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, and their genetic regulation. Additional examples of areas of basic science and translational interest 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.
The applicant must have an active extramurally funded program of research, a record of impactful publications in the peer reviewed literature, and clear interest in teaching.
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.
Series will be determined by the candidate's background and experience.
Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and based on the 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.
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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp 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.
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.
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