Kalamazoo, MI

WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine




The Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a faculty-level neuropsychologist or psychologist to join its growing academic department. The department currently has 16 full-time academic employed faculty members. The psychiatry residency program is a fully accredited program with 24 residents (6 per year with accreditation up to 8 per year). This is a well-established residency program that is looking to expand and enhance psychiatric clinical services, research, and both medical student and resident training. There are significant clinical and research collaborations with community mental health care (SWMBH and ICS), the VA system (BCVHA), and collaborative care psychiatry arrangements with a number of WMed Health, Bronson, and Ascension Borgess primary care, family medicine, and pediatric practice groups.


The Department of Psychiatry is currently in a rapid growth phase with development of several community clinical collaborations and program enhancements. Progress has been made in developing funding for four endowed faculty positions and program development. One of the endowed professorships will be for the Chair of the Department and the other three endowed professorships and the three endowed fellowships will be in each of the priority areas (emergency psychiatry, child/perinatal psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry). Building on a 20-year legacy of excellent residency training, the Department is now poised for the initiation of fellowship training and expansion of collaborative care and tele-psychiatry.




We are seeking both a neuropsychologist and a clinical psychologist who is interested and passionate about teaching. This is a 70% clinical/30% teaching/scholarly position.

  1. Clinical responsibilities include provision of psychological/neuropsychological evaluations across a broad spectrum of populations in the WMED Psychiatry inpatient and outpatient programs, conducting clinical assessments and providing psychotherapy.
  2. Teaching responsibilities will include clinical supervision of residents and teaching of medical students/residents.
  3. The selected applicant will receive support in sustaining a scholarly profile.

This opportunity features:

  • Practice with a collegial team of 14 psychiatrists, 2 PhD psychologists and social workers focused on quality patient care;
  • Enjoy clinical time incorporated with supervision of medical students and psychiatry residents in their ACGME-accredited residency program;
  • Be a part of a department that is fully supportive of growth and change for any academic interests with potential for leadership;
  • Enjoy protected academic time for administrative and research endeavors;
  • Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package with up to 7 weeks of PTO annually.


  • Valid Ph.D. or Psy.D degree
  • Licensure to practice in Michigan or Eligibility for such Licensure
  • Completion of clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology or clinical psychology.


About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for inter-professional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services. 


About Kalamazoo:


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts. A similar initiative under the leadership of WMED Psychiatry to implement a Kalamazoo Comprehensive Mental Health Program that provides access to quality mental health services to all Kalamazoo residents is in progress.


Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Rajiv Tandon, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at rajiv.tandon@med.wmich.edu 269.337-4350; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at  https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1564/faculty---neuropsychologist/job


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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Posted: 05/18/2020