Western Psychological Association

APA Executive Director for Science

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking a senior-level psychologist for the position of Executive Director for its Science Directorate. The APA Science Directorate is one of the four key content-area components of the APA Central Office (along with the Education, Practice, and Public Interest directorates), and its Executive Director is a member of the APA Executive Management Group, reporting to the APA CEO.

The Executive Director supervises and oversees the Science Directorate and is responsible for major APA program areas related to science, including science policy and government relations, research ethics, psychological testing and assessment, scientific awards, summer research training, and communications with the scientific community and general public. The position also includes responsibility for the APA Center for Workforce Studies and the APA Library and Archives. In collaboration with APA boards and committees, the Executive Director plans and implements policy and program development in all matters related to psychological science. The Executive Director acts as liaison to the other APA directorates, the Board of Directors, and to major APA boards, committees, programs, and divisions on all science initiatives. The Executive Director also develops and maintains contact with senior-level officials in scientific organizations and associations and government agencies related to psychological science and broader science issues.
Requirements include a doctoral degree in psychology and a minimum of 12 years postdoctoral experience in teaching, academic administration, public policy or other fields related to psychology and science. In addition, Executive Director candidates must be competent in administration, strategy development, and fiscal management and should possess strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Benefits and salary are commensurate with experience.

If interested, please apply online: http://www.apa.org/careers/apa-jobs/index.aspx.
All applications must include a cover letter and resume/CV.
All inquiries in reference to this position should be sent to:
L. Michael Honaker, PhD (mhonaker@apa.org). Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however, those interested are strongly encouraged to apply prior to March 13, 2015.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, ethnic minorities and other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
APA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR SCIENCE