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Reference code: 81170862 Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry , Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES





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Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a BE/BC Psychiatrist or doctoral level Psychologist, Social Worker, or Counselor  with human-animal interaction research and administrative experience and academic career interests to serve as Bill Balaban Endowed Chair in Human-Animal Interaction and Director of the School of Medicine Center for Human-Animal Interaction, conduct collaborative human-animal interaction research and/or provide clinical care to patients with mental health disorders, and supervise/teach residents/medical students.  Pursuit of scholarly work and professional development encouraged and supported.

The clinical services can include: clinical services at community location, university inpatient service, and/or hospital-based university clinic.

All successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Academic rank is commensurate with experience and scholarly accomplishment consistent with VCU requirements. Opportunities are available for joint appointments. 

VCU Department of Psychiatry employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics, addictions, child and women’s mental health, and psychopharmacology. Housed in the Department of Psychiatry, The School of Medicine Center for Human-Animal Interaction ( is internationally recognized for its human-animal interaction research and evidence-based therapy dog program, Dogs On Call. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital.   Richmond, the State Capital, has moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.

Interested applicants should apply online at Only electronic applications will be accepted. All submitted applications must include a letter of interest and CV. Questions should be directed to Tammy Newcomb Beltz, HR Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

For more information please contact:

Tammy Newcomb Beltz Email: