Employment Opportunities

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM: As part of our multiyear hiring plan, the UAB Department of Psychology is seeking nominations and applications for four tenure track/tenured positions in Psychology. The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to bring or further an active and externally funded program of research, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach in his/her area of expertise.  

All applicants should be at least five years beyond receipt of their doctoral degree and have established research interests. Note that the research specialty for these positions is open, but we would prefer candidates who will contribute to our priority research areas such as autism, pain research, addictions and eating disorders, obesity, neural plasticity, and affective science. Within these thematic areas, potential hires might include scientists in the areas of behavioral genetics, obesity, and recovery of function after damage to the developing or aging nervous system, effects of stress on cognition, behavior, or mental health, child clinical, pediatric, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and translational research in theme areas.

The Psychology Department is a vibrant and well regarded department on campus and supports three doctoral programs - Behavioral Neuroscience, Lifespan Developmental, and Medical Clinical (APA Accredited). The Department has a long history of obtaining extramural research funding and has excellent research facilities. In addition, as part of the University’s emphasis on multidisciplinary centers, the Psychology Department encourages/supports collaboration with various departments and centers within the university including the Civitan International Research Center, the Civitan/Sparks Clinics, The Children’s Health System, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Neuroscience, The McKnight Brain Institute, The Center for the Study of Community Health, The Center for Translational Science, The Center for Aging, The Vision Science Research Center, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the School of Medicine. Individuals interested in participating, promoting, and advancing a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment at UAB and in the community are encouraged to apply.

The Psychology Department enjoys the benefits of UAB’s standing as a national center for biomedical health research and education. Metro Birmingham (population 1.2 million) is an ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan setting with a rich array of cultural institutions and a high quality of life.

Applicants should send an electronic letter of interest describing your research and teaching interests and your curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to Mary Frances Thetford at mthetford@uab.edu. Address information to the Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1170.  For questions about the positions, contact Dr. Karlene Ball kball@uab.edu, University Professor and Chair, and copy to mthetford@uab.edu.   Applications should be received by January 15, 2015. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Starting date is negotiable. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.UAB is strongly committed to academic excellence, and dedicated to broadening the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. 



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.