Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Southern California Department of Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences

Neuropsychological Psychologists Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioal Sciences (Clinician Educator)

Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the city’s average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.

Licensed Psychologists with Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Expertise

Position Description

The USC Department of Psychiatry is seeking licensed psychologists with expertise in psychological and/or neuropsychological testing. The psychologists would work in one or both environments at the LAC+USC Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services (PBHS) Clinic at USC.

At the LAC+USC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic and Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center, this clinician will complete psychological assessment cases to test for cognitive and achievement testing, personality testing, anxiety and depression, and ADOS for autism among children and adolescents. They will provide consultation regarding IEPs and treatment planning and engage in psychotherapy groups to assist with clinic quality measures (CANS, PSC, handoffs/monitoring database) in addition to staffing psychotherapy cases. They will provide didactics and consultation to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows on how to interpret testing results.

At the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services (PBHS) clinic at USC on University Park Campus (UPC), this clinician will complete neuropsychological testing and targeted evaluations to diagnose learning disabilities and ADHD among USC students. They will be asked to write or prepare clinical neuropsychological reports including recommendations that can be used by other campus partners using data from psychological or neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, or interviews. There may be opportunities to provide psychotherapy, behavior therapy or other counseling interventions to patients with neurological disorders.

Minimum qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed in the state of California
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, and young adults
  • Resilient, self-aware, and can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Multicultural competency in working with diverse clients/patients
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and integrity
  • Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Starting Date: Negotiable

We are seeking candidates who have strong clinical skills and thrive in fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environments. We are committed to providing quality mental health services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our respective professions. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all clients/patients with compassion, respect, and dignity. We advocate for and empower our clients/patients in pursuing their goals and personal development. Our clients/patients benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate. We are committed to a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and teamwork, and the sharing of diverse and honest opinions among out staff is encouraged. We value and honor the diversity of the clients/patients we serve as well as the diversity of our faculty and staff and the unique contributions of each member. Faculty are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and multicultural competency.

This is a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Salary is competitive and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, paid vacation, professional days, and a stipend for professional development.

Apply here and upload the following:  

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover letter expressing interest/fit for this position, and specifying training/expertise in providing psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and transitional age youth Contact information for 3 references, 2 of which should be current/former direct clinical supervisors that can speak to clinical expertise/skill

For further inquiries, please contact: Mary Nguyen (mary.nguyen@med.usc.edu)

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20094786 Posted Date: 12/04/2020