Physician - Academic

Brockton, MA 02301

Specialty Academic
Profession Physician

Director of Psychiatry - Residency Training

VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts

54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year! – Faculty Appointment to Harvard School of Medicine

Come join our vibrant Mental Health team in Boston at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), New England's premier referral center for Veterans' healthcare and named among the “Top 100 Places to Work” seven of the last eight years by the Boston Globe.

VABHS consists of three academic medical center campuses and five community clinics. Our Mental Health Service has a strong academic affiliation with Harvard Medical School (HMS). Harvard South Shore is an ACGME accredited program with 32 residents. This residency is fully integrated into the Mental Health Service at VABHS with a rich clinical environment across a broad continuum of psychiatric care.

HMS and VABHS seek an outstanding psychiatrist with strong academic credentials, significant executive or program administrative experience, and the energy and vision to lead the Harvard training program. Interested applicant's accomplishments should be commensurate with academic appointment as assistant professor or associate professor of psychiatry at HMS. Successful applicant must be board certified in psychiatry with a minimum 5 years of experience post-residency. Prior experience as a training director or associate training director is preferred. US citizenship is required.

VABHS, an academic leader with strong research programs and affiliations with several nationally recognized clinical research centers, offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and academic rank, liability protection, and a generous leave and benefits package. For more benefits information visit: Learn about VA Boston Healthcare System at:  For more information, email your letter of interest and CV to Larry Elliott, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.

Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year

  • 13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 

  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay

  • 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME



  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)

  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)

  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan

  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.

  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option


    Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan

  • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary

  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000

  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution

  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension

  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel

  • Disability Retirement

  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years of service