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  • Professor OR Associate Professor, Psychology
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Position Summary
    The Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, is recruiting for a faculty hire at the rank of late Associate or Full Professor in the area of mental health and mental health disparities, from a developmental/lifespan perspective. This is the first of three anticipated hires that are part of a disciplinary excellence investment with the goal of building on departmental expertise in mental health equity. The expectation is that the incumbent will help to build the cluster.

    Building on UB’s strength in collaborative and translational research, we seek to hire a colleague who values a collaborative work environment and a commitment to utilizing their research to improve mental health outcomes and addressing inequities at the individual and community level.

    The specific area within Psychology is open, as is the particular lifespan period of research focus, and which could include early childhood or late-life development. The focus on mental health disparities could pertain to mental health care utilization or access, etiology, treatment development, or basic biological or neurological processes.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward how structural inequities may undermine mental and physical health, creating stark disparities among different communities. The core of these disparities lies in how humans interact with their environments, how they respond to stress and adversity, what constitutes resilience, and how people access and understand health information.

    UB is committed to using its research, teaching, and public outreach to better understand and ameliorate such structural disparities. We also believe that Psychology can play a key role in creating innovative solutions to address these disparities. The goal of the cluster hires in the area of mental health equity across the lifespan is to bring together scholars focused on addressing the ways in which the field of Psychology can seek to understand and ultimately to ameliorate inequality.

    Inquiries about this position can be directed to Dr. Sandra Murray, Chair of the Search Committee ( Applications may be submitted at posting link

    Outstanding Benefits Package
    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Minimum Qualifications
    PhD in Psychology or related discipline. Scholarly profile appropriate to rank.

    Preferred Qualifications
    The successful candidate will bring an excellent national and international reputation, and a record of outstanding achievement and research productivity (namely publications and external funding; also teaching/mentoring students/fellows/junior faculty) on the topic of mental health equity, with an emphasis on one or more developmental periods (e.g., early childhood, late-life). The candidate will help to develop strategic vision and intellectual leadership, and will promote the mission of collaborative research to enhance translation of research into population-level impact.

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