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Practice Psychology with WVU Medicine - William H. Sharpe, Jr Hospital in Weston, WV

Director of Psychology in Forensic Facility with Academic Appointment

WVU Medicine Weston, WV 26452
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: Yes
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  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 06/10/2021
  • 797571

West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in the WVU School of Medicine seek a Director of Psychology qualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank. The successful candidate will be expected to practice at William R. Sharpe, Jr.  Hospital in Weston, WV.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed an APA/CPA accredited clinical psychology graduate program, with an APA/CPA accredited internship. Applicants must be eligible to sit for ABPP in clinical psychology.  Immediate eligibility for licensure in West Virginia is required.  For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital is a 150-bed, fully-accredited state psychiatric hospital and winner of an APA State/University collaboration award.  The hospital provides treatment of involuntarily committed adults with a variety of diagnoses and has a dynamic forensic psychiatry program.  While the facility is operated by the State Department of Health and Human Resources, our professional staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers) is employed as full-time faculty members of the WVU School of Medicine, hired through the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Sharpe Hospital is an active training site for WVU Psychiatry residents, forensic fellows, and students of medicine and other disciplines.  Clinical experience is enhanced by dedicated time for research and teaching.  There is no call duty.

The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience  Institute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include the clinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others. The Institute  is spearheading efforts to develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.

The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system and largest private employer, is comprised of 11 hospitals throughout WV with the flagship academic medical center, West Virginia University/ J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, located in Morgantown. The System also provides management services to five additional hospitals.

WVU faculty positions include regionally competitive salaries and excellent benefits. William Sharpe Hospital is located just an hour south of Morgantown, WV, and is easily accessed from Interstate 79. Enjoy endless outdoor recreation, championship golfing, history, and arts and culture in this north-central WV region.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. For more information, please contact Pam Furbee, Senior Physician Recruiter.