Director in Aging Research Initiative
University of California Los Angeles Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
United States

Director, Aging Research Initiative

Job #JPF07212
  • PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Director, Aging Research Initiative

Application Window

Open date: March 29th, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Apr 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 29, 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

UCLA has long been at the forefront of research, clinical care and training in Geriatric Psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior seek to continue this tradition of national leadership though recruitment of a Director of the Aging Research Initiative. Appointments in the Semel Institute in this series at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks are funded by a state FTE and have no specified ending date. The successful applicant will be a mid-career scientist with an outstanding record of accomplishment of translational research in disorders of aging, eligible for appointment at the Associate or early full Professor level, and will also be eligible for appointment to the Parlow-Solomon Chair on Aging. Candidates should have success in competing for extramural funding, a strong interest in a highly collaborative research environment, a record of excellence in teaching and the skills and the experience to play an important role in translation of research findings into practice. All areas of research on aging are of interest, with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders preferred. In addition to leadership of research, responsibilities will include teaching psychiatry residents, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and graduate students, as well as mentoring faculty who are developing careers in research.

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the study of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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. Minimum requirements include M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent medical or clinical degrees; California License (or license eligible); Board certification in Psychiatry; and additional accreditation in Geriatric Psychiatry is preferred.

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (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

Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct. All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on the Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct. Please see:

Interested candidates should submit i) a 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) contact information for three references to the UC Recruit application portal at Contact Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D., for additional information at or (310) 794-6386. Initial application review will begin April 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent medical or clinical degrees

Application Requirements

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 required (contact information only)

Applicant will be asked to provide contact information of references for letters of recommendation.

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Campus Information

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, California

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