University of Alabama at Birmingham — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for one or two tenure-track positions in Clinical Psychology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. Priority research areas include but are not limited to diversity and health disparities, brain health, mental health including addiction, child/pediatric psychology, aging, and interventions. The department also values cross-cutting approaches that build on the strengths of our existing program areas and add to interdisciplinary initiatives at UAB. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of research productivity and a plan to develop an active, independent program of research. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychology has excellent research facilities, a long history of extramural research funding, and competitive startup packages. The Department houses a large undergraduate major in Psychology and an interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, as well as three doctoral programs in Medical/Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), Developmental Psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience. We are seeking applicants with a commitment to mentoring and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Psychology at UAB has an exceptionally strong culture of interdisciplinary and trans-departmental collaborations. Various interdisciplinary research centers and institutes at UAB focus on specific areas of interest, including the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Advanced Imaging Facility, Civitan International Research Center, Integrative Center for Aging Research, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention, and the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center. UAB is one of 42 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that promotes junior investigators. UAB employs over 2,600 full-time faculty members and serves a diverse student body of more than 13,000 undergraduate and 7,500 graduate students. UAB employs over 2,600 full-time faculty members and serves a diverse student body of more than 13,000 undergraduate and 7,500 graduate students. UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding, was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, and is the recipient of multiple national awards for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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 Clinical Psychology or related field by August 2023 and a clear plan to develop an active, independent program of research.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong record of research productivity and evidence of ability to teach and mentor diverse graduate and undergraduate students in clinically relevant areas.

Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system, https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/16765 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 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 Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Sylvie Mrug, University Professor, Department of Psychology, smrug@uab.edu.

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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