The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) seeks a dynamic academically-oriented leader for the position of Director Pacific Islands Division Honolulu HI.
We are seeking a senior doctoral-level individual with a strong background in clinical psychology psychiatry social work public health and/or related field with a solid research and publication record in the area of mental health disparities within a multicultural context. A focus on PTSD or trauma is preferred but applicants working on other mental health disorders are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated record of publication national leadership and research grant funding are essential. Experience with program or policy development is preferred and recognition within the scientific and academic community is required.
The Director advances innovative programs and national collaborations in research and education as well as promotes staff development and scientific productivity. Mentorship/teaching/training experience in the academic and/or clinical applied fields are desirable. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential including sensitivity to issues related to the stigma of mental illness and minority mental health. Full salary and benefits package are competitive and commensurate with experience (GS-15). Credentials should be commensurate with faculty appointment at the associate or full professor level at the University of Hawaii.
The Pacific Islands Division of NCPTSD is a division of the National Center for PTSD a seven-site consortium mandated by Congress to study reactions to traumatic stress and develop model educational programs. The Division has a nationally-recognized program that specializes in the development and evaluation of tele-mental health methods for treatment delivery. We are eager to build a new research program that addresses health disparities among veterans with PTSD and provides leadership on this topic to other NCPTSD divisions. There are many potential opportunities to collaborate with NCPTSD colleagues locally and across the country. The Division is located at the VA Medical Center in Hawaii which is the principal tertiary care referral center for Veterans from throughout the Hawaiian Islands American Samoa and Guam.
The VA Medical Center provides a full spectrum of inpatient residential and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services. The Division also has an affiliation with the University of Hawaii. The Director would be expected to take a leading role with regard to both the VA and university relationships. Please send curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Matthew J. Friedman MD PhD at Matthew.Friedman@va.gov. Three references may be requested later. For questions please contact Dr. Friedman at the above email address. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Department of Veteran Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.