Faculty Position in Psychology

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine

Faculty Position in Psychology

Job #JPF05376
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 2nd, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 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.


The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), in conjunction with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, seeks nominations and applications for a senior leadership role within the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences. This full-time tenure-equivalent position will be filled at the rank of Associate Professor-in-Residence or Professor-in-Residence. The successful candidate will enjoy a richly collaborative working environment and possible joint appointment with the UCLA Division of Life Sciences in the Department of Psychology, or other Department(s) as appropriate to their expertise. Candidates should have developed strong research programs in adult psychology with an emphasis on medical psychology (i.e., psychological research relevant to general medical, neurological and/or mental illnesses). A demonstrated track-record of obtaining federal funding is essential. The successful appointee will serve as Chief Psychologist for the Adult Division in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences in the DGSOM, Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Prior leadership in administrative and teaching positions is expected. We anticipate this appointment will be made at the level of Associate Professor-in-Residence or Professor-in-Residence but will consider exceptionally qualified applicants who may be earlier in their careers.

The Division of Psychology is unique in its roles within the DGSOM Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Semel Institute; thus, members of our division participate broadly in teaching, clinical service delivery, and research missions of the University. Our teaching mission includes training of undergraduate students in clinical research, graduate students in both an extensive practicum program (comprising 9 neuropsychology tracks and 13 therapy tracks), and an internship program (comprising 11 tracks, with 18 trainees annually), and clinical postdoctoral fellowship programs (comprising 9 tracks with 12 fellows who typically serve for two years). There are also opportunities to teach medical students, medical residents, and medical post-doctoral fellows in the DGSOM. The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital has 70 beds serving children, adults and geriatric patients, and the Division of Psychology further serves medically ill patients throughout the UCLA Health System, serving all departments in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. UCLA Health further serves a broad community and our Department and Semel Institute have strong collaborations with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The research environment is outstanding. UCLA receives more than $1B annually in extramural research funding, and the Semel Institute is one of the leaders with more than $150M annually in grant support. Psychologists lead many research centers, programs and initiatives and leverage core resources for genomics, neuroimaging and other basic science infrastructure.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent degree in Clinical Psychology, and be licensed or license-eligible in the State of California, by the California Board of Psychology. Preference will be given to applicants who are board certified in a specialty recognized by the American Board of Professional Psychology. All applicants must provide evidence of scholarly impact through publications, history of federal grant funding, excellence in teaching, and strong oral and written communication skills. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications, as part of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

To apply, submit i) curriculum vitae, ii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, iii) a statement of teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise, iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and v) three letters of recommendation to the UC Recruit application portal. Contact Robert Bilder, Ph.D., for additional information about the position at rbilder@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-825-9474. Initial application review will begin May 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required