West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatryin the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV seeks a Clinical Social Worker qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank.
The responsibilities for this position include service, teaching and research/scholarly activity as detailed below.
(1) Service: Provision of psychotherapeutic services for the Department’s mental health outpatient programs with training and experience in the treatment of children and adolescents, trauma, anxiety/affective disorders and/or marriage and/or family therapy.
(2) Teaching: Competence in teaching and clinical supervision of psychotherapy to staff therapists and Departmental trainees including: residents in the general psychiatry program and/or fellows in the child and adolescent psychiatry program, psychology interns, social work graduate students and counseling graduate students.
(3) Research/Scholarly Activity: Ability to conduct independent research and/or develop a scholarly interest from concept to completed product (ie publication, national/regional presentation or similar activity) and an ability to mentor trainees to develop research from concept to completion.
The successful candidate must fully meet the first and second criteria to be considered and must be receptive to and interested in professional growth and development in the third area.
Neuroscience, including behavioral health and addiction, is one of WVU Medicine’s Signature Programs – areas of opportunity that allow WVU Medicine to target major health disparities more aggressively in the state and continue to deliver real medical solutions that will have the most resounding impact on the citizens of West Virginia.
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital that is under expansion, and all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.
West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
Successful candidates must have – a Masters or Doctorate degree in social work from an approved program is required. Eligible candidates must have a West Virginia license as a LICSW or be eligible to apply for one. Applicants are required to have a strong clinical background with 3-5 years of clinical experience practicing with an independent license. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent teaching skills, and publications are required. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.
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WVU Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics, and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality, and are unified and driven by an unbridled passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; the affiliated schools of the WVU Health Sciences Center; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care.