Clinical Instructor-Clinical Professor



Job description

Ann Arbor, MI




DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry Department

How to Apply

Send Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest to:

Sherry Cattell

Administrative Specialist Senior

Michigan Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

UH-South F6321

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5295

Email: [email protected]

Job Summary

Director of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

University of Michigan

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is seeking applicants for Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Certified Forensic Evaluator for the State of Michigan. This unique position is based at the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry, an affiliate of Michigan Medicine and primary training site for the University of Michigan Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program.  The fellowship director has a full-time appointment on the faculty of the University of Michigan, with 50% time allocated to the fellowship and 50% time designated for clinical service, including primarily the conduct and supervision of forensic evaluations and consultations on behalf of the State of Michigan at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry. Additional activities may include forensic evaluations through the University of Michigan Forensic Evaluation Service.

As a faculty member of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, the individual works under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry Associate Chair for Education, as well as within the Program in Psychiatry, Law and Ethics to provide forensic training primarily to fellows, but also to residents, medical students and other Michigan Medicine and other learners.


Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

The director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program is responsible for recruitment of qualified fellows, coordination of all didactics and clinical rotations, and oversight of all experiences of forensic fellows.  The fellowship director creates a roadmap and training plan in accordance with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and oversees the work of the forensic psychiatry fellowship program coordinator to ensure the program meets ACGME standards. The fellowship director provides direct teaching and supervision of the fellows and other trainees working with the fellows, promotes the fellows’ scholarly work in collaboration with other faculty, provides individual mentoring, and oversees their advancement to become independent forensic psychiatry practitioners upon graduation.  The fellowship director works under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry Senior Forensic Faculty and Director of the Program in Psychiatry, Law and Ethics.

The director works primarily at the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry and provides a teaching and leadership role for staff at that site and clinical and administrative consultation there and at other sites as directed by the State of Michigan for the benefit of the fellowship educational initiative and commensurate with the expertise of the fellowship director. Teaching and forensic and clinical consultation activities may also take place at other State of Michigan hospitals to promote best practices in forensic psychiatry and provide needed guidance on clinical forensic matters. The fellowship director will provide a bridge to correctional facilities and other locations and develop training rotation sites to enhance fellowship training.

The fellowship director works with other faculty in training of residents and medical students from University of Michigan and other institutions and participates in forensic evaluations conducted at the University of Michigan Forensic Evaluation Service. The fellowship director also assists the State of Michigan in promoting recruitment and retention of forensic psychiatry staff and other psychiatrists within public sector roles.

Certified Forensic Examiner, State of Michigan

As a Certified Forensic Evaluator for the State of Michigan the faculty member works under the direction and guidance of the Director of Evaluation Services at the Center of Forensic Psychiatry as well as the Chief of Clinical Affairs and the Director of Psychiatry at the site to conduct evaluations of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility and certifications as a person requiring treatment as well as other legal matters, and with the Medical Director for Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs for overall support and guidance in conducting evaluations as well as complex case and system level consultations related to forensic issues across the state. In this work the individual may be joined by trainees in mental health and criminal justice at all levels. The incumbent will also use as part of this effort time to observe and supervise cases taken on by fellows in forensic psychiatry and other trainees at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and in this way provide direct clinical mentorship and supervision regarding development of forensic expertise. The individual may serve as a forensic advisor or chair to committees pertaining to forensic policy and practice regarding competence to stand trial and individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity and is viewed as a leader in forensic activity.

The faculty member will be fully credentialed for clinical care within Michigan Medicine and will conduct civil and criminal forensic evaluations and consultations through the University of Michigan Forensic Evaluation Service under the direction and guidance of the director of that service.  This clinical and teaching service includes both ambulatory and consultation/ liaison components conducted with medical student, general residency, child and adolescent fellowship, and forensic fellowship trainees.


The successful candidate will participate in the clinical, administrative, and teaching aspects of the forensic psychiatry fellowship and other forensic training.

Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary to be successful in this position.  Because of the increasing medical complexity of forensic patients, the candidate must have a familiarity and comfort with medical issues. In addition, a successful candidate should have familiarity with public mental health systems and jail diversion, as well as correctional systems as necessary to provide appropriate evaluations and guidance to supervisees.


Academic interests are strongly encouraged.  Accomplishments such as book chapters, development of educational programs, and inquiry about the clinical aspects of the provision of care are examples.  Programmatic research is not expected and specific protected time to do research is not allocated.


Psychiatry Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

Director of the Program in Psychiatry, Law and Ethics and Director of the Forensic Evaluation Service

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy is required.
  • Possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan is necessary.
  • Board-certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated promise for an academic career that emphasizes clinical care, teaching and administration.
  • Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary.
  • Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

How to apply

Apply online

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clin Instructor/Clin Asst Prof/Clin Assoc Prof/Clin Professor.  The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening including fingerprinting and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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