Psychiatrist & Psychologist Careers at Sheppard Pratt

Join a team of the brightest minds in the field of psychiatry.

Explore a life-changing career at Sheppard Pratt.

Sheppard Pratt, consistently ranked one of the top psychiatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, is the nation’s largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services.

We offer more than 380 sites of service throughout Maryland. You'll have your choice of location and treatment setting, from crisis and inpatient settings to special education to outpatient settings. See all of our programs and offerings.

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We have a bold vision for Sheppard Pratt, and there’s no time like the present to transform care and improve lives.

We are the home to the top minds in the field.

Our doctors are changing the landscape of neurostimulation, measurement-based care, sports psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy modalities, innovative medications, and more. Meet your future colleagues. 

We encourage our clinicians to learn and grow.

That’s why we offer a robust, fully accredited continuing medical education program with dozens of educational opportunities each year. See upcoming CME opportunities.

We offer robust resources and benefits.

At Sheppard Pratt, you can expect: 

  • Physician-led organization
  • Generous compensation package with comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an extensive wellness program, and ample leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Opportunities for student loan forgiveness
  • Grand rounds, CME opportunities, on-site lectures
  • State-of-the-art research and technology
  • Cross-discipline collaboration

Discover the role for you.


Let's change lives, together.

As a physician-led organization, we offer fulfilling careers in diverse settings for the most innovative and compassionate doctors.

Apply for a role at Sheppard Pratt now.

We are currently seeking:

Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Services

Sheppard Pratt is seeking a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist to lead our Child & Adolescent service line; this is both an administrative and clinical position. The Child & Adolescent service line consists of inpatient units, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment programs, and special education schools.

Medical Director, Emergency and Crisis Services

Sheppard Pratt is seeking an experienced psychiatrist who is an expert in psychiatric urgent care and crisis services. The Medical Director will be responsible for expanding Sheppard Pratt's vital urgent care services and other related crisis stabilization programs, with a goal of improving access. 

Medical Director, Neuromodulation Services

Sheppard Pratt is seeking an experienced psychiatrist who is an expert in treatment-resistant disorders and neuromodulation services. The Medical Director will be responsible for both TMS and ECT services, both of which will be expanding across multiple Sheppard Pratt locations. In addition, the Medical Director will collaborate with Sheppard Pratt leadership to drive the advancement of neuromodulation technologies and research across the Sheppard Pratt continuum of care. 

Director of Medical Education

Sheppard Pratt is seeking an experienced psychiatrist to serve as Director of Medical Education. This individual will provide leadership to medical psychiatric training programs across a large mental health system. The Director will also serve as the Associate Director of Residency Training for the combined University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Residency Training program. 

Director of Clinical Psychology

Sheppard Pratt is seeking an experienced clinical psychologist to lead members of the psychology team in providing services across several mental health settings. The Director will be responsible for developing clinical programs and expanding the use of psychology services to enhance our programs across diverse patient populations. The Director will also serve as the primary visionary for psychology services and provide mentoring and supervision to the psychology team members. 

Psychiatrist, The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt

The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt is a premier residential program providing self-pay, highly personalized psychiatric care for individuals experiencing depression, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, personality, and addictive disorders. We are seeking a psychiatrist with a demonstrated interest in psychotherapy to join our attending staff. 

Psychiatrist, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

We are seeking board-certified psychiatrists for full-time positions in our nationally recognized Eating Disorders Program. The Center for Disorders at Sheppard Pratt provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with complex eating disorders. You will have the opportunity to do in-depth work with complex patients, and will help patients make meaningful progress towards recovery.

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Sheppard Pratt's geriatric service line consists of two inpatient units: a 16-bed geriatric unit and a 16-bed geropsychiatric unit. Positions can include an assignment on one of these two inpatient units and can be paired with outpatient or crisis services work.

Psychologist, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

We are seeking a licensed psychologist for a full-time position at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive care for children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders. Treatment settings include a 23-bed inpatient unit, partial hospitalization program, and intensive outpatient program.

School Psychologist

As a school psychologist, you will provide individual and group therapy using a variety of interventions, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and trauma-informed therapy. This role is based at The Forbush School at Glyndon and Hannah More Center, a Type I nonpublic special education program in Baltimore County.