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Leadership Positions Available in APA Science Directorate!

The APA Science Directorate has opened the search for two well qualified individuals to serve in important leadership positions in the Directorate.

The APA Science Directorate has opened the search for two well qualified individuals to serve in important leadership positions in the Directorate. These are exceptional opportunities for psychological scientists to contribute to the field.

The positions are the Assistant Executive Director for Governance and Leadership and the Assistant Executive Director for Research and Infrastructure. Both positions require doctoral degrees in psychology, with sufficient seniority and experience in psychological science to be able to apply conceptual and related abilities to a broad array of programs and activities.

The Assistant Executive Director for Science Governance and Leadership (job code 05-103) will:

  • Provide conceptual leadership and oversight to the development of activities in the Directorate concerned with science leadership, the visibility of science, and applications of psychological science, including testing and assessment, science student activities and relations with Divisions.

  • Provide direct supervision to professional staff serving governance groups, including developing meeting agendas, cross-governance activities, program development and relevant follow-up activities, initiatives and policy development

  • Assist in developing new programs and initiatives consistent with activities in conjunction with this position

  • Represent psychological science in policy and program development venues (meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.) and to professional organizations consistent with APA activities and policies (e.g., other scientific organizations; applied organizations). Prepare presentations, comments and reports

  • Provide conceptual framework and supervises coordination of the Decade of Behavior initiatives and activities, including development of the National Advisory Committee and Endorsing Society meeting agendas, development of new programs and dissemination strategies

The Assistant Executive Director for Research and Infrastructure (job code 05-104) will:

  • Provide conceptual leadership and oversight to Directorate activities concerned with psychological science research issues, including regulatory, policy and IRB issues, authorship, mentoring, teaching and training issues, ethical issues, animal research issues, identification of infrastructure needs and opportunities. This includes bit is not limited to oversight of "Responsible Conduct of Research" activities and initiatives

  • Provide conceptual leadership and supervises professional staff serving governance groups and program development and relevant follow-up

  • Develop new programs and initiatives consistent with activities in the purview of this position, and in the context of service to the Directorate mission. In coordination with the Executive Director and others, cover administrative tasks and budget preparation

  • Represent psychological science in policy and program development venues (meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.), and to professional organizations consistent with APA activities and policies (e.g., other scientific organizations; applied organizations)

  • Provide conceptual input in the development of Directorate training activities (e.g., Advanced Training Institutes) and develops and write grants for funding these institutes and other Directorate activities

Qualified applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and cover letter, including salary requirement to: APA Human Resources, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; Fax: 202-336-5501. Equal Opportunity Employer.