Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Mental Health Law and Policy

  • University of South Florida, Mental Health Law & Policy Department
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Sep 28, 2023
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS), University of South Florida (USF) invites applications from qualified candidates to fill one of two 9-month tenure-earning faculty positions, one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Both are to be located on the USF Tampa campus. Rank is negotiable, and salary will be 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 behavioral health disparities
  • Technology in behavioral health (e.g., telehealth/eHealth, informatics, AI)
  • Prevention, health promotion, and early intervention in behavioral health
  • Behavioral health issues within justice systems
  • Global behavioral health
  • Health communications in behavioral health
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Veterans’ behavioral healt

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

 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. Documented evidence of previous and/or current grant activity commensurate with rank is required of those applying for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Evidence of grant potential is required of applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor. A strong background in research methods and/or statistics is desired, along with experience teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Applicants must apply through the USF online application system at careers and search for Job ID 35170.

Please submit:
◼ Cover Letter
◼ Curriculum Vitae
◼ 2 letters of support
◼ 2 Publication Examples

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Application Deadline

Open until filled. Application reviews begin 11-1-2023.