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

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Open date: August 4th, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 8, 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 4, 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 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.

The Division Chief 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. The Division Chief 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.

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:
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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 an MD or equivalent. Candidates with an MD must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and experience, training and demonstrated track record of success in conducting cutting edge, extramurally funded research directly relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry is required.

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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