Assistant/Associate Professor of School Psychology (Tenure Track)

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Requisition Number::

0812733

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant/Associate Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant/Associate Professor of School Psychology (Tenure Track)

Organization::

212601 - ED STUDIES PSY/RES METHOD/COUNSEL

Position Summary::

•Teach graduate level courses and practica/internships in school psychology and related programs within the department;
•Establish and maintain a comprehensive agenda of research and scholarship in school psychology;
•Contribute to instructional and other program activities in the on-campus program in school psychology as well as a distance learning (hybrid) program;
•Provide effective mentorship to promote graduate students’ professional competence, skill development, and research, including doctoral dissertations;
•Take a leadership role in the ongoing development, evaluation, and improvement of the School Psychology Program;
•Contribute to initiatives and activities in the department and college;
•Provide leadership in service and outreach to the university, school districts/other agencies, and profession of school psychology;
•Pursue external funding for research, teaching, and service.

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling
School Psychology Program

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of School Psychology (Tenure Track).

The Department of Educational Studies at the University of Alabama invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August 2021. Minimum qualifications include (1) a doctoral degree from a APA and/or NASP accredited school psychology program, and (2) eligibility for certification as a school psychologist and/or licensure as a psychologist in Alabama and commitment to obtain these state credentials if hired. We are seeking candidates with a background in behavioral intervention and a commitment to diversity and culturally responsive practice. Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is preferred. At the assistant professor level: candidates should have evidence of, or clear potential for, a comprehensive and sustained agenda of research, scholarship, and grants in school psychology. At the associate professor level: candidates should have an established record of a comprehensive and sustained agenda of research, scholarship, and grants in school psychology, and an interest in taking a leadership role in the ongoing development, evaluation, and improvement of the School Psychology Program.

About the University of Alabama and the College of Education. The University of Alabama (UA) is where Legends are made. UA has experienced tremendous growth, with enrollment of 37,842 for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. UA had a record-setting Graduate School enrollment in fall 2020. Approximately 40 percent of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT, and 40 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class (another UA record). The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with almost 800 currently enrolled and has Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Twenty-nine current faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists. Fifty-two UA faculty researchers are in the National Academy of Inventors. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.9 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes.

Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https://education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports.

The University of Alabama is located in West Alabama and is 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham, AL. Tuscaloosa, a quintessential college town with a population of 101,113, has excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities available . The Tuscaloosa area provides hiking, biking, and running trails, as well as playgrounds, parks, and dog parks to enjoy the outdoors. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol and Lake Lurleen offer sporting and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is within driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, and the beaches of Gulf Shores. Tuscaloosa is also home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Bryant Museum, Children’s Hands-On Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, multiple sporting events, concerts hosted at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and several festivals (West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival, Kentuck Arts Festival, etc.). Tuscaloosa continues to grow in population, cultural events, and shopping alongside the University. Please visit the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce (https://tuscaloosachamber.com) to learn more about our wonderful city and all that it affords you and your family. ) to learn more about our wonderful city and all that it affords you and your family.

Responsibilities:
•Teach graduate level courses and practica/internships in school psychology and related programs within the department;
•Establish and maintain a comprehensive agenda of research and scholarship in school psychology;
•Contribute to instructional and other program activities in the on-campus program in school psychology as well as a distance learning (hybrid) program;
•Provide effective mentorship to promote graduate students’ professional competence, skill development, and research, including doctoral dissertations;
•Take a leadership role in the ongoing development, evaluation, and improvement of the School Psychology Program;
•Contribute to initiatives and activities in the department and college;
•Provide leadership in service and outreach to the university, school districts/other agencies, and profession of school psychology;
•Pursue external funding for research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Earned doctorate in school psychology from a NASP-approved and/or APA- accredited program in school psychology;
•Commitment to diversity and excellence in graduate preparation programs;
•Established record of a comprehensive and sustained agenda of research, scholarship, and grants in school psychology that meet the University of Alabama’s requirements for appointment at rank of associate professor;
•Evidence of success as an academic adviser and research mentor for graduate students;
•Experience with graduate curriculum standards in school psychology;
•Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students across the college and university;
•Eligible for certification as a school psychologist and/or licensure as a psychologist in Alabama and commitment to obtain these state credentials if hired.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA);
•Research, teaching, and service interests that align with one or more of the department’s strengths including, but not limited to, measurement, evaluation, neuroscience, and mental health supports;
•Leadership experience within a university setting;
•Record of external funding for research activities;
•Evidence of success in prior graduate instruction, program development, student mentoring, and dissertation advisement;
•Experience with instructional technology applications and distance delivery methods for graduate education;
•Leadership position in professional associations;
•Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Daniel Cohen at [email protected] – search committee chair.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 16, 2021

Benefits:
• Health and Life Insurance
• TIAA-CREF available
• Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
• Summer employment available on an as needed basis and international teaching opportunities are possible.

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

UA EEO Statement:

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, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

11/03/2020

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Attach as three (3) separate “Other Documents”:
1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document)
3. Document 3 – Up to three samples of professional writings (combine multiple writing samples into one document)

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Posted: 11/10/2020
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