The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is currently accepting inquiries and applications from psychologists for career opportunities in a growing academic department. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in psychology and be independently licensed; however, candidates requiring supervision for licensure are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will demonstrate a collaborative leadership style with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Faculty appointment at an appropriate rank, competitive salary, generous leave, and excellent benefits are among the offerings for selected candidates.

Located in Huntington, WV between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Ohio River, the Department serves patients in the tristate region of Southwestern West Virginia, Southeastern Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky. With a rich history of providing mental health care services to the surrounding area, the Department continues to grow and develop its offerings to better meet the needs of the community.

The Department employs psychiatrists and psychologists who provide a wide range of outpatient services to children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Services include medication management; psychological, neuropsychological, and psychiatric assessment; as well as individual and group psychotherapy. Specialized psychological interventions include trauma-focused individual and group psychotherapy for children and adolescents as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents and adults.

Integrative services are provided in conjunction with several other departments within the School of Medicine.  These include the interdisciplinary treatment of pregnant women who present with substance use in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, providing consultation in the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and integrative behavioral health care within the Department of Family Medicine.

Opportunities to teach medical students, psychiatry residents, as well as psychology practicum students and doctoral level interns are available.  Psychology internship and practicum student programming is currently expanding with a plan to become APA-accredited and potentially to offer specialized post-doc experiences.

Continuing education opportunities provided include monthly Grand Rounds and other educational programming provided by the Office of Faculty Affairs.  Educational leave time as well as faculty development funds are provided to pursue additional continuing education opportunities outside of the School of Medicine.

Duties will include:

  • Assessment and therapy services in the outpatient setting
  • Teaching medical students, psychology interns and psychiatry residents
  • Participation in the development of training programs for doctoral level psychologists
  • Working closely with psychiatry services to provide a high standard of care
  • Research and scholarly activities are supported and encouraged

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae to Melissa Browning via e-mail to or by fax to (304) 523-4358.

Phone inquiries can be made to (304) 691-1511.