment and Research Laboratory website.  The University of Rochester Medical Center also houses a data science institute, a brain imaging center, and other centers and institutes that are available for research and programmatic collaboration.  The successful candidate will also enjoy close working relationships with colleagues from other disciplines, including psychiatry, family therapy, nursing, social work, mental health counseling, and chemical dependency.  

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 high-quality public schools, as well as convenient access to major cities such as New York and Toronto.   

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job Posting #235722 at UR Career Opportunities 

If you have questions about this position, feel free to email Steven Silverstein, PhD

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 webpage.

Steven M. Silverstein,PhD
George L. Engel Professor of Biopsychosocial Medicine
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Ophthalmology
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-6742