Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

University of California, Irvine

United States

July 31, 2022

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Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Job #JPF07433

  • Dean's Office / School of Medicine / UC Irvine
  • Application Window

    Open date: April 19th, 2022

    Next review date: Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Sunday, Jul 31, 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

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI), in partnership with Grant Cooper, announces a national search for the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.

    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. UCI Medical Center is the principal facility for UCI Health and the UCI School of Medicine's clinical and teaching programs and is located on our medical center campus in Orange, CA, approximately 11 miles north of the Irvine campus. The 418-bed acute care hospital, listed among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the 20th consecutive year, 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. A second 144-bed hospital is being constructed on the northern edge of the University of California, Irvine academic campus for planned occupancy in 2025.

    The inpatient facilities of the Department are housed in the 100,000 square foot Neuropsychiatric Center in Orange and the outpatient programs are organized across 3 additional sites. Currently, there are 42 beds consisting of an acute adult unit, a medical/psychiatric unit, and an adolescent unit. The department also staffs a partial hospital program and a structured outpatient program for adolescents. The Department's 22,000 sf primary outpatient site was built out and occupied in 2021. Approximately, 45,000 patient visits are delivered annually. The Department has 27 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.

    UC Irvine is internationally renowned in fundamental neuroscience and is home to two of the top twenty neuroscience departments in the United States. The Department of Psychiatry's primary research facilities 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. Aligning with the Department's goal to catapult its research mission, UC-Irvine recently announced a transformative $55 Million gift to establish the Noel Drury, M.D., Depression Research Center for research and treatment of depressive illnesses. Moreover, the department is home to researchers who are global leaders in research in numerous disorders including Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease.

    The Department has a 36 resident training program in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry with 8 fellows. Both programs are highly competitive. The interactive environment encourages individuals to excel and achieve their professional and personal goals in education, clinical care, and research.

    Psychiatry's medical student training is strong. Its clerkships and rotations are highly rated, and graduates consistently and disproportionally choose to enter Psychiatry residency programs when they graduate. The Department also provides a major teaching role to medical students with a required clerkship, behavioral science and ethics course, and numerous electives.

    Community psychiatry is undergoing a renaissance in Orange County, and the Department is closely collaborating with the novel public/private mental health group BeWell OC.

    This position is being recruited in the following faculty titles, designation into the following title series will be dependent upon qualifications: Tenured Professor of Line series, Professor of Clinical X series and Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Academic appointment will be determined based on the final candidate's area of discipline.

    Eligibility:

  • An MD, MD/PhD degree (or equivalent).
  • Board certification in psychiatry by the ABPN.
  • Be eligible for, or currently hold, a medical license in the state of California.
  • Meet requirements for appointment at the rank of full professor
  • Strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a stellar record of research and research support.
  • Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the clinical and academic components of a multi-disciplinary department.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with track record of promoting an inclusive culture.
  • Desired Attributes:

  • An excellent record of clinical expertise.
  • Solid experience in administering psychiatric inpatient and outpatient clinical services would be a significant advantage.
  • 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.
  • Interested applicants are invited to complete an online application profile and upload their curriculum vitae electronically to the following web site: https: // recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07433.

    Complete applications include a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and a separate diversity statement that describes past activities that promote diversity and inclusion and plans for future contributions.

    Applications or nominations of appropriate candidates may be sent to: Corey Lohnes, Managing Director, Grant Cooper, lohnes@grantcooper.com

    Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

    The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

    Qualifications

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • An MD, MD/PhD degree (or equivalent).
  • Board certification in psychiatry by the ABPN.
  • Be eligible for, or currently hold, a medical license in the state of California.
  • Meet requirements for appointment at the rank of full professor
  • Strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a stellar record of research and research support.
  • An excellent record of clinical expertise.
  • Strong record of teaching.
  • Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the clinical and academic components of a multi-disciplinary department.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with track record of promoting an inclusive culture.
  • Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https: // ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Apply link: https: // recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07433

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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