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11 Jun 2021

Full-Time J. Edward Stern Endowed Professorship in Adult Psychiatry Associate or Full Professor

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – Posted by MarthaAguilar Anywhere

Job Description

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Foster School of Medicine is accepting applications from exceptional candidates who have made significant contributions to the field of psychiatry for the inaugural J. Edward Stern Endowed Professorship in the Department of Psychiatry.   

Position:  The J. Edward Stern Endowed Professorship in Psychiatry will improve and grow mental health resources available to the El Paso community. The full-time J. Edward Stern Endowed Professor will provide leadership and mentoring to early career faculty; participate in education programs for fellows, residents, and medical students in psychiatry and behavioral sciences; conduct clinical and/or translation research and publish in peer-reviewed journals; engage in academically-related public service; and expand adult outpatient and consultation-liaison clinical services in an established psychiatry program to meet an important niche for behavioral healthcare in the region.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will possess academic credentials for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or full Professor, including:

  • M.D./D.O. degree and eligibility for an unrestricted Texas medical license
  • Successful completion of ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency program
  • Board certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • National reputation as a physician, educator, or scholar with commensurate publications
  • Expertise in the biology and treatment of thought disorders is preferred

Department: For 45 years, the Department of Psychiatry at TTUHSC El Paso has been committed to providing mental health care to improve lives in the Southwest region. With the largest psychiatry department on the U.S. border, TTUHSC El Paso is poised to harness the research/scholarship potential of a multi-generational Hispanic population reflective of 21st century U.S. demographic trends. Fellowship programs in child/adolescent psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry complement the psychiatry and combined medicine/psychiatry residency programs. This year, the department will open a second psychiatry residency with The Hospitals of Providence-Transmountain Campus. The department provides care in the areas of child and adolescent psychiatry, mood disorders, neuropsychiatry, public psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.

Institution: TTUHSC El Paso is the fourth independent university in the Texas Tech University System, and is comprised of the Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the new Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. The Foster School of Medicine features a highly integrated, clinical presentation-based curriculum that effectively implements the psycho-social/cultural model in patient care. Hospital partners include the El Paso Psychiatric Center, El Paso Children’s Hospital, The Hospitals of Providence, and the University Medical Center of El Paso. TTUHSC El Paso houses the Southwest Brain Bank, one of a handful of brain tissue repositories in the nation focused solely on understanding the biology of mental illness.

Community:  Residents enjoy high-desert climate living in a friendly and diverse community with no state income tax. El Paso is home to the Sun Bowl/Division I athletics, Franklin Mountains State Park (the largest U.S. urban park), museums, minor league baseball, pro soccer, Broadway series, a classic film festival, and symphony.

  • Top 5 Safest Large U.S. Cities, AdvisorSmith, 2020.
  • All-America City (innovation, inclusiveness, and civic engagement), National Civic League, 2020
  • Easy access to the El Paso International Airport
  • Exceptional public and private schools

Applications: Candidates will submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae at (Requisition ID: 20960BR). For confidential inquiries, contact Peter Thompson, M.D., M.S., Professor and Hunt Family Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry at

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Categories: Physician Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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