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.