Assistant Professor, Academic Clinician Track, Director of Behavioral Health Education in Pediatrics Residency (DBHEPR)
Posting Department: Pediatrics
Expire Date: 12/02/2020
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure academic-clinician track. Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in clinical care and education. Candidates must be must be board certified/eligible in General Pediatrics.

We are seeking a candidate for a full-time position as Director of Behavioral Health Education in Pediatrics Residency (DBHEPR). The DBHEPR will be responsible for developing and implementing a 3-year curriculum for pediatrics residents to build core behavioral/mental healthcare skills for their patients. Such training will prepare residents to assess and manage their patients’ basic behavioral/mental health concerns across inpatient or outpatient settings and across general or subspecialty areas of practice. This training will prepare graduates to mitigate this enormous unmet need of children and adolescents and work effectively with specialists in behavioral/mental health to broaden available services. In addition, the DBHEPR will be responsible for developing competencies among selected teaching faculty to support this curriculum across disciplines. The DBHEPR portion of the position will be funded up to 0.5 FTE, with the balance of the full-time role supported by patient care activities which may include inpatient or outpatient, general pediatrics or sub-specialty depending on the applicant’s experience. The DBHEPR will lead this initiative through partnerships with leaders in Resident Education, Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior experience in behavioral/mental healthcare, medical education, and leadership is essential.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Apply for this position online at: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g/d5237