Asst Professor in Community Psych @ University of South Carolina

Sep 12, 2018

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology Community Psychology

University of South Carolina

The Department of Psychology ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2019. We seek a faculty member who uses community psychology frameworks to investigate how health and well-being can be affected by social, cultural, and environmental determinants. Additionally, we seek a colleague with specialty in interventions beyond an individual level of analysis (e.g., prevention, promotion, organizational consultation, system change, community development). Areas of expertise could include: well-being of children, youth, and families; engagement of racial and ethnic minorities in community-based participatory research; evaluation and program development; participatory action research; cultural adaptations to evidence-based interventions that promote health and well-being; multi-level interventions to reduce health disparities; implementation science; and application of evidence-based practices to address social inequities to reduce health disparities. Successful candidates will (a) be competitive for external research funding and (b) contribute to USC’s priority on health-focused research, and (c) be prepared to supervise community practica for doctoral students and service learning for undergraduate students.

Qualifications include a promising record in original research, preparation to provide doctoral level supervision, and a commitment to quality teaching. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. from a doctoral program in community psychology or a related discipline.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic and work experience. Letter writers should send signed letters on letterhead via email to with “Community Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line. Paper submissions of letters may be sent to:

Community Psychology Assistant Professor Search
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Barnwell College
Columbia, SC 29208

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Bret Kloos, Ph.D. (

The Department of Psychology has 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty, PhD programs in Clinical-Community, Experimental, and School Psychology, and a research emphasis in quantitative psychology. The Clinical-Community Doctoral Program has been recognized nationally for its significant contributions to child and family well-being, community-based intervention, prevention, and integration of clinical and community psychology. Psychology is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with one endowed chair, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and five current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies. The faculty averages more than $7,200,000 annually in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1000+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs. The department has a long tradition of conducting outreach through the Psychology Services Center and programs engaging schools and communities. Columbia is the largest city in South Carolina, located in the geographic center of the state. It is close to mountains and the ocean, and has an affordable cost of living. For additional information, the department web site is

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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