Assistant/Associate Professor in Racial Trauma and Prevention, Intervention, and Implementation Science

University of California Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education

Assistant or Associate Professor with Expertise in Racial Trauma and Prevention, Intervention, and Implementation Science with African American Communities

Job #JPF02320
  • Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology / Graduate School of Education / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

Application Window

Open date: October 31, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position with expertise in addressing mental health disparities among Black, African American communities to begin July 1, 2023.

We seek applicants who focus on prevention, intervention, or implementation science in African American communities. Applicants may focus on racial trauma, intergenerational trauma, gendered racism, colorism, the promotion of radical wellness and healing, community-based healing, or racial justice as some examples. This position extends CCSP’s tradition of excellence in research and service with historically minoritized groups, including people of color, immigrants, sexual and gender minorities, and other communities. This position reflects national and local demands for professional psychologists considering and responding to racial trauma and mental health disparities. This faculty member will join CCSP faculty to provide leadership for the Healing Space located in CCSP’s Hosford Clinic. The Healing Space provides racially-informed mental health services for Black community members impacted by racial trauma. This faculty member will have opportunities to collaborate with the Center for Black Studies Research and to strengthen CCSP’s tradition of training graduate and undergraduate students of color.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Responsibilities include (a) research and grant-writing, (b) graduate and undergraduate teaching, (c) clinical supervision, (d) doctoral student advising, and (e) university and public service.

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology is home to a vibrant faculty of productive scholars and educators. We are home to two doctoral degrees accredited by the American Psychological Association: School Psychology and Counseling/Clinical Psychology, a master’s degree program in School Psychology, and the largest undergraduate minor on campus. Our mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge, provide expertise, and prepare the next generation of diverse scholars in applied psychology. We strive to be recognized for excellence and innovation in research that fosters the psychological well-being and social equity of all people, especially historically minoritized populations.

The Gevirtz School is a diverse institution in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. The School is part of UC Santa Barbara, one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the first AAU member to attain the status of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a public flagship institution, the Gevirtz School at UCSB is deeply committed to centering diversity in our work. In addition to finding faculty who bring scholarly expertise in the areas that are described above, we seek to ensure that successful candidates engage in scholarship, teaching, and service that will help us work with the diverse populations in our region, state, and nation to achieve the goals of educational and mental health equity.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for a doctoral degree, except for the dissertation (all but dissertation) or pre-doctoral internship (e.g., can be on internship) at the time of application in counseling or clinical psychology.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Conferral of doctorate by the start of appointment
A research focus in one of the following areas: Black/African American Studies, Black Communities, Health Disparities, addressing mental health disparities among Black, African American communities, racial justice, or community-based healing.

Preferred qualifications

Doctoral degree for an APA-accredited institution
Licensed or license-eligible in CA
Potential for Research Productivity
Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Ability to interact and work collaboratively
Ability to work with undergraduates
Ability to work independently

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - • Cover Letter that reflects your commitment and contributions to understanding and serving African-American and Black communities, including how your research and teaching are rooted in principles of social justice, health equity, and anti-racism.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Teaching evaluations (if applicable) (Optional)
  • Samples of scholarly works
  • Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

We will ask for the names and contact information for three references. We will request letters for candidates who are selected for on-campus interviews.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA