Psychiatrists – Substance Use Disorder/Addictions

Posted: 6/2/2016

West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry is recruiting two open rank BC/BE adult addiction-trained psychiatrists to assume a full time faculty position at an outpatient free-standing facility focusing primarily on opioid addiction. The facility/program includes other mental health supports, including therapists and case managers, and is located in Morgantown, WV. We have a number of addiction specialists who have developed innovative and creative ways to address the national opioid addiction crisis. State and University leaders are committed to expanding access to care, and this position offers a unique opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues in making a significant difference in the lives of many.

Responsibilities for the non tenure, clinical emphasis track positions include outpatient care of adults with Substance Use Disorders, teaching and supervision of medical students and psychiatry residents, and potentially training addiction medicine/psychiatry fellows. There are resources and opportunities to develop research within the area of addictions. We encourage all qualified, well-trained applicants to apply regardless of academic rank expectations.

Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must be board certified / eligible in psychiatry. They will join our Department which provides a broad range of services including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, assertive community treatment, telepsychiatry and ECT. We also have a busy consult liaison service. In addition to our faculty of psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists and social workers, we also employ clinical therapists and case managers. We provide training for a variety of disciplines including psychology, neuropsychology, nursing, social work, counseling and medical students. We have 28 general psychiatry residents and have fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

Faculty members within the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry are part of WVU Medicine that includes Ruby Memorial Hospital, a tertiary care hospital for the state which is ranked the #1 hospital in WV. WVU Medicine is undergoing an unprecedented expansion of facilities and hiring of faculty.

Morgantown, West Virginia is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the US, with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities, such as Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. It also boasts a thriving economy which prompted Peter Alexander of NBC News to recently state that Morgantown is “an oasis of opportunity” and is full of “can-do Mountaineer spirit.”

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. Position will remain open until filled. Please forward letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Angel Dunn, Senior HR Generalist - Physician Recruitment, via email to

WVU is an AA/EO employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.