Assistant Professor in Clinical Psych: Multicultural Perspectives in Mental Health

Nov 20, 2017


Clinical Psychology: Multicultural Perspectives in Mental Health

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, 2018. We seek clinical scientists whose research focuses on multicultural perspectives in mental health and has potential for developing and implementing curricula that address cultural or multicultural issues in psychology. Contributions in this area should include expertise in at least one of the follow areas: adapting mental health services to be more culturally responsive, promoting engagement of racial and ethnic minority persons in services, research into cultural practices that can promote mental or behavioral health, multi-level interventions to reduce health disparities, application of evidence-based practices to reduce health disparities, and the development of minority mental health professionals. 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 intervention practica for doctoral students (e.g., adult and couples therapy).

Preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses concerns of African American, Latino, or other populations disproportionally affected by social and health inequities. Qualifications include a promising record in original research, preparation to provide doctoral level supervision of therapy, and a commitment to quality teaching. The candidate should be licensed or license eligible and committed to pursuing licensure. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. from a doctoral program with APA accreditation.

The Clinical-Community Doctoral Program has been recognized for its work in 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 four 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 is proud of its significant outreach through the Psychology Services Center and programs engaging schools and communities. For additional information, the department web site is

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 with Clinical-Community Assistant Professor Search in the subject line. Paper submissions of letters may be sent to:

Clinical-Community Assistant Professor Search

Department of Psychology

University of South Carolina

Barnwell College

Columbia, SC 29208

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than November 20, 2017. However, we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Bret Kloos, Ph.D. (

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