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Associate/Full Professor - Robert H. Putnam Endowed Chair in Bipolar Research and Treatment

University of California - Davis
United States, California, Sacramento
2000 Stockton Boulevard (Show on map)
February 09, 2024
Position overview
Salary range:
The salary range for this position is $153,800-$327,800
This position may include membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. The salary range listed is for base compensation only and may be adjusted depending on qualifications and experience. The salary range does not include variable compensation and is subject to the individual department compensation plan.


Application Window


Open date: February 22, 2023




Most recent review date: Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 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, Feb 21, 2024 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 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, is recruiting for a physician-scientist or scientist with national recognition and distinguished scholarship in mood and bipolar disorders at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the Ladder Rank Tenured series to serve as the Robert H. Putnam Endowed Chair in Bipolar Research and Treatment. This position is critical to the growth and expansion of research programs within the department, the UC Davis MIND Institute, and the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department to new levels of excellence in mood and bipolar disorders as the Director of Mood Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and make a lasting impact within the UC Davis Health and the UC Davis campus.

The holder of the Robert H. Putnam Endowed Chair in Bipolar Research and Treatment will be one, whose work in the field of bipolar and mood disorders is nationally recognized.

The initial term of the Robert H. Putnam Endowed Chair in Bipolar Research and Treatment is for five years with the option of reappointment per regularly established University procedures for endowed chair/professorship appointments (APM 191, UCD 191).

The endowment will provide special financial recognition to the individual selected to support teaching, research, outreach, service, and other activities related to further the mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the campus. It is expected that the holder of the endowed chair will advance appropriately through the faculty ranks based on their scholarly activities, teaching, professional competence, and service to the University and community.

Responsibilities include:



  • Develop a nationally prominent research program in the areas of mood and bipolar disorders
  • Conduct research on mood disorders and perform service to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Provide leadership as the Director of Mood Disorders Program and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Serve as a member of the Department's Executive Committee
  • Serve as mentor to junior faculty that have interest in or are already engaged in mood and bipolar disorders
  • Develop training and education initiatives for medical students, residents and faculty in mood and bipolar disorders
  • Foster collaborative relationships and interdisciplinary research teams and encourage scholarship in the areas of research and treatment related to mood and bipolar disorders
  • Lead and actively participate in the recruitment and retention of faculty, residents, and fellows
  • Engage in teaching and scholarly activities in the area of mood disorders


Additional responsibilities specific to the Robert H. Putnam Endowed Chair in Bipolar Research and Treatment include:



  • Engage in teaching and scholarly activities focused in the areas of bipolar disorders
  • Provide selected lectures to medical students and residents in the courses taught in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Conduct research on bipolar disorders and perform service to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the broader community in which it is situated
  • Provide leadership in the area of bipolar research and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Enhance the academic and intellectual life of the campus as a whole.


Qualification Requirements: MD or DO; Candidates must have active extramural research funding in mood and bipolar disorders that is transferable to UC Davis, a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity including a record of successful mentorship to diverse candidates, the ability to create relationships with commercial partners, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

The incumbent will provide teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows, participate in appropriate professional societies and educational organizations, and provide service to department and school committees. This individual should also have ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment and adhere to University policies and procedures.

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate/Full Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Associate/Full Professor rank, commensurate with credentials.

For full position description and to apply, visit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05506.

Department: https://health.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry/


Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • MD or DO
  • Candidates must have active extramural research funding in mood and bipolar disorders that is transferable to UC Davis
  • Strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring


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


  • Cover Letter


  • Statement of Research Experience and Interests


  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.


  • Statement of Clinical Work


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

Apply link:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05506

Help contact: tisxiong@ucdavis.edu



About UC Davis

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: "To Boldly Go," our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs' Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan." There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.



Job location
Sacramento, CA

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