The South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is looking for Associate Professor or Professor level clinician-investigators who have a track record of funding and whose research interests are consistent with the MIRECC’s rural theme: “To promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.??? We are particularly interested in investigators who study expanding mental health access to rural-residing persons or employ technology to improve access to treatments. Qualified investigators should be doctoral level clinical providers and may include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or nurses. A full-time position with a combination of research and clinical duties will be negotiated at one of five possible locations where the South Central MIRECC has a presence: Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA; or Oklahoma City, OK. Each VA medical center at these locations has a close affiliation with an academic institution.


The South Central MIRECC was funded in 1998 by Office of Mental Health Services and has been renewed twice, most recently in 2012. The South Central MIRECC has strong research, education, and clinical demonstration programs. To learn more about the South Central MIRECC, please visit


Interested investigators should send a CV and brief letter of interest via email to Mark Kunik, M.D. (, Director, South Central MIRECC, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX.