Arizona State University

Department of Psychology

Assistant Research Professor

JOB# 10799


The Arizona State University (ASU) REACH Institute invites applications for Assistant to Associate Research Professor in the broad area of prevention and implementation science. This position is a non-tenure eligible annual appointment with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date Fall of 2014.


This position will work closely with scientists at the institute on research topics linked to diffusion of innovations in prevention science to real-world delivery systems involving children and families across the lifespan. An emerging area of interest in the institute is cost-effective training of service providers in evidence based practices, design and redesign of interventions that are economically (time and money) feasible in real-world settings, strategies for promoting high fidelity and effective interventions in real-world settings, and methodological strategies for evaluating impact and improving performance in the context of quasi experimental research. Expertise and interests in any of the following foci of intervention and translational science are of interest: training and supervision in family-centered interventions, cultural adaptation, biosocial assessment strategies, economic valuation, or technological/digital approaches to diffusion and training. This position will facilitate new discoveries that will increase the potential for reaching large populations of children and families globally to prevent and treat mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and to promote behavioral health. The candidates program of research will be supported and integrated within the institutes’ overarching goals of promoting evidence based practices in real world settings such as public schools, WIC, Head Start, child welfare, and community mental health, pediatric care, family court and/or juvenile justice. Specific academic department affiliations are negotiable and dependent upon the candidate’s field of expertise.


The successful candidate will work within the ASU REACH Institutes highly effective group of prevention scientists in seeking funding and contracts in translational research with evidence-based interventions as well as pioneering innovative strategies for diffusion of innovation. The institute has a large portfolio of NIH, IES, and CDC funded translational research and is actively engaging with community stakeholders locally and globally in the innovation, cultural adaptation, uptake and diffusion of evidence-based practices for children and families. Opportunities are available to pursue innovative ideas and participate in an international network of researchers with common interests.


Candidate must have a PhD in a related field (e.g. behavioral, social, developmental, clinical/counseling, education or health science focus) and at least one year of postdoctoral experience. Demonstrated experience in writing research grants and experience in working with community groups to develop or implement evidence based prevention programs are desired. To apply, please submit a CV, three recent publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Janna LeRoy. Application materials should be emailed to Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30th, 2014; if the position is not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. In line with the Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University and the Department of Psychology encourage and support diversity among applicants and employees. ASU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.