Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Juvenile Research (IJR) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

The Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is seeking a licensed Psychologist for a clinician-researcher position. This will be split between the Great Lakes Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network and the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics at UIC. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in Psychology and have completed or be completing a postdoctoral fellowship. The candidate must possess or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Illinois. This position will be expected to develop and support a new program for the treatment of adolescent substance use using evidence-based approaches. For applicants with interests in developing a federal research portfolio, protected time and resources will be allocated for developing a K award. Experienced mentorship is available. This position will also be expected to collaborate on grant applications for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Clinical Trials Network focused on substance use treatment. Opportunities to teach and supervise psychology trainees are available. IJR hosts one of the best psychology internships in the country.

We are one of the largest Psychiatry departments in the Midwest, with a large General Psychiatry Residency Training Program and several subspecialty fellowships, including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addictions, Neuropsychiatry and the Women’s Mental Health. IJR is housed within the department and is regarded as the home of American child psychiatry. IJR dates back to 1909 and was founded by Jane Addams to advance the care of youth in Chicago. Its historic mission continues to the present day and is expanding under the leadership of Drs. Niranjan Karnik, Mathias Lillig and Edwin Cook.

Our clinical services focus on diverse and vulnerable patients, serving predominantly minority and economically underserved populations on the South and West Sides of Chicago.  Our inpatient child psychiatry unit is serves youth in the care of Illinois DCFS. We are also a internationally known basic and clinical research enterprise, ranked first in Chicago and in the top 20 nationally by NIH funding, with foci in mood and anxiety disorders, women’s mental health, late life depression, addictions, youth trauma, and mental health services, with multiple opportunities for collaboration and translation of research towards serving our clinical populations.

An important overarching goal at UIC is to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students and trainees and provide high quality care to our diverse and vulnerable patient populations. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, and those with a passion for social justice and serving the underserved.

Applicants must apply online at and reference Job ID #1023258 and submit a CV, cover letter and three letters of recommendation by February 29, 2024.

The application review process will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The start date is flexible.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer including Disability/Vets.

 Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

 The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.