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Associate or Full Professor (In-Residence, Clin X) Division Chief, Pediatric Psychiatry

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 19th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 19, 2021 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 the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. In collaboration with Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, the Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit candidates for an endowed chair faculty position as Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top Children’s Hospitals in the 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report, Rady Children’s is affiliated with the UCSD School of Medicine and is the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians, researchers and caregivers.

Reporting to the Department Chair of Psychiatry within the School of Medicine at UCSD and Dean of Children’s Clinical Services and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Leadership, and working in conjunction with the Deputy Chiefs for Clinical Affairs and Education, the Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is responsible for achieving the Division's strategic, academic, operational and financial goals by providing leadership, quality oversight and research direction for members of the Division. She/he will help define the scope of research and clinical practice for their division consistent with the mission and goals of UCSD Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Specialists of San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. This effort will include defining appropriate patient populations to be served, research initiatives to be pursued, as well as executing strategic initiatives. She/he will also be responsible for developing a robust, extramurally-funded research program in child and adolescent psychiatry to broaden its research funding portfolio. The position will hold an Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSD. The position is based at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego.

Candidates must have:

  • An M.D, or equivalent
  • Applicants with an M.D. must be eligible for licensure in the State of California
  • Be in good standing with the Medical Board of California, UCSD, Children’s Specialists of San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
  • Board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Experience, training and demonstrated track record of success in conducting cutting edge, extramurally funded research directly relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry

The appropriate series and appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

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

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

Applications must be submitted through the UCSD’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: .

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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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