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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director

Educator-first jobs (>/= .2 FTE for teaching/supervising)

Application Deadline: July 01, 2024

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria seeks a child and adolescent psychiatrist with strong interest in graduate medical education and desire to assist in leading our effort to develop a new child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) fellowship. This CAP Fellowship Director is a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Our department has worked closely with our partner hospitals to prepare for the development of a new CAP training program. The broad array of resources, exceptional facilities, and collaborative commitment from the community provide an ideal opportunity for a motivated psychiatrist to lead and grow the program. The success of the general psychiatry program and the experience of the current faculty offer ample support to the incoming CAP Director as the new program evolves. Candidates should share our values for high-quality patient care, the education of fellows, residents and medical students and the promotion of scholarly activity. The ideal candidate will have meaningful administrative experience, excellent teaching and communication skills, and be eager to lead. Competitive salary and benefits are commensurate with rank.

The responsibilities of the position include the development of the fellowship, accountability for the operation for the program, promoting a culture of excellence, faculty and fellow recruitment, innovation in teaching, and evaluation. Other duties will be tailored to the interest of the applicant and include opportunities in adult and child inpatient and outpatient clinical care, community outreach, college student mental health, scholarship and classroom teaching. The department values and supports the growth, development, and professional advancement of its faculty members.

Peoria presents an attractive mix of small-town charm and big city offerings. Our large, supportive medical community is embedded in diverse local neighborhoods featuring low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and a variety of leisure and recreational activities. Peoria is the #1 “best place to live” in Illinois and is a Top 50 Best Cities in the United States, according to US News and World Report (2022). Niche gave Peoria an “A” rating for overall diversity.

Minimum requirements include graduation from an ACGME-approved child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois, and ABPN board-certification in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Position Summary
This position will assist in leading our effort to develop a new child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) fellowship.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development of an ACGME accredited child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
  • Administration of the program and accountable for operations, teaching, scholarly activity, recruitment and selection, faculty development, orientation, evaluation, and promotion.
  • Direct inpatient and outpatient patient care.
  • Supervision and teaching of general psychiatry residents and medical students.
  • Function as a University faculty member, performing such duties as are appropriate to academic rank and position.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACGME-approved child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois.
  • ABPN board-certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry.
  • Two or more years of experience in administration of educational programs.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jean Clore, Associate Professor, Search Committee, at

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Contact Information:

Ryan Finkenbine
Professor and Chair
900 Main Street, Suite 720
Atrium Building
Peoria, IL 61602