Job ID: 289548262  |  Last Updated: 6/26/2018

Crisis Response Center Physician / Faculty Opportunity

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Applicant Contact
Julie Brissett
Assistant Director
(215) 707-5665
(215) 707-9452

Job Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for a full time faculty position in our Crisis Response Center (CRC).

The psychiatrist in the Crisis Response Center is responsible for providing psychiatric evaluations and prescribing treatment for patients that present to the psychiatric emergency department. The selected physician will also make appropriate treatment recommendations and coordinate care with other disciplines and outside providers when necessary.

The position requires a strong interest in teaching including bedside and didactic teaching and resident supervision. An interest in publishing or participating in research is preferred but, not required.

Opportunities exist for flexible schedules and academic rank is commensurate with experience.

Temples Episcopal Campus is the main location for Temple University Hospitals behavioral health services, including a 118-bed Behavioral Health Center and an emergency Crisis Response Center (CRC). The CRC is a psychiatric emergency service that sees more than 10,000 patients each year. The CRC serves individuals in crisis with psychiatric and/or substance-related conditions. The CRC is staffed by psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, psychiatric nurses, crisis technicians, clinical social workers, and security personnel and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Candidate Qualifications

M.D. or .D.O. with board certification or board eligibility in Psychiatry
Possess credentials for a faculty appointment at the minimum rank of Assistant Professor.
Ability to maintain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Demonstrate sensitivity to the culture, needs, and aspirations of the community.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita to the address below. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Dr. William Dubin, Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, C/O Julie Brissett, Assistant Director, Physician Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140. Please apply at

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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