Faculty Position: Director, Eating Disorders Program, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine seeks an innovative scientist to build on our excellence in eating disorders research, teaching, and clinical care. The ideal candidate will have an active program of clinical translational research, experience with building and leading clinical programs, and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration. Qualified candidates for this In Residence position will be eligible for a state funded tenure line and dedicated endowed chair.

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 have a strong record of extramural research funding, accomplishments in clinical teaching and mentorship, and a commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Rank of associate or full professor commensurate with experience. M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., Ph.D. or equivalent applicants are encouraged to apply. For M.D.’s, board certification in psychiatry is required, with added qualifications in child and adolescent psychiatry strongly preferred. 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, v) only contact information (the applicant must provide references’ names and addresses). To apply please submit your application via the UC Recruit portal at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08308. For further information, contact the Director of Child and Adolescent Division, James MCracken, M.D., at c/o ReemaPrasad@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-825-0586. Initial application review will begin May 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5, Scale 5. The salary range for this position is $153,800 - $327,800. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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. Cultural North Star. The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (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 https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

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