UCLA Dept of Psychology – Translational Psychological Science Faculty Search

University of California, Los Angeles.

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks applications for a full-time, open rank faculty position with an established program of research in intervention design, development and/or implementation informed by psychological theory and research to improve behavioral, educational, or health outcomes. Scholars who work in any phase of the Translational Psychological Science pipeline will be considered, including (1) basic science to develop applied theories of change, (2) knowledge transfer from basic science to intervention design, (3) testing intervention efficacy and effectiveness, (4) implementation in community settings, (5) “scaling-up” and institutionalization of practices/policies, and (6) translation for application in global communities (Fishbein, 2016). Thus, scholars in developmental/experimental psychopathology, prevention, intervention, and implementation science are encouraged to apply. Although it is not expected that applicants conduct empirical research across the full spectrum of translation, applicants should articulate how their work bridges from basic to applied research to real-world practice.

Potential area affiliations within the Department of Psychology include Clinical, Health, Social, and Developmental. Although area of content expertise is open, we place priority on translational science that aims to: (a) reduce health, mental health, or educational disparities and promote equity, (b) address the needs of underserved, understudied populations toward building a more inclusive psychological science (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, LGBT communities, older adults), and/or (c) target pressing public health priorities (e.g., suicide, gun violence, discrimination).

Applicants with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply and to highlight this work in their statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or a related field is required no later than one year after hire. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, relevant publications, and three letters of reference to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03986 or mail materials to the Translational Psychological Science Search Committee (Job # JPF03986), Department of Psychology, Box 951563, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095‐1563. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Professor Anna Lau, Chair of the Search Committee alau@psych.ucla.edu, please include Translational Search in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled; candidates are encouraged to apply before October 5, 2018. We also recommend that potential applicants visit https://www.psych.ucla.edu/ to consider their fit for the concurrent searches in Depression, Learning & Memory, and Biopsychosocial Science of Health.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit http://www.ucla.edu/faculty.