University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

367 25994
Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-RAPISPARC [#25994, 24023]
Position Title: Researcher, Law and Psychiatry
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/09/28, finished 2024/01/25, listed until 2024/03/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Psychiatry at the UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) invites applications for a faculty position in the Law and Psychiatry Program, within the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), at the Instructor or Assistant professor level. We are seeking researchers focused on the intersection between legal settings (forensic/justice) and behavioral health(mental health and/or addictions). Strong candidates will have additional expertise in; adolescents, or young adults involved in the legal system, implementation science and supports, and system disparities among marginalized populations (e.g., race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+). Research may address system, population, policy, treatment/services, or implementation topics. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree with a demonstrated record of research in the forensic/legal system and a track record of extramural funding support commensurate with the faculty level. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to education and scholarship, collaborative research, obtaining extramural funding, working collegially with faculty, staff and trainees from diverse cultural backgrounds, and conducting research with diverse populations.

UMass Chan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values the power of a diverse community. Successful candidates must support the University’s and Department’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging. Additional information about Umass Chan’s commitment to diversity can be accessed here: and

Our Department is committed to being an inclusive workplace, enhancing the diversity of its workforce and serving the diverse population in Massachusetts in a culturally humble, responsive, person-centered way. We encourage applications from diverse candidates, including those with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our departmental Diversity, Equity,and Inclusion statement can be accessed here:

UMass Chan is in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England, and is ranked among the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. The UMass Chan/UMass Memorial Health System is the only academic center in central Massachusetts and leads innovative and excellent clinical care in the region. The UMass Chan Department of Psychiatry has over 300 full-time faculty, with active basic science, clinical and health services research programs. The Department of Psychiatry is a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders,biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women’s mental health, and addiction psychiatry. The Law & Psychiatry Program has a long and national track record of behavioral health and implementation science research in legal settings, primarily juvenile justice, the Massachusetts Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts, and the forensic clinical service for the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH). iSPARC is a Research Center of Excellence for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. iSPARC investigators have special interest areas including development and study of psychosocial/behavioral interventions, disparities, transition-age youth and young adults,Deaf behavioral health, perinatal behavioral health, implementation science, community engagement, and recovery/recovery-oriented services. There is a strong commitment to faculty, staff, and trainee professional development. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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UMass Chan Medical School
Department of Psychiatry
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01605