Assistant Professor- Clinical Psychology



Job description

Job ID 18608
Location USF Tampa
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-1255-000 / Psychology

College Division: Acad Affairs-College of Arts and Science

Salary Plan: Faculty

Job Code/Title: 9003 / Assistant Professor

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

Position Numbers: 00036891 & 00036892

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: The Clinical Area identifies as a clinical scientist program, is accredited by APA and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.  The program currently has 9 faculty, and approximately 40 graduate students. It houses the USF Psychological Services Center, which is an outpatient training clinic. The University of South Florida is a metropolitan, Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive university enrolling more than 47,000 undergraduate students and is ranked in the top 50 US universities in extramural funding for research. USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at . The Psychology Department has 38 full time faculty members (see our website at  The Department offers opportunities for research and a collegial atmosphere.  Current research and clinical training sites include numerous departments at USF (e.g., USF Health, Aging Studies, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Mental Health Law and Policy, School Psychology) as well as numerous sites within the community (e.g., Moffitt Cancer Center, Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, James A. Haley VA, Bay Pines VA, and multiple school systems). The Tampa area is culturally diverse and is an international tourist destination.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Psychology at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA invites applications for TWO tenure-track positions in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level, with service to begin August 7, 2019. Salary is negotiable. A review of the applications will begin November 10, 2018. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by this date. Applications received after November 10, 2018 may be reviewed and advanced, in cases of compelling merit, up to the conclusion of the search process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: We are particularly interested in clinical scientists who can expand on our program strengths in psychopathology and addiction, with preference for persons working in the areas of LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT (e.g., child/adolescent psychiatry, pediatric neuropsychology) and/or DIVERSITY SCIENCE (e.g., multicultural psychology, health disparities, culturally-sensitive treatment adaptations). However, persons working in other areas of clinical science (e.g., clinical neuroscience, family therapy research, anxiety and health) will be considered, if they present with a compelling record of scholarly work.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants should upload a cover letter describing their research, teaching, and clinical experience and a CV to the following link: Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Jessica Lauteria (, University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, PCD 4118G, Tampa, FL 33620.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an active programmatic line of research, evidence of excellence in undergraduate/graduate teaching and beliefs consistent with a clinical science model. Candidates who have secured external research funding and supervised doctoral students are especially encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.  Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

PREFERRED: Strong preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, including an APA/CPA accredited predoctoral internship. Florida licensure (or eligibility) is also desirable. The Psychology Department especially encourages applications from persons who will increase the diversity of our faculty.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 18608

Posting End Date: 11/10/2018

How to apply

Apply online.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter describing your research, teaching, and clinical experience along with a CV . Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Jessica Lauteria (, University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, PCD 4118G, Tampa, FL 33620.

Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

The University of South Florida encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.  Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Jessica Lauteria (813-974-1059; at least five working days prior to need.  USF is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities.  We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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