Assistant Professor, Clinical Health Psychology - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding and publications, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations.

The Psychology Department at the University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in Clinical Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine to begin August 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (or a closely related field), eligibility for licensure in Alabama, and clear potential for high achievement in research and teaching.
We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in internet-based approaches to health assessments and interventions, health disparities, and integration of behavioral health into primary care. Collaborations with UA Medical School researchers, both in Tuscaloosa and neighboring Birmingham, are common and well supported.

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of a three-campus system. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. The Department has 35 faculty and 100 graduate students distributed in four clinical (Law, Health, Gerontology, and Child) and three experimental (Cognitive, Developmental, and Social) concentrations and offers doctoral degrees in both clinical and experimental psychology.

Applicants should submit a letter outlining their qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and their potential research fit with the department. Applications should include a current vita, selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online at Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to Kenneth Lichstein, Chair, Clinical Health Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348 or can be emailed ( For more information about our department, please visit us on the web at

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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