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Faculty Position, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Division of Psychiatry

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)
Memphis, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



Join a world-renowned institution dedicated to advancing treatment for children with catastrophic diseases.

At St. Jude, we have one common goal: find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. We have a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, board-certified (or eligible) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Member. The Division of Psychiatry, within the Department of Pediatric Medicine, works in close coordination with a skilled psychosocial team including psychology, neuropsychology, social work, child life, music therapy, and pastoral care. Our practice focuses on ensuring children diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses can receive treatment while minimizing distress and potential psychiatric effects related to their disease or its treatment. The Division of Psychiatry coordinates our care with world-renowned oncologist, hematologists, infectious disease experts, and other leaders in their field. We are active in education, quality improvement, and are developing research that will further inform our care and our field.

Balance work and life
As a faculty member, you’ll experience the benefits of working in an environment where patient care and treatment are prioritized above all else. This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a collaborative workplace where all employees share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. St. Jude is ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” since 2010 and is ranked a ‘Leader in Pediatric Oncology’ by US News and World Report since 2008. We are the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children and our psychiatry providers work exclusively with children, adolescents, and young adults. This gives us a unique perspective in the small but growing field of psychiatric oncology. Further, our patients often travel to St. Jude from many regions and countries, often living near our hospital for months or years. This allows for greater continuity of care than many other psychiatric providers working in consult/liaison roles.

Memphis, one of the best-kept-secrets in the U.S.
This position is based in Memphis, TN, and we offer an excellent relocation package. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that more than a million residents call home. Memphis is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of our biggest attractions; in fact, Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts – there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added. Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work and the U.S. News and World Report ranked the Memphis metro area as a “Best Place to Live.” Additionally, Tennessee residents enjoy no state income tax.

About St. Jude Research

Multidisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of our research environment, where scientists and clinicians work together to advance our mission
One of the world’s largest cancer survivorship research programs
The first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute
More clinical trials for cancer than any other U.S. children’s hospital


Applicants should have an MD or DO degree (or equivalent). Successful candidates will have trained at ACGME accredited psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs. Candidate must be eligible for a State of Tennessee medical/osteopathic license. Fellows in their final year of training are also encouraged to apply


How to apply

Please submit a letter of inquiry and a CV directly online.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Elliott, MD
Division of Psychiatry
262 Danny Thomas Place, MS # 140
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Phone: 901-595-0388
Fax: 901-595-1165



For additional questions, please contact:
Sanford Mann Phone: 901-595-2718



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.


Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.


St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

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