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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (In Residence, Adjunct, or Clinical X) Psychiatry

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 1st, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 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.


The Department of Psychiatry within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit basic scientists, clinical scientists, and translational scientists whose work illuminates the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The Department wishes to attract basic scientists who are exploring the fundamental processes underlying common components of cognitive, mood, temperamental, and motivational disturbances in neuropsychiatric conditions. For example, investigators may be exploring the molecular, cellular, and neural network connectivity bases of learning and memory, attentional and executive processes, and their genetic regulation. Additional examples of areas of basic science and translational interest would include, but are not limited to exploration of signaling pathways in the central nervous system that have received less attention but may be important in understanding the bases and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as the endocannabinoid system. Translational research could embrace areas such as basic studies on circadian rhythms, as well as studies on sleep disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and their treatment, including their genetic regulation.

Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent. MDs and PhDs with clinical training applying for a faculty position need to be eligible or hold appropriate clinical licenses in the State of California, and will be expected to be willing to do sufficient clinical work to demonstrate relevance of their research to real problems of patients and their families.

The ideal applicant must have an active extramurally funded program of research, a record of impactful publications in the peer reviewed literature, and clear interest in teaching.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity.

Series will be determined by the candidate's background and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our strong commitment to the twin goals of achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three to five referees, and a personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information). Candidates are also highly encouraged to submit a statement of scholarly interests and accomplishments, and a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments. Please also submit recent teaching evaluations if available.

To be considered for a non-tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, please submit your application via

Please see other postings in our Department for:
-tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant rank
-tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank
-non-tenured clinical faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank
-academic position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Scientist rank (non-instructional)

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Teaching Interests and Evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)