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Faculty - Outpatient Psychiatry

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Application Deadline: December 30, 2023


The Department of Psychiatry at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a board eligible or board-certified psychiatrist to join its growing academic department in its outpatient psychiatry clinic.



The Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) employs 18 full-time academic employed faculty members. The psychiatry residency program is a fully accredited program, currently with 24 residents (6 per year with accreditation up to 8 per year). WMed is looking to expand and enhance psychiatric clinical services, research, and both medical student and resident training. There are significant clinical and research partnerships with Ascension Borgess, Community Healing Centers of Kalamazoo, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK), Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health (SWMBH), the Veterans Battle Creek Health Care system (VA) as well as other community organizations/agencies. WMed Psychiatry is practicing the “Collaborative Care Model” (CoCM) with Bronson Healthcare and anticipating continued growth in the primary care practices of Family Medicine, Pediatrics as well as OB/GYN.


Mental Health Clinic:

In the last two years, the WMed Health Psychiatry Clinic has experienced significant growth, tripling its patient volume while refocusing on high-quality patient care, patient and provider safety during COVID with robust tele-psychiatry services and excellent learning opportunities for trainees.


The optimal candidate will work in collaboration with the WMed Psychiatry Outpatient Medical Director and the WMed Psychiatry Department Chair to provide patient care and supervision of psychiatry residents and medical students and ensure an outstanding academic outpatient clinic experience which sets the standard for patient care in the region.



We are seeking board certified or eligible psychiatrists who are interested and passionate about teaching.  Faculty rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the candidate. 


This opportunity features:

·        The ability to practice with a growing collegial team currently consisting of psychiatrists and psychologists, social workers and nursing personnel focused on quality patient care.

·        Clinical time incorporated with supervision of medical students and psychiatry residents in their ACGME-accredited residency program.

·        Be part of a department that is fully supportive of growth and change for any academic interests with potential for leadership.

·        Interested candidates will enjoy protected academic time for administrative and research endeavors.

·        Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.

·        Mentorship and strong support for individualized career planning and development.

Candidates with additional training in geriatrics, child and adolescent, addiction medicine or forensic psychiatry are all welcome to apply. Based on training and career interests, specific clinical and other academic responsibilities will be negotiated.



·        Practicing Physician (M.D. or D.O.).

·        Licensure to practice medicine in Michigan.

·        Board certified or eligibility for board certification.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.


The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Eric Achtyes, Chair and Professor, Psychiatry at; qualified applicants should apply online at (click on employment) or directly at –

Contact Information:

Eric Achtyes
Program Chair
1717 Shaffer, Suite 010
Kalamazoo, MI 49048