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Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences General Faculty Search: Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series

Application Window

Open date: July 1st, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) is seeking faculty to work as a part of a team emphasizing high quality, patient-centered psychiatric in-patient and/or outpatient care. Applicants specializing in adult, geriatric, child and adolescent, and addiction psychiatry are invited to apply.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join an established department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences with an international reputation of excellence in education, research, and patient care. Time is allocated for didactic teaching, case conferences, and supervision of trainees. The successful candidate also will evaluate and treat their own patients. In addition, they will engage in scholarly or creative activities derived from and in support of their clinical teaching, professional, and service activities.
The department seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to academic and clinical excellence and diversity within our faculty, staff, and trainees. Teaching and supervisory experience of residents, fellows, and medical students is preferred. This recruitment is conducted at the Instructor/Assistant/Associate rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Determination of rank and step will be based upon background, training, experience, and overall track record.
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine is comprised of faculty members who are experts in the origins and treatment for disorders of complex human behavior.

The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is among the leading centers in the world for comprehensive patient care, research, and education in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and neurology. It is the major psychiatry teaching facility of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the nation’s top-ranked medical centers. The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is an independently accredited and licensed hospital. The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s vision is to serve the health care needs of the community, its patients, and their families through excellence in research, education, and the delivery of neuropsychiatric and behavioral health services:

The department is affiliated with The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, which is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders:

Additionally, the department has a highly respected resident training program. This training program has access to a variety of clinical training sites, each of which provides residents with a unique learning experience:

Our department philosophy is aligned with UCLA campus leadership in the areas of recruiting and retaining individuals traditionally under-represented in the health sciences, LGBTQ, and individuals with disabilities, to reflect the diversity of the population we serve in the Los Angeles area. We further recognize that successfully recruiting people to join our enterprise is not the end of the story. It is also critical that we provide an environment in which all individuals in our workforce and trainee programs experience a professional, supportive, collaborative, and open environment and have the opportunity to thrive. We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of these goals.
The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications by time of hire:
Must hold an M.D., D.O., or medical equivalent degree and be board eligible or certified in Psychiatry plus any relevant subspecialty discipline; Must possess a valid California Medical License and Drug Enforcement Agency certificate.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and achievements. The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

To apply, please submit i) a cover letter outlining academic interests and a brief statement on your diversity activities*; ii) an updated curriculum vitae; and iii) the names and contact information of three references to the application portal at For other information, send inquiries to

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

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D. or equivalent medical degree
Must possess valid California medical license
Must possess DEA certificate

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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)

The candidate will be asked to provided at least 3 names and contact information of referees.

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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 & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, California