The Institute for School-Community Partnerships, Integrative Services, and Child Mental Health and Educational Policy (ISCP) at the University of South Florida seeks applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Research Professor starting August 1, 2023 (start date is negotiable). The ISCP is a nationally recognized research and training center that partners with school districts and other service delivery leaders throughout the United States. Candidates should have a strong interest in partnering with communities to engage in research and services that promote transformational change and equitable outcomes for children, families, and communities. Specific research interests may include, but are not limited to, school-community partnerships, systems change, implementation science, community-based participatory research, culturally responsive and informed intervention, prevention, or early intervention. This 12-month position will be renewable, contingent on performance and continued external funding. Initial support for salary and fringe benefits will be provided.

The ISCP, which is part of the College of Education, envisions that all schools in the state of Florida and nationally will have the capacity to provide a safe, effective, and efficient environment to continuously improve the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students and to actively engage families and communities in education. The ISCP’s nearly $23 million budget is derived from grants from federal, state, and private sources. It is the mission of the ISCP to implement and evaluate research-based and innovative practices in school and community settings. This is accomplished through (a) training, technical assistance, and support to key partners; (b) community-engaged research and program evaluation to inform key partners’ decision making; (c) the development of research and evidence-based documents, tools, and resources to support implementation and evaluation activities; and (d) supporting the infrastructure and capacity of key partners to implement and evaluate federal and state educational policy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pursue and obtain external funding to conduct research and implement services in partnership with community organizations (e.g., school districts, nonprofit organizations) that aligns with the mission and vision of the ISCP
  • Disseminate research to a variety of audiences
  • Train and supervise research staff, professional staff, and student research assistants
  • Collaborate with ISCP staff and leadership
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Assistant Research Professor (Position #00053050)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education or a closely related field
  • Promise in serving as Principal Investigator on externally-funded projects
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of expertise in research areas described above
  • History of developing and sustaining research-practice partnerships and/or community engaged research
  • History of successfully obtaining external funding

Associate Research Professor (Position #00053051)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education or a closely related field
  • At least 5 years of research experience post PhD
  • History of successfully obtaining external funding as Principal Investigator
  • Strong record of scholarly productivity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of expertise in research areas described above
  • History of developing and sustaining research-practice partnerships and/or community engaged research

Application Requirements

  • Letter of interest outlining background, program of research, and fit with the position, including a description of alignment with position qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references. References will be contacted during advanced stages of screening and with prior notification to the candidate.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Annual salary (range $60,000 to $80,000) is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance is available

How to Apply

Interested candidates should search for the relevant job posting. For the Assistant Research Professor position, search #00053050. For the Associate Research Professor position, search #00053051. All required documents must be uploaded in one PDF attachment. Applications must be submitted electronically at

USF welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have knowledge of and experience with individuals representing diverse backgrounds and cultures. Applications should include a letter describing qualifications for the position in each of the above areas, current vita, unofficial university transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Letters from references are not required at the time of application. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. The candidate’s immediate supervisor will be contacted by the ISCP Director or Search Chair. USF conducts a full background check prior to employment.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 5:00 pm EST on June 25, 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Stacy-Ann A. January (, Chair of the Search Committee.

About the USF College of Education

Home to more than 2,400 students and 125 faculty members, the University of South Florida College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching, and learning. The college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. At a time when the skills and pedagogy of classroom teachers and school administrators are more important than ever, the USF College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher preparation and collaborative and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Working closely with school district partners across the Tampa Bay region, the College seeks to join with the community to extend proven educational initiatives and discover new ways of preparing life-long learners. The College faculty engage in innovative, interdisciplinary research addressing some of the greatest challenges facing the education field. Each year, our faculty publish hundreds of scholarly works showcasing our impact in local communities and throughout the world. Faculty in the College of Education were awarded over $28 million in internal and external funding in FY 2022. The USF College of Education is in the top 100 (#54 for 2023) in overall rankings for “America’s Best Education Schools” and is ranked #43 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 annual rankings of the best graduate schools in public universities in America.

The USF College of Education is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni that honors differences, provides equitable opportunities, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We respect and appreciate the diversity of human experiences differentiated by, for example, age, ancestry, circumstance, citizenship, culture, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, language, nationality, political beliefs, race, religion, sexuality, or socioeconomic circumstances.

For information about USF see: