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Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio, United States (on-site)
28 days ago
Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio, United States
28 days ago
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Director of Psychology and Behavioral Health Research

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to building a diverse workforce – one that reflects our patient population and represents the communities we serve. Whether you’re a resident, a physician early in your career, or a seasoned physician with years of experience, Akron Children’s Hospital has something different that’s hard to explain. You feel it in the atmosphere as soon as you enter through the doors. You experience it every day with your colleagues, staff, patients, and their families. Once you’re here, you know you’re home.

The Division Director of Psychology is responsible for the clinical/administrative oversight and leadership for the Division of Psychology, ensuring high quality, evidence based, clinical, research and teaching services are provided. A “Division” is defined as a primary clinical unit of function in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. In collaboration with the Division’s practice/business leadership develops and fosters a culture that motivates and makes accountable all staff within the Division to pursue continuous improvement in clinical and administrative workflows that result in an exceptional patient/family experience. This position also contributes to business plan development that aligns with the overall vision and growth strategies of the Department and facilitates collaboration with other Divisions and Departments as appropriate to achieve strategic goals/objectives. The applicant serves as a division administrator over clinical and educational programs supported by the Lois and John Orr Family Behavioral Health Center, and Akron Children's Hospital (ACH). The position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

The Director of Behavioral Health Research is responsible for advancing our understanding of the complex child and adolescent emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and developmental conditions and contribute to the development of innovative diagnostic tools and treatment strategies. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, and industry partners, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and transforming the field of child and adolescent mental/behavioral, developmental, and substance use conditions. This position is equivalent in rank to an Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience. The position serves as a researcher, educator, and administrator within research, clinical and educational programs supported by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute (RDCRI), The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, and Akron Children's Hospital (ACH). The position has a dual reporting structure and will report to the Director of Scientific Affairs and Clinical Trials and the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.


  • PhD or PsyD , ABPP certification required.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing and overseeing evidence-based programs and clinical staff 
       with a minimum 5 years preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant writing and conducting research, preferred.

This position is a 501(c)(3) site which qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Federal government.

This full-time opportunity offers:

  • Attractive guaranteed base salary 
  • Starting Bonus
  • Quality and Productivity Bonuses 
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Occurrence based malpractice 
  • Relocation assistance  
  • Generous vacation and CME time/money 
  • Student loan repayment strategies

Hospital Overview

Akron Children's has been caring for children since 1890. With two hospital campuses, 6 regional health centers and 50+ primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we’re making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. We also partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals.

Ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by Newsweek in 2022 and 2023, Akron Children’s Hospitalis thelargest pediatric healthcare systeminNortheast Ohio. With more than a million patient visits a year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children through quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and medical discover for more than 130 years! Children aren’t just a segment of our focus; they are our focus. The services at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.

Akron Children’s Hospitalis the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Northeast Ohio and the 8th largest children’s hospital in the country. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience. Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at theRebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

The resources available to our physicians, the cutting-edge technology, the collaboration from all departments and the cohesive nature in which we work allow us to live our mission and truly treat every child as we would our own.

Community Overview:
It’s something you know as soon as you experience it. Our communities — the Northeast Ohio community — are deeply ingrained into our work, our volunteerism, and our daily lives. We are truly a part of the communities we serve, and the communities are a part of us. You’ll be proud to tell people you meet that you work at Akron Children’s as their faces light up and they tell you their own connection to the Hospital. Working at Akron Children’s gives you so many opportunities to live in, work in and love Northeast Ohio.

Runners, hikers, bikers, and families who like to explore have plenty of options including the recreation of the Towpath Trail. The 110-mile towpath trail from Cleveland to below Canton offers places of tranquility, and hidden views of wildlife. Sports are a way of life in our region with many private and public golf courses as well as numerous lakes for fishing, boating, and sailing. Not far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we also offer many sports opportunities for youth as well as adults including basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, tennis and more.

From major league attractions to small-town appeal, Northeast Ohio area has something for everyone.The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural, and recreational resources.This four-season community offers outdoor enthusiasts more than 40,000 acres of parks for year-round enjoyment. Northeast Ohio has become a premier destination to work, live, play, shop and dine. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply @: Discover Division Director Psychology Services job in Akron at Akron Children's in Ohio (   Visit to learn more or apply online or contact Lori Schapel  at for more details.

Job ID: 73588582

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