University of California, Los Angeles — Director, Anxiety Disorders Program

Department of Psychiatry and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior UCLA 

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 physician faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve as Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program. The Director will oversee the Anxiety Clinic, teaching about anxiety to medical students, residents and fellows as well as directing research in anxiety disorders. Candidates should have a strong track record of excellence in research, teaching and clinical care; demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding; a commitment to a highly collaborative research and clinical 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 anxiety plays a central role are of interest.

Minimum requirements include M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., or other equivalent medical degrees. The successful candidate must be qualified to perform clinical service in anxiety 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 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 study of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. UCLA has a well-established continuum of services in anxiety disorders.

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.

Targeted Reference Checks. The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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.

Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct. All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct. Please see: https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html.

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/JPF07807. For further information, contact the Psychiatry Chair and Semel Director’s Office at PsyChairSemelDir@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-206-1233. Initial application review will begin October 31, 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.

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