UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start in August 2024. The review of candidates will begin immediately, and completed applications submitted by January 31, 2024 will be given full consideration.
The first position is open to all areas of Psychology. The Department values cross-cutting approaches that build on the strengths of our existing program areas and add to interdisciplinary initiatives at UAB. The Department has graduate programs in Medical/Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, and Developmental Psychology.
The second position broadly emphasizes health disparities in diverse populations. The position will build departmental strengths in examining the interplay of biological and social determinants of health and health disparities in diverse populations. Priority health areas in the Department include but are not exclusive to psychopathology, aging, intervention, addiction, and behavioral medicine.
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences has excellent research facilities, a long history of extramural research funding, and competitive startup packages. The Department supports a large undergraduate major in Psychology and co-administers an interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Psychology is a highly collaborative department, having strong ties with UAB’s Heersink School of Medicine, as well as with the Schools of Public Health, Health Professions, Dentistry, among others. Research and training resources are available from a large number of interdisciplinary Cores and Institutes including the Social Science and Justice Research Initiative, Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Advanced Imaging Facility, Civitan International Research Center, Integrative Center for Aging Research, Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center, Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Vision Science Research Center, and the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center, among many others.
UAB is a Carnegie Tier I Research University that employs over 2,600 full-time faculty members and serves a diverse student body of more than 21,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. UAB ranks 11th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among U.S. public universities, was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (2021).
Birmingham is the central hub of a metropolitan area of 1.1 million people that offers a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a strong sense of its historical significance in the civil rights movement, award-winning restaurants, a thriving arts and music scene, and a wide variety of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Psychology or related field by August 2024 and a clear plan to develop an active, independent program of research.
Preferred Qualifications: A commitment to mentoring and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system, https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/20213 and include:
1) Cover letter
3) Research Statement
4) Teaching Statement
5) Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement
6) Three Reprints or Preprints representative of research interests and expertise
7) Three confidential letters of reference.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to student 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 about these positions should be directed to the search Chair Dr. Jarred Younger (email@example.com) with the subject line [UAB Psychology Search].
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.
The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.