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Requisition # 73476

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, October 11th, 2018
College:Carver College of Medicine



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Mood Disorders Research Psychiatrist or Psychologist

The Mood Disorders Center (MDC) in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is seeking an Academic Psychiatrist with a research focus in mood disorders to join our faculty.  Appointment will be on the tenure track, open rank.  We are seeking a candidate who is committed to transforming the understanding, prevention, detection, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. The position is a 1.0 FTE with commensurate protected time and support for research interests with the latter devoted to scholarly pursuits which may include research and teaching. 

The Mood Disorders Center is led by Jess Fiedorowicz, MD, PhD and Amanda Miller, LMSW. The University of Iowa Mood Disorders Center is active site in the National Network of Depression Centers. More information about the center can be found at https://medicine.uiowa.edu/psychiatry/patient-care/welcome. The Center has a treatment including mood disorders outpatient, an inpatient mood disorders service, mood disorders partial hospital program, treatment refractory mood disorder consultation clinic, women’s wellness service, TMS and ECT programs, targeted psychotherapy workshops, and is starting a ketamine infusion program. The Center collaborates with the Iowa Neuroscience Institute to support research initiatives across the University.  Our research efforts in psychiatry and the neurosciences are well-funded with dozens of research initiatives in progress. Additionally, the Mood Disorders Center is highly involved in community efforts to increase access to care and reduce the burden of stigma.

The University of Iowa, Department of Psychiatry offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial professional environment.   The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center.  It was recently name by Forbes magazine as the nation’s #1 employer in the health care industry, and the #7 employer overall.

Iowa City is an attractive, family friendly, college town with abundant local and world-class cultural, theatrical and musical events, top ranked schools, and outdoor recreational attractions. The Iowa City area is often ranked as one of the most livable communities in the nation (Livability.com). To learn more about our great community visit http://iowacityarea.com/Content/Area_Information.aspx


Education Requirement:

  • Physicians must hold MD or DO degrees and have completed a psychiatry residency or a doctorate in clinical psychiatry. Select non-clinician Ph.D. researchers can be considered. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a commitment to patient care, teaching, and research. 

  • Must have a track record of externally funded mental health services research related field and/or related scholarly activity or the potential to obtain such funding independently or as part of a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Candidate must have expertise in basic, translational, or clinical research. 


  • Ph.D. candidates must hold Human Subjects Protection (HSP) Certification or eligibility. 

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

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Contact Information

Contact:Amanda Miller - amanda-c-miller@uiowa.edu
Pappajohn Pavilion
140 Hawkins Drive
8974 JPP JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/psychiatry/patient-care/welcome

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