Research Faculty - Department of Psychology

Job description

Research Faculty - Department of Psychology

Tracking CodeF726 Job Description

Position Title: Research Faculty

Position Tracking Number: F726

School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department: Psychology

Location: Azusa Campus

About APU:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is honored to have earned the status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation, granted to universities based on the percentage of Latino students enrolled and the quality of services provided. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


The Research Faculty is a non-tenure track faculty position with primary responsibilities in research and contract management; on occasion, based on assignment, may be involved in teaching. The Research faculty position is primarily supported through external grants and contracts in the Youth System of Care Research to Practice Lab. Position subject to final funding.


    Engages in project management and oversees multiple federal grants and contract projects in conjunction with the Principal Investigator. Supervising and directing YSOCRP lab staff, research associates, and student workersContent expert for development of research protocols, curriculum, evaluation, assessment, and scholarly research on topics related to YSOCRP projects.Oversees and conducts data collection and data analysis activities. Responsible for administrative compliance and regulatory aspects of the projects, including submitting IRB protocols, report writing, submitting semi-annual progress reports, and attending project-related meetings. Ensure that procedures for subject confidentiality, data collection and storage and other human subjects requirements are adhered to. Develop and maintain professional and supportive relationships with contracted partners and provider networks. Assist with grant-writing and formulating project scopes of work to secure future sponsored projects. Monitor multi-year work plans and budgets for multiple projects. Financial reporting with external funding sources Management of external funding budgetsAssist with presentations to stakeholders and relevant groups. Teaching/Training as assigned.Work collaboratively with other faculty and consultants serving on projects (e.g. statisticians, web developer)Work collaboratively with the Office of Research and Grants staff and APU Business Office. Perform other duties related to the position as requested by the supervisor.May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.

Level: Research Faculty, Full-Time, Grant Funded, Renewable

Qualifications: M.S./M.A./MPH or Ph.D. in research, social science or closely related field required.

Clinically licensed (e.g. LCSW, Psychologist) faculty highly preferred.

Ability to:

    Willingness and ability to maintain certifications in the responsible conduct of research.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, with project team, staff liaisons, and other project stakeholders.Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with project team, staff liaisons, and other project stakeholders.Organizational skills for managing various aspects of grant/contract projects (meeting agendas, minutes, records of training events, reports) as required. Skill in conducting literature reviews and writing up reports.Skill in data entry and analysis, including tables and figures, and monitoring Demonstrated knowledge of computers and software for data analysis (SPSS) and word processing.Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring budgets and tracking expenses. Driver’s license and transportation for site visits and training events. Willingness to travel to collaborating treatment sites and partner school sites throughout Southern California. Willingness to work occasional evening hours. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage details and follow through. Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.

Experience: 3-4 years of experience working as part of a social science research team.

Experience submitting proposals in CayuseSP.

Experience with training/mentoring/supervising student and junior researchers.

Workload: Full-time

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

    Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University’s Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Job Location Azusa, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 3/26/2020
Application Due: 6/5/2020
Work Type: