Position: Professor and Chair, Tenured
The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, invites applicants for Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. This position will be a tenured senate (FTE) professorial position.
The University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) has a vibrant scientific community with outstanding collaborative opportunities, including, but not limited to, basic and clinical neuroscience, imaging, translational biomedical science, stem cell research, biomedical informatics, pharmaceutical sciences and genomic medicine. The newly built UC Irvine Douglas Hospital is a 392-bed tertiary care medical center and is home to specialty services including an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a certified stroke and cerebrovascular center, a regional burn center, and the only Level I trauma center in Orange County. UC Irvine is internationally renowned in fundamental neuroscience, and is home to two of the top twenty neuroscience departments in the United States.
The primary clinical facilities of the Department are housed in the 100,000 square foot Neuropsychiatric Center. Currently, there are 50 open acute beds consisting of an acute adult unit, a medical/psychiatric unit and an adolescent unit. Additionally, there is a partial hospital program and a structured outpatient program for adolescents. Soon to be opened will be a partial hospitalization program for adults concentrating on mood disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders. The Department operates outpatient programs at the Neuropsychiatric Center and contiguous to the main university campus in Irvine. Approximately, 15,000 patient visits are delivered annually. The primary research facilities of the Department are housed on the Irvine campus. The Department has maintained a tradition of excellence in research with successful extramural funding in basic and translational neuroscience, neuro-imaging, and immunology, among others. The Department has 23 faculty members and has strong affiliations with the Long Beach Veteran's Administration Healthcare System, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and a variety of community agencies.
The Department has a residency training program and a specialty fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry. The residency program is highly competitive and always fills its 9 slots per year. Board passage rates are virtually 100%. The Child Psychiatry fellowship program is approved for 6 fellows and is always filled. The interactive environment encourages individuals to excel and achieve their professional and personal goals in education, clinical care, and research. The Department also provides a major teaching role to medical students with a required clerkship, behavioral science and ethics course, and numerous electives.
Requirements - Applicants for this position should possess an M.D. degree or both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, certification in psychiatry by the ABPN and meet requirements for appointment to a tenured senate (FTE) professorial position. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a stellar record of sustained extramural funding. Candidates must be eligible for a medical license in the State of California. We expect the successful candidate to possess an excellent clinical record of expertise. Solid experience in administering psychiatric inpatient and outpatient clinical services would be a significant advantage. The successful candidate must also have a strong record of teaching. Finally, the candidate must have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse academic and clinical environment. Candidates with leadership skills and vision for enhancing the clinical and academic components of a multi-disciplinary department are especially encouraged to submit applications.
Application Procedure - Interested applicants are invited to complete an online application profile and upload their curriculum vitae electronically to the following web site:
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.
Post: 10/15-2013, Close: 06/30-2014