Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
May 11, 2022
Position Type
The Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a primary affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS), is seeking a full-time child/adolescent psychiatrist to serve as the Director of the new Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, strategic leader with a national and/or international reputation in neurodevelopmental disorders and a passion for building a nationally recognized program in neurodevelopmental disorders. The position includes protected time for administrative and academic responsibilities including research and teaching and will have a senior leadership and academic role in the Department of Psychiatry. This person will also be expected to integrate research into the systems-wide clinical services and be the director of a CHA-wide group of clinical services for the care of patients of all ages with neurodevelopmental disorders. These services include the expanded neurodevelopmental inpatient units at the new CHA Center of Excellence for Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Care at CHA Somerville Hospital, and a transformative outpatient continuum of patient- and family- centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.

CHA, a well-respected, nationally recognized, and award-winning public healthcare system, is one of the region's leading providers of behavioral and mental health care. Our system is comprised of three Hospital campuses and an integrated network of both primary and specialty outpatient care practices in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's Metro North Region.

Ideal applicants should have a demonstrated track record of research, teaching and publications. Harvard Medical School appointment will be commensurate with HMS appointment criteria and candidate qualifications. Candidates must have or be eligible for a MA license, have relevant experience in a leadership role, and be BC/BE in child/adolescent psychiatry. Women, minorities, and candidates of diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply.

CHA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403b retirement accounts with matching, generous PTO, CME allotment (time and dollars) and much more.

Please visit to learn more and apply through our secure candidate portal. CVs and letters of interest may be sent to Jacob Venter, MD, MBA, Vice Chief of Psychiatry c/o Melissa Kelley, CHA Provider Recruiter via email at CHA's Department of Provider Recruitment may be reached by phone at (617) 665-3555.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, relationship identity or relationship structure, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

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