Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine are seeking an outstanding physician leader to serve as the next Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Division has a long and distinguished history as a national leader in child and adolescent mental health. Its faculty are highly productive, multidisciplinary and internationally recognized scholars who are leading innovation in research, teaching, and clinical care. The successful applicant for this position will be a mid-career psychiatrist at the Associate or Full Professor level with demonstrated leadership skills, including in research and clinical services, a record of extramural research funding, and accomplishments in clinical teaching and mentorship.

Minimum requirements include M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., or other equivalent medical degrees. Candidates must be qualified to conduct clinical services in child and adolescent psychiatry and possess or be eligible for a California medical license. Board certification in psychiatry is required, with added qualifications in child and adolescent psychiatry strongly preferred. In addition to leadership of research, educational and clinical programs, and mentorship of faculty, responsibilities will include teaching psychiatry residents, postdoctoral fellows and medical students.

The Division benefits from strong institutional support for its continued excellence. The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the study of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. UCLA has a well-established continuum of services in child and adolescent mental health.

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We invite applicants committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, dedicated to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and prepared to contribute to a strong and heterogeneous university community. 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 teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise, iii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and v) contact information for three references to the UC Recruit application portal at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07339. For further information, contact the Psychiatry Chair and Semel Director at PsyChairSemelDir@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-206-1233. Initial application review will begin May 11, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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.