Company Name:

The University of Alabama

Location:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

October 19, 2018

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Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology

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 the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems ("the Center"). This position will be academically housed within the Department of Psychology.

Under the auspices of the Alabama Life Research Institute, the Center is a state-of-the-art research, training, and service facility that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines who share an interest in developmental psychopathology. The primary mission of the Center is to develop translational clinical science that addresses the prevention, remediation, and management of behavioral, emotional, and neurodevelopmental conditions from early childhood through adulthood.

Consistent with this mission, the Center has four strategic objectives:

  1. Facilitate transdisciplinary, collaborative, and cutting-edge research related to mental and physical health and well-being
  2. Provide a venue for the translation and dissemination of evidence-based approaches to community and school providers
  3. Facilitate grant-funded research on intervention and prevention programming
  4. Provide opportunities for student training via direct research engagement, clinical and consultative services, and secondary data analysis


We seek a developmental psychologist with an active research program who has the promise of securing external funding to support translational research. The ideal candidate will have expertise in brain imaging, EEG, and/or eye-tracking, as such methodologies are critical to cutting-edge work that bridges basic science and clinical practice. A focus on translational neuroscience and experimental therapeutics is sought. Expertise in behavior problem prevention or intervention and longitudinal research design is also preferred. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about collaborating with researchers from other disciplines and working in multi-disciplinary teams. The doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology is preferred, but candidates with degrees in other related fields (e.g., Experimental, Clinical, School Psychology) will be considered.


As an Assistant Professor in the Center, the successful candidate will have an active research lab that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. He or she will be expected to serve as primary advisor to students in the Psychology Department's doctoral program as well. Faculty in the Center have a reduced teaching load, because of the research focus. However, as an Assistant Professor, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.


The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, home of the CrimsonTide football team as well as the historic Bama Theatre, the Paul R. Jones Museum, the Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, the Tuscaloosa Farmer's Market, and nearby Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Archeological Park. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.



To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/43991. Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to Dr. Susan White, Professor and director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Email: swwhite1@ua.edu.


For more information, please visit:

  • Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems: http://cpybp.ua.edu
  • College of Arts and Sciences: https://as.ua.edu

  • Alabama Life Research Institute: http://ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-life-research-institute
  • Department of Psychology: https://psychology.ua.edu

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