Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Location: Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs to lead psychiatry clinical care across the enterprise.The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychiatry seeks a senior level academic psychiatrist to serve as the next Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Psychiatry includes internationally recognized units including the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, the division of consultation-liaison psychiatry and the Virginia Treatment Center for Children.

Under the leadership of VCU Alumnus Robert Findling, MD, MBA, Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, the department includes 73 faculty and 104 affiliated faculty.
The Department of Psychiatry offers clinical care and educational opportunities at The Jackson Center, a 34,000 square foot, outpatient facility newly opened in 2016; 40-bed adult inpatient unit on the main hospital campus of VCU Health; and inpatient and outpatient services at the McGuire Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. In addition, pediatric and adolescent services are offered at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, which includes a 120,000 sq foot facility opened in 2018 with 32-beds and over 14,000 ambulatory visits.

VCU Health and VCU Medical Center includes an 820-bed academic flagship facility, with the region’s only Level I Trauma Program and the VCU Massey Cancer Center, Virginia’s first NIC-designated cancer center. The VCU School of Medicine includes over 800 medical students, 500 residents, and 150 fellows. VCU has approximately $310 million in research funding with over half from federal funding sources.

Position Overview

The Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs will oversee psychiatry and psychology clinical care across the VCU Health enterprise, as well as partner with services at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. The Vice Chair will be looked upon to build and grow clinical programs of excellence, innovate, and to foster collaborative relationships between the department and our clinical partners, the community we serve, and the academic medical center.


  • MD/DO or equivalent Medical Degree.
  • Clinical Training in Psychiatry and certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • Virginia state medical licensure or eligibility.
  • Significant clinical leadership experience in a psychiatry program at a major academic healthcare organization. Leadership experience should include clinical practice oversight, strategic planning, direct faculty/provider oversight, and managing staffing and recruitment.
  • Proven background in clinical care optimization, quality, safety and patient engagement.