Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Psychology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles is seeking applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek candidates with an innovative program of research in any area of clinical science. Current faculty interests are broad, ranging from child, couple, and family processes to clinical aging, mood disorders, culture and race, close relationships, technology and mobile health, trauma, climate change, and psychological intervention and assessment. Our program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

The appointment is expected to begin in August 2024. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and demonstrate an excellent doctoral and/or post-doctoral record that includes a strong track record of publications and potential to secure extramural funding. Candidates do not need to be clinically licensed, but should be license-eligible (e.g., they completed their degree within an accredited clinical program that includes a predoctoral internship requirement). The department aims to foster a diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter; current CV; representative publications; the names of 3-5 people who could provide letters of references; and three separate statements describing research, teaching, and service accomplishments, with the service statement explicitly highlighting contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  

For questions related to the search, please contact Darby Saxbe, We will begin reviewing applications on October 16 and encourage candidates to apply by October 30th for full consideration. More information about the program at USC can be found at the following website:

The annual base salary range for this nine-month position is $109,250 – $115,300. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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