Job Opportunities

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Project Specialist (administrative)

Code 135012, non-exempt, G

The “Minds in Development Lab” (MIDLA) of the Psychology Department is seeking a full-time project specialist to assist with a research project on the emergence of counterfactual reasoning. The project specialist will work within a team of researchers to aid with the development of study protocols and data collection, submission of IRB applications, recruitment of research participants, collection of data, and basic statistical analyses. Specific knowledge with IRB processes, website maintenance, data filing and entry, statistics, and strategies for recruiting research subjects are strongly preferred. This position is grant-funded, and is located on the main campus.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists in the design of study protocols

  • Documents and updates study procedures

  • Assists with archiving and filing data

  • Interacts with and tests study participants

  • Assists with statistical analyses of data

  • Creates video material of experimental sessions

  • Assists with IRB applications and updates

  • Coordinates the work of undergraduate and graduate students in the lab

  • Oversees the progress of the studies

  • Assists with the administrative aspect of grant writing and grant submissions

  • Manages the lab’s website

  • Manages the budget and purchases of the lab

  • Assists in the writing of project reports

  • Recommends purchases of special software and equipment that is necessary for the completion of studies

The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2014. We seek applicants doing ground-breaking research in any substantive area of psychological science. Our department seeks program strengths in large-scale analytic techniques, or what is often referred to as Big Data methods, including Social Network Analysis, Bioinformatics (including Genetics and Connectomics), Exploratory Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, or other relevant methods. All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/3368. The applicant should upload a CV, a research statement, representative scholarly papers, and the names of three referees. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Jack McArdle at jmcardle@usc.edu. Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2013. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. 

 


Associate Director of Clinical Training

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or full professor of the Practice of Psychology faculty position. The academic rank is open and start date can occur at any time. This person will serve as the Associate Director of Clinical Training (ADCT) within the Clinical Science program and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the department of Psychology. The ADCT coordinates off-campus clinical placements, organizes our professionalization series, assist in record keeping for accreditation, maintains our website, organizes the evaluation of students’ work, provides clinical supervision, and assists in our recruitment and contact with student applicants.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA or PCSAS accredited program including an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship and California licensure or eligibility.

The department values applicants who have strong organizational skills; who have experience with teaching and providing clinical supervision; who function within a clinical science model; and who are comfortable with web-based platforms.

The Clinical Science program at USC is dedicated to the integration of science and practice and shares the USC mission of addressing critical issues of society. We offer specialty training in clinical-aging and clinical child-family. Our program is enriched by the university’s location in a vibrant, culturally diverse community between downtown and South Los Angeles.

The review of applications will begin November 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their clinical, administrative, teaching and research experience, evidence of their scholarly interests, and the names of three referees. At least one of the referees should speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/2871 . Inquiries may be sent to clinscience@dornsife.usc.edu. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.  

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2014 Summer, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Lecturer, Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a part-time lecturer position for the 2014 summer session teaching one course. Responsibilities would include teaching Practicum in Clinical Psychology. The potential candidate must have highly advanced skills in clinical assessment, prior experience as a clinical supervisor, and a theoretical perspective compatible with a clinical science model. 

Qualified applicants should have a doctorate in psychology or related field. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to graduate education and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. 

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should forward a cover letter stating their teaching philosophy and areas of specialization, teaching evaluations, a current curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference that speak to teaching abilities to: 

Sandra Medearis, MSW 
Administrative Services Manager 
Department of Psychology 
University of Southern California 
3620 S. McClintock Ave, SGM 501 
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061 
Phone: 213-740-2208 
Fax: 213-746-9082 

or application materials can be emailed to medearis@usc.edu . In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/774

 


2014-15 Academic Year, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Lecturer, Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks outstanding candidates to fill full-time and part-time lecturer positions for the summer of 2014. Responsibilities may include teaching up to five undergraduate courses in statistics, research methods, conservation psychology, or other courses in the undergraduate major. The sections will be assigned based on the candidate's expertise and program needs.

Qualified applicants should have a doctorate in psychology or related field. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education and have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should forward a cover letter stating their teaching philosophy and areas of specialization, teaching evaluations, a current curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference that speak to teaching abilities to:

Sandra Medearis, MSW
Administrative Services Manager
Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
3620 S. McClintock Ave, SGM 501
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
Phone: 213-740-2208
Fax: 213-746-9082

or application materials can be emailed to medearis@usc.edu . In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/788

 


2013-14 Academic Year Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Positions for Master of Human Behavior

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, may have one or more non-tenure-track faculty openings in the 2013-2014 academic year for teaching positions, full-time or part-time, in its Master in Human Behavior Program (MHB). Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should have experience applying psychology in the business world or in organizational settings.

Both full and part-time positions are available to persons qualified to teach courses in the areas of organizational psychology (organizational psychology; leadership; change management; and talent management) and/or consumer psychology (consumer psychology; psychology of social media; marketing analytics; and research methods).

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/5444 .

In addition, please email the following materials to MHB_ntt@dornsife.usc.edu: (a) your CV: (b) a written description of your past business experience; (c) a statement of which MHB courses you are prepared to teach and have taught; (d) teaching evaluations from your prior teaching; and (e) indicate whether you are seeking a full-time position or part-time position. Also please ask three people to email a letter of reference on letterhead to MHB_ntt@dornsife.usc.edu. If you prefer US mail, materials and/or letters can be sent to: Dr. Jerry Jellison, Department of Psychology; 501 S.G. Mudd Building; Los Angeles, CA. 90089-1061.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

 


Research Positions in Faculty Laboratories

Research laboratories at the Department of Psychology often have a need for research and administrative staff. These positions are posted by the individual research laboratories and through USC Employee Recruitment Services.



  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061