Chair of Psychiatry-Transmountain

El Paso, Texas
Oct 30, 2018
Dec 29, 2018
Dan Schuller, M.D.
Full Time
Position Type

Department Chair of Psychiatry-Transmountain

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) is accepting applications for the position of Department Chair, Psychiatry-Transmountain. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic, entrepreneurial clinician to build a department at our new Transmountain location in a collaboration between TTUHSC El Paso and The Hospitals of Providence (THOP).

The Department Chair will report to the Dean of Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The Department Chair will participate in the recruitment of faculty and development of clinical services at the Transmountain site. A new full service 106-bed general acute care hospital and an adjacent 110,000 sq. ft. new medical office building will serve as a training site for medical students, residents, nursing students and researchers. A new psychiatry residency program is anticipated to open in 2023. The Department Chair of Psychiatry-Transmountain will work closely with community physicians in the role as Chief of Psychiatry at THOP- Transmountain. 

Candidates should be a currently practicing MD/DO, eligible for a Texas medical license, with program development skills and an understanding of budgeting, productivity and revenue management. The successful candidate will have experience in an academic medical center, possess leadership qualities, with the ability to secure the confidence and cooperation of others, and demonstrate an understanding of the synergy between patient care, education, and scholarly activity as well as the interdependent relationships in a health science center/private hospital partnership. Experience in a private/academic collaboration is highly valued.   

El Paso is ranked second in the “Safest Metro Cities in America 2017” SafeWise Report. The city is also among the top 15 best places to live in the U.S. for quality of life in 2018 (U.S. News and World Report). Nestled at the base of the Franklin Mountains with over 300 days of sunshine annually, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits, and no state income tax.

Interested candidates may view a full position description and apply online at Search for requisition #5877BR. 

For confidential inquiries, please contact:

   Dan Schuller, M.D.,

   Department Chair of Internal Medicine -Transmountain and Search Committee Chair or (915) 215-4126


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