Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (Child Psychologist) CHLA

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Psychiatry at CHLA, and the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences  at USC are actively seeking a full time faculty member for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Clinician Educator).

The Division of Psychiatry is looking for psychologists with APA-accredited training in Child and Adolescent Psychology to join our team and participate in the newly created Behavioral Health outpatient program to assess, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. 

Candidates with thorough knowledge and experience with psycho-diagnostic interviewing to determine diagnosis according to DSM-V, alongside the following skills/experience, are preferred:

  • Prior experience using well-established psychological assessment tools
  • Trained and certified, as applicable, in delivery of evidence based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Knowledge and experience providing clinical supervision of psycho-diagnostic assessments, evidence based treatments, and documentation
  • Knowledge and experience with teaching and training others (clinicians, students, practitioners)
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer software and electronic medical records
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team
  • Knowledge of child abuse and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health practice, including the ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, as scheduled and assigned

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, a California State License by the Board of Psychology, and be ABPP-certified or ABPP-eligible.

CHLA serves as the principal pediatric referral resource for children and adolescents in the Southwestern United States, and is recognized for its advances in pediatric care, teaching, and research.  In the last year, Children’s Hospital had been ranked #5 on the US News World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll with 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties.  You will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with top professionals in the field. 

Apply here and upload curriculum vitae and 3 References. For further inquiries, contact: Dr. Bradley Peterson, Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,, or Ashish Buttan, Executive Director, Neurosciences and Behavioral Health, to

USC and CHLA are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive compensation package, including but not limited to generous comprehensive benefits, and retirement plans, relocation expenses, and CME time and money.

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC strongly values diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.