Community Psychology - Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Psychology

The Office of the Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health & Innovation in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center is creating a new program in Community Behavioral Health that will address the needs of communities on the westside of Chicago. This new program will partner with community organizations to provide training to lay people in the westside communities using evidence-based practices focused on trauma, affective disorders and substance misuse, and then support these community partners via a cutting-edge telehealth program. These positions will have substantial effort devoted to training and research. At present, we are recruiting for two positions to launch this program:

Senior Community Psychologist (Associate Professor or Professor): this individual will serve as the day-to-day lead for the program. S/he will provide clinical and administrative leadership. Experience with federal grant applications is required. Experience with evidence-based interventions for PTSD, depression and/or substance misuse is required. Formal certification in particular modalities is preferred.

Junior Community Psychologist (Assistant Professor): in tandem, with the senior psychologist, this individual will be expected to implement the planned interventions for the emerging community behavioral health program. A doctoral degree in psychology is required. Prior experience in training or teaching is preferred. Applicants with experience and interest in pursuing a clinician-researcher pathway will be provided with support to apply for appropriate grants (T-, F- or K-) depending on stage of training.

These are full-time faculty positions; rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must be eligible and achieve licensure in the State of Illinois as a psychologist prior to initiation of employment. Applicants will be jointly appointed to the Center for Underserved Populations & Innovative Intervention which is a component program of the joint Rush-University of Chicago Institute of Translational Medicine. This collaborative program is funded by an NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (UL1-TR002389). In addition, Rush has partnered with community organizations through Westside United which brings together health care institutions, residents, educators, non-profits, businesses, government agencies and faith-based institutions to address the unique needs of the westside communities.

Interested candidates, please address your CV and cover letter to: 

Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD

The Cynthia Oudejans Harris Professor &

Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health




Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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