Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Psychiatrist -Consultation and Liaison

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 years ago(8/5/2021 11:16 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position in Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry (CLP).

The inpatient CLP service provides psychiatric consultation and follow up to Temple University Hospital a 515- bed, award-winning academic medical center with a wide variety of tertiary and quaternary programs. The team consists of two board-certified, nationally recognized attending faculty, psychiatry residents and medical students. Residents from other subspecialties also rotate on the service. PGY4 psychiatry residents participate in the TUH CLP inpatient administrative elective to further advanced clinical experience and master liaisons skills. The outpatient CLP service operates half a day a week treating and evaluating patients in collaboration with residents in the CL Psychiatry subspecialty track.

The faculty attending will participate in the development and accreditation of a Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship (anticipated opening July 2023).

The faculty attending will take weekend call evaluating consults at TUH with a 3rd year resident in a rotating basis averaging 1:19 weekends per year.

The position requires a strong interest in teaching including bedside and didactic teaching and resident supervision. An interest in publishing or participating in research is preferred. The Department is also involved in collaborative, multidisciplinary research efforts throughout Lewis Katz School of Medicine. An interest in publishing, participating in research, or developing novel educational curricula is preferred but not required.

Current expansion projects include development of a comprehensive women’s mental health program, growing an established integrated/collaborative mental health care to primary care practices throughout the Temple health system, and development of a Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship program (anticipated start July 2023). Temple has a thriving residency program. Click on our link to learn more about our psychiatry residency.

Applicants should be an M.D. or D.O. with psychiatry board certification or board eligibility. Candidates with subspecialty interest and fellowship training are encouraged to apply. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Ability to obtain a medical license in the Commonwealth of PA prior to start date is also required.


Procedure for Candidacy


In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.


Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. 

Please address all applications to: Dr. Jessica Kovach, Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, C/O Jessica VegaSenior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Physician Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Jessica.Vega@tuhs.temple.edu 

For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Jessica Vega.  


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



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