Director of Aging Research Initiative
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
United States

Director, Aging Research Initiative UCLA

Job #JPF06816
  • PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Director, Aging Research Initiative UCLA

Application Window

Open date: November 16th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 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 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:

(*Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:
Initial application review will begin September 2021 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 February 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

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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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