Chair of Psychiatry

University of Tennessee seeking Chair of Department of Psychiatry

Memphis, TN 38104
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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as chair of the Department of Psychiatry on the main campus of the Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The Department of Psychiatry currently consists of 18 core faculty and many adjunct faculty with active residency and fellowship programs as well as a varied clinical faculty practice.

The new executive dean at the College of Medicine, Scott Strome, M.D., is seeking an enthusiastic and transformational leader for the department. This is a wonderful opportunity for a strong diplomatic leader who is able to inspire and effectively communicate with a wide and diverse audience to make a significant impact on the department, the residency, and the Memphis community. 

The chair will provide academic leadership for the Department of Psychiatry, expand and build collaborative relationships, and grow innovative programs. The successful candidate will have a substantial record of leadership and achievements in academic medicine, education, and research; be board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and be qualified for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

The incoming chair must be capable of providing energetic leadership and articulating a vision for the significant growth and development of this clinical and academic department. Additionally, he or she must have strong organizational, management, financial, and budgetary skills as well as the ability to bring leadership and organization innovation to the management of people and processes.

The department is seeking an individual with a proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development as well as the experience or ability to nurture and grow this successful residency program. Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.


Memphis, Tennessee, offers a perfect mix of everything a large city can provide—including professional sports, an international airport, all major industries, and an abundance of diversity—with the added flexibility of living in a smaller setting. Current physicians choose to live here for these benefits and have remained due to great reimbursement, low incident of malpractice, and high quality of life. CBS News recently ranked Memphis as one of the top 10 most affordable places to live in the United States.
  • Benefit from no state income tax on earned wages and a cost of living nearly 16% lower than the national average
  • Memphis boasts excellent public and private schools, including three of the top 10 best private high schools in the state (Niche)
  • Experience warm summers and mild winters, allowing for plenty of outdoor recreation, including championship golf year-round
  • Jazz, blues, and various culture abound in this vibrant city
  • Convenient access to a local zoo, museum, international airport, upscale dining, and country clubs
  • Enjoy easy commutes and minimal traffic
  • Different festivals every weekend—famous for arts/food festivals

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.