My department is hiring 3 tenure-track Assistant Professors, 2 at our Sarasota-Manatee campus and 1 at our main Tampa campus. The direct link for the Sarasota job posting can be found here (Sarasota), and the Tampa job posting can be found here (Tampa).
Kyaien Conner and I both do research in geriatric mental health and integrated care, and we have very good connections with USF Health, community health care settings, Florida’s aging services network, and other state and community-based organizations. Our colleagues work in other areas of behavioral health services research, and our department and college are heavily focused on community-engaged research. Department faculty have current grants/contracts from NIMH, PCORI, NIDA, SAMHSA, NIDILRR, and others. Our newest assistant professor just received a NIDA mentored K award, and our other assistant professor just received a NIDILRR grant.
All three positions are similar, so someone could apply to both openings. Our main campus is in Tampa, with approximately 40,000 students. The Sarasota-Manatee campus is smaller and is building several programs in allied health professions.
Given how many of our activities are virtual, we expect the new faculty members will become highly integrated into the department, university, and community, regardless of which campus is their primary base. There is an expectation for teaching (undergraduate and graduate), but our assistant professors have had a reduced teaching load, and other faculty have reduced teaching load based on funding. I currently serve as our department’s Mentoring Coordinator and will help these new faculty members get connected with USF mentors, external mentors, and community collaborators. USF is a rapidly growing and changing university – I am quite happy here and look forward to expanding our department!
Amber M. Gum, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy | USF
Professor & Psychologist, Division of General Internal Medicine | Department of Internal Medicine | USF Health