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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, In-Residence, Adjunct) - Inpatient Psychiatrists

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Open date: June 8th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 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: Tuesday, Jun 8, 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.

Position description

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry ( at the UC San Diego School of Medicine is committed to academic and clinical excellence and diversity within our faculty, staff, and trainees. The Department is currently seeking psychiatrists to join our hospital-based services team, which includes adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison services, and Emergency Room coverage at the Hillcrest campus of UC San Diego Health.

The Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The Department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The primary duties of these positions will involve providing psychiatric assessment and treatment services to adult inpatients on our Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, geriatric inpatients on our Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit, or consultation-liaison services to the Hillcrest Emergency Department and Medical Center. The selected candidates will also serve as clinician-educators, working with the inpatient team and Residency Training Office to help train and mentor medical students and residents on the inpatient service.

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

Candidates must have an MD or DO degree, and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in General Psychiatry. Candidates must also be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates with board eligibility or certification in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record in clinical care, collaborating across disciplines and teaching/supervising trainees . Experience assessing and treating psychiatric symptoms and disorders in geriatric patients and patients with serious medical illness is also preferred.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, 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:

HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence 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 University of California San Diego'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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

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 Clinical Experience - Statement of interest in or evidence of clinical experience in inpatient and consultation-liaison psychiatry

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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