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Program Director – Psychiatry Residency Training

Position overview

Position title: Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Salary range: $79,000-210,000

Application Window

Open date: January 3, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 3, 2023 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

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, in conjunction with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Residency Training. This position is for a full-time Clinician-Educator at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor.

The UCLA Psychiatry residency training program includes 59 residents and is located in metropolitan Los Angeles with major training sites at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and numerous community-based organizations. Our psychiatric hospital and the UCLA Health System as a whole are both widely respected for clinical and research excellence and have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as being among the highest-ranked health systems on the West Coast (top 5 nationally) and the No. 1 hospital for psychiatry on the West Coast.

The mission of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program is to train outstanding psychiatrists who will lead the field as clinicians, researchers, educators, and leaders in improving the lives of people impacted by mental illness at the level of the individual, communities, and society. We recognize that diversity and excellence are inextricably linked. An explicit anti-racist, social justice and structural competency framework highlights our mandate to pursue excellence in education, clinical practice, and research to enhance the lives of all people within our diverse local and global communities. We vow to work with cultural humility and be accountable for greater equity amongst historically underrepresented peoples, and promote increased generalizability of scientific findings and their pragmatic translation from laboratory to community.

The responsibilities of the Program Director include:
• Developing and implementing the educational mission for the residency training program
• Overseeing the educational curriculum and maintaining program compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standards including curriculum development, trainee evaluation and feedback, policy development and implementation, monitoring duty hours and trainee wellness, and assessing the clinical competency of each trainee.
• Leading a mission-driven recruitment of residents into the residency training program each year.
• Collaborating with clinical and research division leaders to embed high-quality and innovative clinical and scholarly activities in the residency training program.

• At the time of application, candidates must have an MD or related degree and be board certified in general psychiatry and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board.
• Three (3) or more years of psychiatry education program leadership, administration, and teaching in an ACGME accredited training programs.
• Demonstration of outstanding academic accomplishments and trajectory which may include innovative educational program development, excellence in teaching, clinical leadership, or research.

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To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, clinical, and teaching interests, and contact information for three potential references to the application portal at For more information, please contact Kyna Williams, (

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MD or related degree and be board certified in general psychiatry and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

Applicants are requested to provide contact information for 3 potential references in their UC Recruit application. Upon selection as a potential candidate(s), identified references will be contacted for letters. Candidates may be contacted to provide alternate references.

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, California