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Director, Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD
Women’s Health Sciences Division

VA Boston Healthcare System

Boston, MA
Job Description
VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) seeks a dynamic, academically-oriented leader for the position of Director, Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD).

The Women’s Health Sciences Division is a vibrant multi-disciplinary branch of the National Center for PTSD, a seven-site consortium mandated by Congress to study reactions to traumatic stress and develop model educational programs. The Division is a nationally-recognized program that specializes in conducting innovative research in stress, trauma, and women's health. It is active in dissemination of evidence-based treatment for PTSD, as well as promotion of best practices in the treatment of veterans who experienced military sexual trauma. The Division is associated with strong clinical programs for women that include outpatient treatment, a residential program for PTSD and comorbid substance abuse, a transitional residence, and a homelessness program. Additionally, the Division serves as a training site for psychology graduate students, psychology interns, and post-doctoral fellows. The Division possesses outstanding resources for research, clinical, and training activities, and offers a stimulating work environment. The Division also is affiliated with the national dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, the Military Sexual Assault Support Team, and national programs on intimate partner violence and couples’ treatment for PTSD.

VABHS is closely affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and serves as the principal tertiary care referral center for Veterans from throughout New England. VABHS provides a full spectrum of inpatient, residential, and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services. It also is the site of a second division of the National Center for PTSD consortium, the Behavioral Science Division, which is a major source of collaboration.

Job Requirements
We are seeking a senior doctoral-level psychologist or psychiatrist with a solid research and publication record in the areas of traumatic stress, PTSD, and/or women’s health. A demonstrated record of publication, national leadership, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and research grant funding are essential. Experience with program or policy development and recognition within the scientific and academic community is preferred. The Director advances innovative programs and national collaborations in research and education, as well as promotes staff development and scientific productivity. Full salary and benefits package are competitive and commensurate with experience (e.g., GS-15). Credentials should be commensurate with faculty appointment at the associate or full professor level at Boston University School of Medicine or Harvard Medical School.

Please send curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. at NCPTSDWomensLeader@va.gov. Three references may be requested later.

For questions, please contact Dr. Keane at terry.keane@va.gov . Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Department of Veteran Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ad has been online since January 27, 2014
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