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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Psychology Faculty Los Angeles, California

REVISED AD for Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology. Revisions are noted in bold font.

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor within the Clinical Science area.

We seek candidates with core expertise in clinical psychology/clinical science whose research programs may bridge to other areas within and outside our psychology department. Current faculty interests are broad, ranging from severe mental illness, child and family processes, clinical neuropsychology, trauma, health, clinical aging, culture, and psychological intervention. Our interest is not in a specific area of study, but instead in candidates who demonstrate innovative and active clinical scientific research that will contribute to the department. Our program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and demonstrate a strong doctoral and/or post-doctoral record that includes, but not limited to, a strong track record of publications, and ability to secure extramural funding. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, representative publications, statements of research, teaching, and service accomplishments, and a list of three references. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

For questions related to the search, please contact Steven Lopez, We will begin reviewing applications on October 1st and encourage candidates to apply by November 1st for full consideration. More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website:

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20079518 Posted Date: 08/30/2019

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