The Department of Child and Family Studies in the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor to join its Rightpath Research and Innovation Center. The faculty of Rightpath employ cutting edge research methods to develop, evaluate, and disseminate tools, strategies, and programs that elevate the achievement and outcomes of vulnerable children. With a focus on prevention, Rightpath faculty work to improve social-emotional development and academic achievement in young children who are at risk of poor outcomes due to limited English language proficiency, low socioeconomicstatus, unequal access to high quality education programs and services, and communication, learning, behavioral, or intellectual disabilities. This is a tenure-earning 9-month Assistant/Associate faculty position. The position will include both research and teaching. Faculty in Rightpath teach in a variety of graduate programs within the college. The role will include responsibilities for research and grant writing, advising graduate students, teaching, and departmental, university, and community service. The successful applicant must meet University of South Florida criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, including holding a doctoral degree from an accredited institution, experience in research and grant writing, and experience in university teaching. This position will be part of the USF Tampa Campus.

About the Rightpath Center

Rightpath aims to reduce educational disparities through innovative applied research, strategic partnerships, and training the next generation of educational researchers. Rightpath offers mentoring opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. More information is available at

About the College

The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences prepares students to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations and to promote positive change in individuals, groups, communities, organizations and systems through multidisciplinary teaching and research, service, and engagement with community partners.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position (Job ID 35252) visit, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Your cover letter and resume, plus any other requested material, must be in one attachment. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

More Information

For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Maria Carlo at