Assistant Professor

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Entry Level
Closing date
Dec 19, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2022.  We are seeking applicants from all areas of research with emphasis on behavioral, cognitive, or social neuroscience and a basic or applied research focus on health topics such as addiction, aging, social foundations of health, and health disparities.  The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of research productivity and the potential to develop an active, independent program of research.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The Psychology Department has excellent research facilities, a long history of extramural research funding, and competitive startup packages.  Psychology is the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Sciences and we support three doctoral programs - Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Medical/Clinical Psychology.  We are seeking applicants with a commitment to mentoring and/or teaching in at least two of our three graduate programs.  With over 22,500 students and 2,459 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major research and teaching university in Alabama.  Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent and include collaboration with the School of Medicine where a major strategic initiative in the Neurosciences gives access to state-of-the art equipment (e.g., Siemens Prisma 3.0T whole-body MRI).  UAB was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Psychology or related field by August 2022.

Evidence of potential for scholarly impact.

Preferred Qualifications:  Appropriateness as a mentor to students across multiple Psychology graduate programs. Evidence of ability to attract, teach, and mentor diverse graduate and undergraduate students.

Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system, and include:

1) Cover letter

2) CV

3) Research Statement

4) Teaching Statement

5) Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement

6) Up to three Reprints or Preprints that convey research interests and expertise

7) Names and contact information for three references

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Olivio J. Clay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.  A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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