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Career Opportunities

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the UPMC Health System are now interviewing candidates for academic faculty positions in the Clinician-Educator Track and the Research Faculty Track.

For the tenth time in eleven years, the UPMC Health System has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In its review of specialty areas, the magazine ranked Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) as one of the best psychiatric care providers in the United States. In addition, the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry leads all other Departments of Psychiatry in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Multiple educational programs attract talented individuals for clinical and research training. Together, the Department of Psychiatry and WPIC provide for exciting clinical and academic opportunities for psychiatrists and psychologists at our Oakland Campus and in community settings throughout our local network.

Clinician-Educator Track

Faculty positions in the Clinician-Educator Track qualify for full-time faculty appointments at the appropriate rank, in the School of Medicine. Clinical duties generally include a combination of inpatient and outpatient work as well as opportunities within our psychiatric emergency service. Supervision and didactic teaching of psychiatric residents, fellows, and medical students is also expected. Opportunities are available to collaborate in ongoing clinical research. As one of the country’s largest academic health centers, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Research Faculty Track

Faculty positions in the Research Faculty Track qualify for full-time appointments at the appropriate rank in the School of Medicine. Responsibilities include the development of an independent academic laboratory based on a program of research that addresses critical issues in psychiatry and translational neuroscience.  Research Track faculty are expected to be highly engaged in collaborative research ventures within the Department of Psychiatry and beyond, and to provide mentorship to talented trainees. Candidates should have substantial post-graduate research experience, demonstrating a history of significant productivity and, preferably, a strong record of independent funding. As one of the country’s largest academic health centers, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Health System offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should contact the Office of Faculty Affairs or send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:


David A. Lewis, MD, UPMC Professor in Translational Neuroscience and Chair
c/o Lisa Murphree
Director, Academic Recruitment
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O’Hara Street – Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fax: (412) 246-5543
psychfac@pitt.edu


The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital, veteran, or handicapped status. This commitment is made by the University and is in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.