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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tenure-Track

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for a 
tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (“the CYDI”). 
This tenure-track position is open to qualified candidates in the field of Psychology 
(Developmental, Social, Cognitive, or Clinical).

We seek a research-focused scientist with an active program of research who is enthusiastic about collaborating with researchers from other disciplines and working in multi-disciplinary teams. A doctoral degree in Psychology (Clinical, Developmental, Experimental) or other relevant field (e.g., Social Work, Public Health, Human Development) is required.

This position will be academically housed within the Department of Psychology. The Psychology 
Department has 33 faculty and 100 graduate students distributed in three experimental (Cognitive, Developmental, and Social) and four APA-accredited clinical (Child, Gerontology, Health, and Law) areas. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in psychology, doctoral degrees in both clinical and experimental psychology, and a graduate minor in statistics. The University of Alabama values diversity, and we particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

The CYDI is one of the UA’s research centers. The CYDI facilitates translational and 
transdisciplinary science targeting the prevention, remediation, and management of behavioral, 
emotional, and neurodevelopmental conditions from early childhood through early adulthood. One of our primary scientific goals is the translation of cutting-edge clinical/basic science to practice in order to improve the health and well-being of children and families in the state of Alabama and beyond. We have multiple productive collaborations both within the Center and between the CYDI core faculty and other investigators at UA and at other institutions. We are seeking an investigator with strong funding potential whose work relates broadly to promoting youth mental health, including diversity issues in mental health promotion efforts. The ideal candidate will have the ability to bridge between basic science (e.g., identification of endophenotypes or biomarkers) and applied intervention work (e.g., evidence-based programming).

The ideal candidate will possess both content expertise (area is open, though we hope to build on existing strengths in treatment outcome research, substance use prevention, violence prevention, and diversity/inclusion) and be an experienced methodologist (e.g., advanced analytic approaches such as growth modeling; eye-tracking; EEG, fMRI). Such skills provide a critical complement to faculty at the Center and to the College.


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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