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Department of Psychology

FY 17 Department of Psychology Clinical Community Search

Clinical-Community Psychology
University of South Carolina

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical-Community Psychology. In particular, we seek candidates whose research program focuses on socio-cultural dimensions of health. Successful candidates will (a) be competitive for external research funding and (b) contribute to USC’s priority on health-focused research. Successful candidates will also have (c) the ability to supervise intervention practica for doctoral students (e.g., adult, couples, family 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. This is an area of strong national focus given the recent implementation of the National Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the NIH Office for Behavioral and Social Sciences (OBSSR) is focused on these issues as a top priority. The Clinical-Community Doctoral Program has emphases in child and family well-being, community-based intervention and prevention, and integration of clinical and community psychology. Qualifications include a promising record in original research, a commitment to quality teaching, and a doctoral degree or satisfactory progress toward completion of a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field. The candidate should be licensed or license eligible and interested in pursuing licensure. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. from a doctoral program APA-accredited in clinical psychology.

The Department of Psychology has three Ph.D. programs: clinical-community psychology, experimental psychology, and school psychology, with interest areas that cut across programs - child and family issues, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, developmental processes, drug abuse and addiction, psychopathology, prevention and community-based intervention. For additional information, the department web site is

Electronic application submissions are preferred and should be e-mailed to with “Clinical-Community Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line. Paper submissions may be sent to: Clinical-Community Search Committee Chair, University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology, Columbia, South Carolina 29208.

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials November 21, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum/research vita, and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience should accompany the application package. For further information about this position please contact Search Committee Chair Bret Kloos, Ph.D. at

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.

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 or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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