WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/16/2019 2:05 PM)
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The department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a board eligible or board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist to join its growing academic department. The department currently has 14 full-time academic employed faculty members. The psychiatry residency program is a fully accredited program with 24 residents (6 per year with accreditation up to 8 per year). This is a newer medical school that is looking to expand and enhance psychiatric clinical services, research, and both medical student and resident training. There are significant clinical and research collaborations with community mental health care (SWMBH and ICS), the VA system (BCVHA), and collaborative care psychiatry arrangements with a number of WMed Health, Bronson, and Ascension Borgess primary care, family medicine, and pediatric practice groups.


The Department of Psychiatry is currently in a rapid growth phase with development of several community clinical collaborations and program enhancements. Progress has been made in developing funding for four endowed faculty positions and program development. One of the endowed professorships will be for the Chair of the Department and the other three endowed professorships and the three endowed fellowships will be in each of the priority areas (emergency psychiatry, child/perinatal psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry).


We are seeking board certified or eligible psychiatrists who are interested and passionate about teaching and clinical research. The candidate will join a full-time academic child psychiatrist who is currently on the faculty. Clinical responsibilities will include a combination of inpatient (up to 5 beds), partial program, outpatient, and collaborative care. This opportunity features:

  • Mentorship and strong support for individualized career planning and development
  • Practice with a collegial team of 14 psychiatrists (including a Child Psychiatrist), a PhD psychologist and social workers focused on quality patient care
  • Enjoy clinical time incorporated with supervision medical students and psychiatry residents in their ACGME-accredited residency program
  • Be a part of a department that is fully supportive of growth and change for any academic interests with potential for leadership
  • Enjoy protected academic time for administrative and research endeavors
  • Option to focus on either Inpatient services in their 50-bed unit or Outpatient care in a clinic that sees a very diverse patient population
  • Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package with up to 7 weeks of PTO annually


  • Valid M.D. or D.O degree
  • Licensure to practice medicine in Michigan.
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • Board Certified or Eligible for Board Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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