Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor; Psychology

Job description

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in either developmental or health psychology, beginning in August 2020. We seek a colleague who is committed to and has a track record of exemplary teaching and high-quality research with undergraduate students. The successful applicant will contribute to the psychology curriculum by teaching courses in general psychology, topical survey courses (e.g., developmental psychology, adult development and aging, health psychology), and advanced courses in their area of research expertise. Preference will be given to those who are also capable of teaching psychological statistics. Experience in online teaching or a willingness to learn how to develop and teach online courses is required. Standard teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours per semester (traditional and online). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology from an accredited university (ABD will be considered). Initial review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.

Primary responsibilities include teaching lower- and upper-level undergraduate psychology courses (12 hours), research and scholarly activity including supervision of undergraduate research projects, university and community service. Additional duties will include academic advisement of students, advising and mentoring student organizations, and involvement with professional psychology organizations.

A PhD in Psychology from an accredited university (ABD considered) prior to start date, is required.

Desired qualifications include: Teaching experience at the undergraduate level; Experience in online teaching or a willingness to learn how to develop and teach online courses; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to establish an active undergraduate research program; A commitment to act as an advisor and mentor to undergraduate students; A commitment to collegiality, inclusiveness, and diversity.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5288. Applications will only be accepted online.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a reference list. Transcripts are also required, but may be submitted at a later date.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will cause a delay in response.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.




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Posted: 8/30/2019
Application Due: 10/29/2019
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Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.