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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, In-Residence, Adjunct) - La Jolla Outpatient

Application Window

Open date: August 25th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Nov 7, 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: Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 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 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. UC San Diego Psychiatry faculty provide exceptional clinical care, cutting-edge research, and educational excellence. The Department of Psychiatry ( is currently seeking a psychologist to join UC San Diego’s Outpatient General Psychiatry Program.

Under the direction of the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Services, La Jolla Clinic, and the Assistant Program Director of General Psychiatry Services, the incumbent will provide on-site mental health and collaborative psychological treatment to patients receiving general psychiatry services. These services will include diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive needs, risk and triage assessments, short and longer term treatment planning, short-term individual and group psychotherapy using evidenced based treatments.

The incumbent will conduct evidence-based psychotherapy with patients across our General Psychiatry services with a range of diagnoses, such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, suicidal behaviors, bipolar disorder, and ADHD, among others. The incumbent will participate in multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings, interview patients and families, participate in team-based treatments and facilitate discussion around diagnosis and treatment planning. The incumbent will also provide crisis intervention and urgent same-day appointments for patients across the age range. Professional and community activities include participating in inter-departmental committees and in conferences with fellow staff and team members.

The incumbent must be comfortable in working with a variety of other members of the patient’s care team. These may include referring physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, trainees, as well as the patient’s family.

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. 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in health related fields or PsyD. The Candidate must have experience in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Candidates must be able to obtain a California license.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record in clinical care and collaborating across disciplines. 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.

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 Interest - Candidates may also submit a statement of interest in or evidence of clinical experience in a general psychiatric setting.


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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