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Full Professor (Ladder Rank/In-Residence) Psychiatry

Application Window

Open date: July 28th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 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: Wednesday, Jul 28, 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 Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) ( at UC San Diego, in collaboration with the department of Psychiatry ( in the School of Medicine is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and is seeking a candidate for a 0.5 FTE tenured faculty position at the Professor rank.

The ACTRI was established in 2010 to provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational, and clinical research throughout UC San Diego and the San Diego region; expedite the translation of discoveries into therapies; and facilitate the training and education of the next generation of researchers.

The ACTRI is recruiting a senior faculty member with expertise in behavioral sciences to direct its Education, Training and Career Development (ETCD) Program. ETCD oversees multiple clinical research education programs:

  1. KL2, an institutional K award that supports junior faculty
  2. TL1, institutional T awards that funds pre-doctoral medical and pharmacy students for three-month or one-year experiences, and postdoctoral researchers of various backgrounds for two-year mentored training in advanced clinical and translational research.
  3. Clinical Research Enhancement and Supplemental Training (CREST), a modular curriculum for a broad range of learners seeking instruction on clinical and translational research.
  4. Mentor training/certification, which is required for KL2 mentors
  5. Grant writing training
  6. The SUSTAIN program, which provides protected time and training for individuals who have written competitive K awards that were not yet funded

The program also manages seminars and other educational programs to enhance diversity of trainees. The Director will be responsible for supervising the programs, compiling information information for annual reporting to the NIH, and will be required to assist with content for competing renewal applications. The incumbent will interact with ETCD Directors at other institutions to consider opportunities for collaboration. This position reports to the CTRI Director. Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD. Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

The successful applicant candidate must have a background as a trained psychiatrist or psychologist in translational and clinical research, experience leading and developing advanced degree/certificate educational programs in translational science, experience directing institutional K awards programs in a school of medicine, and active extramural funding.

Appointment will be at the Full Professor rank. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

•Ladder Rank Professor - see:

•In-Residence Professor - see:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

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, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

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.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)