Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/Vice Chair

Associate Professor or Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Search Chair: 
Steven Rasmussen, MD

Rhode Island Hospital

Job Description

Oversee division teaching activities for medical students, interns, residents and fellows in all participating institutions to assure quality, relevance, and responsiveness, and develop additional teaching programs in the general University and the Program in Medicine as resources permit.
Oversee the Child of Psychiatry, Triple Board, Child Psychology Internship and Child Psychology Fellowship Programs sponsored by the division and assure compliance with the standards of the Brown Program in Medicine, the appropriate specialty boards, accreditation agencies and ACGME.
As a senior faculty member, the Division Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will be a visible leader and role model, helpful in the academic/research development of faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the component hospitals.
Maintain continued active involvement in his/her own research/scholarly endeavors, devoting significant time to this work.
Monitor and implement an academic plan that will foster the professional and scholarly growth of the division.
Represent the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Lifespan Academic Council, Medical Faculty Council and other appropriate Lifespan and University committees.
Work in collaboration with the Chief of Child and Adolescent Services of Hasbro/Bradley Hospitals to develop and maintain quality clinical programs that are nationally recognized for excellence.
Recruit, organize and evaluate at yearly intervals the Division’s faculty in all affiliate hospitals, and transmit the evaluations and recommendations on reappointments and promotions to the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the DPHB Committee of Appointments, Promotions and Reappointments and the respective Chief Administrative Office at each of the component affiliated hospitals.
Maintain effective communication and cooperation between the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and other divisions of the DPHB and other departments of medicine at Brown University and in the affiliated hospitals.
Report at mutually agreeable intervals to the Board of Trustees of each affiliated hospital participating in the academic program in Psychiatry and Human Behavior as to the status of their child and adolescent psychiatry faculty and staff, and the congruence of each hospital’s plan including congruence of clinical programs, with the overall plan for the University-wide department.
Review faculty salaries in each institute participating in the academic program and assure compliance with the University-affiliated hospitals’ guidelines. This includes compliance with hospital requirements regarding apportionment of faculty time between academic and clinical responsibilities.
It is expected that at least 20 percent of the incumbents time will be devoted to research and space will be provided.
An incumbent with a clinical degree will have the option of spending time conducting clinical work, as arranged and agreed upon with the Chair of the department.

The Vice Chair for Child Psychiatry responsibilities will include:

Represents Child and Adolescent Services at the DPHB Executive Council and Advisory Council level.Oversees relationship of Child and Adolescent Services with campus-based schools and Institutes including the School of Medicine, Public Health, Brown Institute for Brain Science and Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.
Advocates for Child and Adolescent Services at state and federal level.
Leads philanthropic efforts for Child and Adolescent Services in collaboration with Medical Director of E.P. Bradley Hospital and Lifespan philanthropy.


Minimum requirements include: Doctor of Medicine Degree certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; eligible for Rhode Island Medical License; and have a distinguished national reputation for academic accomplishment in research, scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate must qualify for a full-time medical faculty academic appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, Research Scholar Track in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest (addressed to Steven Rasmussen, MD, Search Chair) and an updated CV via Interfolio at

last updated 01 Feb 2019