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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria seeks an addiction psychiatrist with strong interest in graduate medical education to develop and lead a new addiction psychiatry fellowship. The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director is a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Our department has worked closely with community partners to prepare for the development of a new addiction psychiatry 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 our other educational programs and the experience of the current faculty offer ample support to the incoming Fellowship Program Director. 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 development of the fellowship, oversight of program curriculum and operations, promoting a culture of excellence, recruitment, evaluation, teaching, and scholarly support. Other duties will be tailored to the interest of the applicant and include opportunities for adult and addiction 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.

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

Position Summary
The faculty member will work with the Department Chair to develop outpatient and community-based clinical services for individuals with substance use disorders. The faculty member will provide guidance and oversight to an emerging enterprise to facilitate the mission of the department for clinical care, education, scholarship and outreach. The faculty member will develop an addiction psychiatry fellowship, spearheading collaboration with community partners.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • MD or DO graduate of an LCME/AACOM-accredited medical school
  • Graduate of an ACGME-approved addiction psychiatry fellowship
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois
  • ABPN board-certified in adult and addiction psychiatry

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or DO graduate of an LCME/AACOM-accredited medical school
  • Graduate of an ACGME-approved addiction psychiatry fellowship
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois
  • ABPN board-certified in adult and addiction psychiatry

Preferred Qualifications

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

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 a Top 50 Best Cities in the United States, according to US News and World Report. Niche gave Peoria an “A” rating for diversity.

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

For Fullest Consideration submit your application by 2/23/2024 at:

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Contact Information:

Ryan Finkenbine
Professor and Chair
900 Main Street, Suite 720
Peoria, IL 61603