Assistant or Associate Professor (Depression) in the UCLA Department of Psychology


The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in clinical depression. 

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in clinical depression. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research with human participants to advance the understanding of affective, cognitive, environmental, social, cultural, or biobehavioral processes contributing to the etiology, maintenance, prevention, and/or treatment of depression.

Research programs may include experimental psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, unipolar or bipolar depression, affective neuroscience focused on depressive disorders, depression in underserved and underrepresented groups, mechanisms through which social determinants affect risk for depression, and innovative approaches to prevent and treat depression, among others. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and across UCLA.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field no later than one year after hire and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research. In addition to an outstanding record of research and potential for extramural research support, the successful candidate will demonstrate a history of, or the potential for, contributing to the teaching, mentoring, service, and equity/diversity/inclusion missions of the Department and University.

The Division of Life Sciences at UCLA strongly values and rewards faculty with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented and/or underserved groups; applicants are encouraged to highlight their experience and commitment to advancing the success of these groups in their cover letter and/or within the other application materials. We particularly encourage applications from women and individuals from ethnicities and identities historically excluded in some institutions of higher education. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling, and other family concerns. For additional information, visit

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is closed; candidates are urged to apply before October 8, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, a C.V., at least 3 letters of recommendation, 3 relevant publications, and separate statements describing research goals, approach to teaching, and contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (no more than 3 pages each). Applications may be submitted to Requests for information should be sent to the search committee at (include JPF06738 in the subject).

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