Director, Center for Research on Aging and Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Section

UCLA has long been at the forefront of clinical care, research, 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 seeks to continue this tradition of national leadership through recruitment of a Director of the Center on Aging and Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division.

The successful applicant for this dual post will be a mid-career physician scientist with an outstanding record of accomplishment in translational research on aging disorders; eligible for appointment at Associate or early Full Professor level; and will also be eligible for appointment to the Parlow-Solomon Endowed Chair on Aging.  A record of excellence in clinical teaching, success in competing for extramural funding, strong interest in a highly collaborative research environment, and the skills and experience to play a leadership role in translation of research findings into clinical practice is desired. All areas of research on aging are of interest, with a focus on neurocognitive disorders preferred.

The successful candidate will be qualified to conduct clinical services in geropsychiatry and possess or be eligible for a California medical license.  Board certification in psychiatry is required, and specialty certification in geriatric psychiatry is desired. In addition to leadership of research and clinical programs, 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.

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:

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Initial application review will begin February 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D., for additional information at or (310) 794-6386. Initial application review will begin October 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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