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UCSF Fresno & VACCHCS - Psychiatry Faculty Position

Application Window

Open date: February 10, 2023

Next review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 10, 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

UCSF Fresno & VACCHCS – Psychiatry Faculty Position

The University of California, San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno) and Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System, Fresno (VA) are seeking candidates for a 1.0 FTE faculty position at the VA in Fresno. The VA is looking for a full-time academically oriented psychiatrist. Duties may include but may not be limited to:

  • Primary provider of psychiatric care for designated patients;
  • Provide psychiatric examination and treatment and coordination of medical care with patient's primary care provider;
  • Responsible for emergent and/or triage functions for walk-in patients;
  • Coordinating consultations and referrals of patients to other medical and/or mental health services;
  • Coordinating preventive health care needs according to established guidelines and sound psychiatric practice; and
  • Reviewing of patient care and treatment decisions.

The VA is a core training site for the UCSF Fresno Residency training program in numerous specialties and fellowships including psychiatry. With a faculty appointment, opportunities for resident supervision, teaching and clinical research will be available and encouraged. Responsibilities will include supervision of psychiatric residents, fellows, and medical students on core and elective psychiatry rotations at the VA, participation in UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and didactic seminar series. Candidates must be either board certified or eligible in Psychiatry (US Boards); must be California medical licensed or eligible to obtain a California medical license; and must have completed Psychiatry residency training. Applicants must also be eligible for appointment at the VA. The VA’s basic qualification standards may be found at:

The program is based in Fresno, California, which offers a high standard of living combined with a low cost of living. The result is a quality of life uniquely Californian, yet surprisingly affordable. Limitless recreational opportunities and spectacular scenery is all accessible in a community with abundant affordable housing. While there is much to see and do in Fresno, the city is ideally located for fast, convenient getaways to the majestic Sierra (just 90 minutes away) as well as the scenic Central Coast, just 2.5 hours away. Fresno is the only major city in the country with close proximity to three national parks, including renowned Yosemite National Park. Fresno is uniquely placed within a short drive of both San Francisco (just 3 hours away) and Los Angeles (just 3 1/2 hours away), making it easy to enjoy the art, food, and nightlife that both cities have to offer.

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Please apply online at: with curriculum vitae and statement of contributions to diversity. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

About UC San Francisco

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.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.

Job location

Fresno, CA