The Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is pleased to announce recruitment for the role of Director of Psychology. The newly established Fleischer Institute will serve as a comprehensive center of excellence for the care of patients with diabetes in the Bronx communities as well as from Manhattan, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. In addition to providing innovative multidisciplinary clinical services, the Center is dedicated to advancing basic, translational and clinical research in diabetes, obesity and related conditions.
The Psychology Director will be responsible for direct patient evaluation and care, for supervising other mental health providers, including clinical psychology trainees, and for fostering behavioral and psychosocial research relevant to diabetes prevention and control. The position will involve protected time for pursuing a research agenda supported through external funding. Additional opportunities for clinical care and research are available in the co-located Division of Nephrology. The Psychology Director will have joint academic appointments in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A secondary appointment, with opportunities for significant academic collaboration with faculty and mentorship and teaching of graduate students, is available at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, also located on the Einstein campus.
The Psychology Director will also be expected to contribute to the research mission of the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research (NY-CDTR), one of eight centers throughout the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of translation research aimed at the prevention and improved treatment of diabetes (See: www.newyorkregionalcdtr.org). As a member of the NY-CDTR, the Psychology Director will have access to research consultation and mentorship from Center faculty, will be able to participate in our Enrichment Program, and will be eligible to apply for yearly pilot and feasibility funding.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Qualified candidates should be licensed clinical psychologists with a Ph.D. or Psy.D. who are eligible for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or higher and have demonstrated clinical and supervisory experience in health psychology. Ideally, applicants will have focused experience and training in working with adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Prior accomplishment in clinical research, experience working with interdisciplinary teams, and proficiency in Spanish are highly desirable.
To apply, please send a Cover Letter, CV, up to three publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Ms. Jennifer Renta-Barca: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on February 28th and will be accepted until the position is filled. We expect a Summer 2019 start date, with some flexibility possible to accommodate the needs of the candidate.
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