Associate Professor/Full Professor of Psychology – Tenure/Tenure Track - 520911

The University of Alabama

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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

204711 - Psychology

Associate/Full Professor

Position Summary
The Psychology Department at the University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenured Associate or Full Professor of Psychology with expertise in brain and behavior including imaging [e.g., EEG], and or psychophysiological work to begin August 16, 2024.

Detailed Position Information
The Psychology Department at the University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenured Associate or Full Professor of Psychology with expertise in brain and behavior including imaging [e.g., EEG], and or psychophysiological work to begin August 16, 2024. We are especially interested in applicants in these areas with any additional expertise in quantitative, clinical, social, or cognitive work focused on diverse adult samples (e.g., age, economic, ethnoracial, geographical, and other areas of diversity).

The Department of Psychology has a rich and diverse group of basic, clinical, and translational researchers. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and a record of research funding (or potential) and excellence in teaching. This is classified as a 9-month regular faculty position. Responsibilities include maintaining an active federally grant funded (or potential) program of research and teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses in neuroscience broadly defined. Candidates should be interested in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and invested in the mentorship model of research. Candidates with prestigious achievements in their field and exceptional national and international reputations will be eligible for consideration for significant endowment support through appointment as a Shelby Distinguished Professor

The Psychology Department faculty and graduate students are distributed in four clinical (Psychology and Law, Geropsychology, Health, and Child) and three experimental (Social, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and Developmental) emphasis areas. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in psychology, doctoral degrees in both clinical and experimental psychology, and graduate minors in neuroscience and in statistics.

For more information on our Department, and related Centers and Institutes (in alphabetical order), visit:
Department of Psychology:
Alabama Life Research Institute:
Alabama Research Institute on Aging:
Center for Innovative Research in Autism:
Center for Youth Development and Intervention:
College of Arts and Sciences:
Institute for Social Science Research:
UA Research-dedicated MRI Center:

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and a record of research funding (or potential) and excellence in teaching

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, a research statement, and a teaching statement that includes courses taught, teaching philosophy, and indicators of teaching effectiveness. Application Deadline and Method of Application: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Visit the UA faculty jobs page for applying: To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be mailed directly to the search committee Chair, Dr. Rebecca Allen, Professor of Psychology (email: For questions regarding the application process or to learn more about the position, contact Dr. Allen.

About the Division/College/School
The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.

As the largest college at The University, we house over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across our 25 departments.

With nationally recognized programs and award-winning faculty, our College has positioned itself as a leader in higher education. Our facilities and resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and performance venues, providing students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research and creative expression.

The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative and critical thinking and a lifetime of learning.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

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, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status 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. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 25 Sep 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time


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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