University of California, Los Angeles — Director, Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program

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, possess 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 January 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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