Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank/ In Residence) in Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
United States

Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank/ In Residence) Psychiatry


  • School of Medicine - PSYCHIATRY



Open date: February 1st, 2018
Last review date: June 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019

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 within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.


The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit basic scientists, clinical scientists, and translational scientists whose work illuminates the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The Department wishes to attract basic scientists who are exploring the fundamental processes underlying common components of cognitive, mood, temperamental, and motivational disturbances in neuropsychiatric conditions. For example, investigators may be exploring the molecular, cellular, and neural network connectivity bases of learning and memory, attentional and executive processes, or their genetic regulation. Additional examples of areas of basic science and translational interests would include, but are not limited to, exploration of signaling pathways in the central nervous system that have received less attention but may be important in understanding the bases and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as the endocannabinoid system. Translational research could embrace areas such as basic studies on circadian rhythms, as well as studies on sleep disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and their treatment, including their genetic regulation.


Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent. MDs and PhDs with clinical training applying for a faculty position need to be eligible or hold appropriate clinical licenses in the State of California, and will be expected to be willing to do sufficient clinical work to demonstrate relevance of their research to real problems of patients and their families. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank, or 50% Ladder Rank and 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our strong commitment to the twin goals of achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity.


Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three to five referees, and a personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information). Candidates are also highly encouraged to submit a statement of scholarly interests and accomplishments, and a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments. Please also submit recent teaching evaluations if available.


To be considered for a tenure- track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, please submit your application via The ideal applicant must have an active extramurally funded program of research with demonstrated potential to secure future sustained funding for research, a strong record of impactful publications in the peer reviewed literature with demonstrated potential to become a national leader in the field, and clear interest in teaching.


Please see other postings in our Department for:
-non-tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank
-tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank 
-academic position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Scientist rank (non-instructional)


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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.



San Diego, CA



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 Research (Optional)

  • Teaching Interests and Evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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