University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant Professor, Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for one or two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. Priority research areas include but are not limited to behavioral and cognitive neuroscience with a basic or applied research focus on health topics such as addiction, aging, social foundations of health, health disparities, and diversity research. 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 Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Medical/Clinical Psychology (APA accredited). 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 ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding, was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (2021). UAB has also been the recipient of multiple national awards for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Birmingham is the third 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 2023 and a clear plan to develop an active, independent program of research.

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, https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/16882 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. Robert Sorge, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, rsorge@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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