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Director of the Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 23rd, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, seeks to hire a mid-career full-time tenure track faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve as Director of the Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Lori Altshuler Endowed Chair for Mood Disorders. Candidates should have an outstanding, internationally recognized research program in mood disorders with a successful record of extramural funding, a strong interest in a highly collaborative research environment, and the skills and experience to play a leadership role in translation of research findings into clinical practice. All areas of research in which mood disorders play a central role are of interest, with a focus on bipolar disorder preferred.

The successful candidate must be qualified to perform clinical service in mood disorders, have a M.D. or equivalent medical degree or be eligible for a California medical license, and be board-certified in psychiatry. In addition to leadership of a research and clinical program, responsibilities will include teaching psychiatry residents, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and graduate students, as well as mentoring psychiatrists and other scientists who are developing careers in research.

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications, as part of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. Interested candidates should submit
i) a curriculum vitae;
ii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans;
iii) a statement of teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise;
iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion*; and
v) contact information for three potential references to the UC Recruit application portal at

Contact Michael Gitlin, M.D., for additional information at or 310-825-3654. Initial application review will begin
December 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

(*Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

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another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of
California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

Job location

Los Angeles, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)