Vacancy Announcement

Jini Hanjian (hanjian@HAL.FMHI.USF.EDU)
Fri, 10 May 1996 15:22:25 -0400



The University of South Florida's (USF) Florida Mental Health Institute
(FMHI) invites mental health services researchers to apply for three
faculty positions. The University of South Florida is an urban,
comprehensive research university serving more than 34,000 students. FMHI
is a unique component of the university - the only research and training
institute in Florida devoted to strengthening the delivery of public
behavioral healthcare services.

FMHI is one of nine colleges at USF's main campus in Tampa. It has 80
full-time faculty and 200 other professional and support staff. FMHI
receives approximately $9M in university funding and $6M in contracts and
grants from federal and state agencies as well as foundations. Three
departments concentrate on child, adult, and aging issues, while a fourth
addresses mental health law and policy. In addition to close linkages
with traditional academic departments on the campus of USF, FMHI works
closely with the Florida Departments of Health and Rehabilitative
Services, Education, Corrections, Elder Affairs, and the Agency for Health
Care Administration, as well as with community mental health provider
agencies, consumer groups, and relevant committees and members of the
Florida Legislature. FMHI, a non-degree granting college, provides
internships, practicum and post-doctoral training programs. The
pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program is APA accredited.

The following qualifications apply to all positions: A Ph.D. or
appropriate doctoral degree is required in psychology, public health,
economics, public administration, sociology, medicine, or other area
related to mental health. Applicants should present information
pertaining to their experience in mental health services research
including service system and clinical services research, health economics,
financing and/or organization of services; experience in working in
applied settings in close collaboration with service providers and service
recipients to develop and test the effectiveness of system financing,
organization or service delivery strategies; evidence of scholarly
productivity (research, teaching, and conference presentations); record of
obtaining external funding for applied research/policy studies; evidence
of commitment to cultural/gender diversity.

For each of the three positions, appointment could be made in any one of
the following six categories: Tenure earning at the Assistant Professor,
Associate Professor or Professor level or Non-tenure earning at the
Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research
Professor level. Five years of experience are required to apply for the
Associate or Research Associate Professor levels and 10 years of
experience are required to apply for the Professor or Research Professor
levels. Applicants must specify each category and rank for which they
wish to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for all categories that
are appropriate.

The appointment date is negotiable with anticipated start in August, 1996.
Salary range begins at $43,000 for the Assistant or Research Assistant
level and is negotiable at higher levels for a 12-month appointment. The
University and the Institute are strongly committed to increasing the
diversity of the faculty; therefore, applications from women and members
of minority groups are especially encouraged.

Send letter of application, vitae, and three references by June 30 to:

David L. Shern, Dean
Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3899

According to Florida law, applications and search committee meetings are
open to the public. Applicants who need a reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in the selection process must notify Cynthia Stark at
(813) 974-1908 (e-mail -- or at the above address
5 days in advance. The University of South Florida is an Equal
Opportunity / Equal Access / Affirmative Action institution.