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Assistant / Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 11th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry for licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in psychosis research

A full-time faculty position (Clin X Series) is available in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Assistant/Associate Professor level of Clinical Psychiatry for a Clinical Psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in psychotic disorders. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and be Licensed in the state of California. Demonstrated clinical expertise in the assessment and care of individuals in the early phases of psychosis, the Coordinated Specialty Care model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, and social cognitive neuroscience methods is required. Preferred qualifications include additional expertise in experience sampling methods, developmental models of psychosis, and treatment of comorbid psychosis and trauma. Strong applicants will have at least 8 years specialty experience working in an early psychosis clinical setting and an established track record of research investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying social functioning impairments in psychosis.

The individual selected for the position will be expected to build a successful, independent research program and demonstrate excellence in clinical service, teaching and university service. Specific responsibilities include: 1) investigating social cognitive mechanisms underlying development and maintenance of psychosis symptoms using both neuroimaging and behavioral methods, 2) successfully competing for extramural funding to evaluate developmental models of psychosis and develop novel therapeutic interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders, and 3) training and supervision of clinical psychology trainees and other staff in the UC Davis Early Psychosis Program. Additional responsibilities include interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty from diverse backgrounds and participation in large-scale, team science initiatives.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate Rank in the Clin X professor series, and the resulting hires will be at the Assistant/Associate rank in this series regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has approximately 65 residents in six residency training programs and 90 faculty and staff psychiatrists and psychologists at the UC Davis Medical Center and the Northern California VA Health System. The Department provides a stimulating teaching and academic environment.

Applications should be submitted by February 8, 2021 for initial consideration. However, the position will remain open until June 30, 2021 or until filed. Qualified applicants should upload a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along with contact information for 3 to 5 references online at:

The University of California, Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCD positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Sacramento, CA