Assistant Professor, Mental Health Law and Policy

  • University of South Florida, Mental Health Law & Policy Department
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Oct 12, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Work

Job Description


The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida (USF) invites applications from qualified candidates to fill a 9-month tenure-earning faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to be located on the USF Tampa campus. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank. The successful candidate is expected to have, or to demonstrate the potential for, an independent program of research focused on behavioral health services, with a research focus in one or more of the following areas:

  • Public sector mental health and substance use services, policy, and financing
  • Implementation science and behavioral health
  • Behavioral health research methods and statistics
  • Integration of behavioral and physical healthcare
  • Underrepresented populations and disparities in behavioral health services
  • Behavioral healthcare and telehealth
  • Prevention, health promotion, and early intervention in behavioral health
  • Behavioral health issues within the adult/juvenile justice systems
  • Global behavioral health
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Veterans’ behavioral health

The department values community-engaged research. Accordingly, applicants with demonstrated contributions to professional outreach related to behavioral health services who are interested in developing collaborative research partnerships with University colleagues as well as local, state and federal agencies are encouraged to apply. Background in clinical service provision is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to teach and be an active mentor within undergraduate and/or graduate programs.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DrPH, DSW) by the time of faculty appointment with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

These include a strong publication record related to the foci of this position,
demonstrated success or potential in obtaining external funding related to behavioral health services and policy research, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a record of collaborative work with both academic and community partners. A strong background in research methods and/or statistics is desired, along with experience teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels. History of clinical service training and background.

Application Details

Applications will be considered starting immediately and continue through the application deadline of December 2nd, 2021. Applicants should submit a CV, three letters of recommendation, up to five representative publications or manuscripts, and a cover letter detailing their research and teaching
experience. To apply for this position, applicants must apply through the USF online application system at and search for Job ID 28551.


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Application Deadline

December 2, 2021