Two Tenure-Track / Tenured Positions in Clinical Psychology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured positions in Clinical Psychology to begin in August 2024. One position is open at the Associate Professor rank or both may be filled at the Assistant Professor rank. The department values cross-cutting approaches that build on the strengths of our existing program areas and add to interdisciplinary initiatives at UAB. Priority research areas include psychopathology, aging, intervention, addiction, behavioral medicine, and health disparities, though we are open to applications from all individuals with research interests within the broad domain of behavioral health in diverse populations. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of research productivity and show evidence of ability to develop an active, independent program of research, commensurate with rank. Review of applications will begin on November 27th and continue until the positions are filled.

The Department of Psychology offers excellent research facilities, a long history of extramural research funding, and competitive startup packages. The Department houses an APA-accredited Medical/Clinical Psychology doctoral program, additional doctoral programs in Developmental Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, a large undergraduate Psychology program, and an interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. We are seeking applicants with a commitment to mentoring and teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

UAB is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with an exceptionally strong culture of interdisciplinary and trans-departmental collaborations. Psychology faculty collaborate frequently with colleagues in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Geriatric Medicine, Public Health, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. UAB’s grant-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science creates a supportive environment for early-career investigators. Other interdisciplinary research centers and institutes include the Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention, Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Integrative Center for Aging Research, Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, McKnight Brain Institute, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Advanced Imaging Facility, and Civitan International Research Center 

UAB employs over 2,600 full-time faculty members and serves a diverse student body of more than 13,000 undergraduates and 7,500 graduate students. UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for NIH funding, was recently named America’s Best Large Employer and Best Employer for Diversity among universities by Forbes, and is the recipient of multiple national awards for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Birmingham is the central hub of a metropolitan area of 1.1 million people that offers a vibrant and diverse cultural community with strong sense of its historical significance in the civil rights movement, award-winning restaurants, and a wide array of recreational opportunities including easy access to many outdoor activities in the Appalachian foothills and the beaches of Alabama.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Clinical Psychology or related field by August 2024, a strong record of research productivity and an active, independent program of research, commensurate with rank. 

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of ability to teach and mentor diverse graduate and undergraduate students in clinically relevant research areas.

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 is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values 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 Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Edwin Cook, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, 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.

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.

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