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

About University of South Florida, Mental Health Law & Policy Department

The University of South Florida

Since opening in 1960, USF has developed into one of the nation's major public research universities. Ranked among the top 100 public research universities in the annual report "The Top American Research Universities." USF has formed vital partnerships with business leaders and organizations throughout the region and contributed to the well-being of its immediate urban neighborhoods through its networks of social research and service projects.

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences enrolls nearly 2,200 students and includes the Departments of Aging and Mental Health, Child and Family Studies, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Criminology, Mental Health Law and Policy, and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling as well as the School of Aging Studies and School of Social Work.

The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute is a unique resource for Florida. It was created over 30 years ago by the Florida Legislature to expand our knowledge about how best to serve the mental health needs of Florida's citizens. Over 550 faculty, staff, and students work at the Institute, applying research techniques to understand complex social problems and developing and disseminating state-of-the-art technology and knowledge to improve human services.

Department of Mental Health Law and Policy

As the state and the nation's systems of health care, social service, civil and criminal justice continue to change, the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy is uniquely positioned to address the parallel changes in research and training needs. Our faculty conduct research on critical and emerging issues surrounding the funding, delivery, and outcomes of public behavioral health services as well as issues arising in public health and civil and criminal justice systems.

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