Geropsychology/Health

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0811021

Position Summary: Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations. Candidates should be graduates of an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology Ph.D. program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, be eligible for Alabama licensure, and be able to provide clinical supervision. The graduate and undergraduate student bodies at the University of Alabama are diverse, and we value colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to their research and teaching. Candidates should demonstrate potential to attract external funding, evidenced by a history of graduate student or postdoctoral grant support, grant applications in progress, or mentoring in grantwriting

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama has openings for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in either Clinical Geropsychology or Clinical Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, starting August 16, 2018. These positions will play an important role in our APA accredited Ph.D. training program, which serves approximately 100 students in seven concentrations. The Clinical Geropsychology concentration has three psychologists with research interests in psychological treatments for older adults; health disparities; interventions to reduce stress in older adults and caregivers; chronic pain; nursing home organizational change and quality of care; cultural dynamics of healthcare decision making; and clinical training. The Alabama Research Institute on Aging provides opportunities for university-wide collaboration. The Clinical Health Psychology concentration has two core faculty with research interests in behavioral sleep medicine and in factitious and somatic symptom disorders. The concentration particularly welcomes 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 nearby Birmingham, are common and well supported. More information about the department can be found at http://psychology.ua.edu. Responsibilities for both positions include undergraduate and graduate teaching, mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations. Candidates should be graduates of an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology Ph.D. program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, be eligible for Alabama licensure, and be able to provide clinical supervision. The graduate and undergraduate student bodies at the University of Alabama are diverse, and we value colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to their research and teaching. Candidates should demonstrate potential to attract external funding, evidenced by a history of graduate student or postdoctoral grant support, grant applications in progress, or mentoring in grantwriting. 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 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41649 and complete the online application. Attach a current CV; selected reprints; and letter of application outlining qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and potential fit with the department. Also please arrange for 3-4 letters of recommendation to be mailed (or emailed) to Jim Hamilton, Chair, Health Gero Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Application review will begin October 16 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Jim Hamilton (205-348-0189); jchamilt@ua.edu. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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