Term Research Faculty

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Term Research Faculty PositionCenter for Evidence-Based Behavioral HealthGeorge Mason University's new Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (CEBBH), invites applications for a full time, 12-month, term research faculty (non-tenure) position. Directed by Dr. Christy Esposito-Smythers, the CEBBH has a dual mission of 1) supporting research to develop, test, disseminate, and implement culturally responsive evidence-based behavioral health interventions in community settings; and 2) increasing access to high quality clinical care by directly training community-based clinicians and clinical supervisors in culturally responsive evidence-based intervention and assessment practices using principles of implementation science.About the Position:The successful applicant will work with Dr. Esposito-Smythers to manage a new SAMHSA-funded project conducted in collaboration with community mental health centers (Community Services Boards; CSBs) across Northern Virginia, who serve the uninsured, underinsured, and Medicaid-funded population. This project will use a mixed methods design to tailor and implement measurement-based care within the CSBs. Opportunities may also exist to conduct training and consultation in evidence-based behavioral health interventions for community-based clinicians and clinical supervisors. Interested applicants may also have the opportunity to teach and conduct clinical supervision of doctoral students in our Clinical Psychology doctoral program, housed within the Department of Psychology, through our community-based training clinic (https://psyclinic.gmu.edu/).The successful applicant will oversee and participate in the daily activities associated with the implementation of measurement-based care, including close consultation with and qualitative interviewing of community stakeholders, implementation of a measurement feedback system, and additional research activity (e.g., supervision of graduate research assistants, implementation of program evaluation, IRB protocol management, data analysis, dissemination of findings to community stakeholders, and preparation of peer-reviewed publications and presentations). The applicant should demonstrate experience with and interest in evidence-based assessment / intervention and youth mental health, as well as a commitment to culturally responsive care. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we strongly encourage applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.About the Department:The Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (CEBBH) is housed in the Department of Psychology (https://psychology.gmu.edu/) which has a diverse student body of over 1,300 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. The Department has 45 faculty members, including 8 instructional, non-tenure-track faculty who are vital to the department's educational mission. Non-tenure-track faculty are fully integrated in the department, with similar voting rights and access to resources and professional development opportunities as tenure-track faculty. The department is guided by three primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason's status as the most diverse university in Virginia and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the US, and our role as the host institution for the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Second, in line with George Mason's Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Third, we focus strongly on our teaching and training of students in all programs. Our clinical program has a clinical science orientation, with intensive training of doctoral students in evidence-based approaches.Required Qualifications:Individuals should have a master's or doctoral level degree in clinical psychology, public health, education or a related field, and a strong interest in implementation science, mental health equity, and dissemination of evidence-based practices. Experience conducting evidence-based behavioral health interventions with youth and families is preferred.Initial appointment will be made for one year, with the possibility of reappointment based on performance and funding. Start date is flexible, ranging from summer to early fall. Those interested in applying may direct questions to Christy Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D. (cesposi1@gmu.edu).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F876Az by April 3, 2023 at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and a vita. As applicable, applicants should comment on their training and experience with evidence-based behavioral health interventions with youth and families, commitment to culturally responsive care, and any experience with implementation science research, including use of mixed methods designs. In addition, the names of three professional references should be submitted along with earliest potential start date. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after April 4, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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