Company Name:

The University of Alabama


Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 24, 2018

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Assistant Professor Position, Renewable Contract, Area Open


The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama invites applications for a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) Assistant Professor position starting August 16, 2019. The position will be devoted to advising undergraduate students (40%), teaching undergraduate courses each semester (40%), and service (20%). There is no research requirement for this position, though research on pedagogic issues is encouraged. The position is structured as a renewable 3-year contract with annual performance feedback. Faculty in NTRC positions are eligible for promotion through the academic ranks.

Applicants must hold a PhD in psychology, or a related field, and submit the following materials with their application:

  1. A letter outlining qualifications (e.g., including courses taught, innovative teaching practices, and undergraduate advising experience)
  2. A current vitae
  3. 3 or 4 letters of recommendation

Applicants are welcome to include additional information on teaching and advising philosophies, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations), and evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply online at All materials except letters of recommendation should be submitted online in a single pdf document. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Search Chair, Dr. Kristina McDonald ( The Department includes 30 faculty distributed across clinical (Law, Health, Gerontology, and Child) and experimental (Cognitive, Developmental, and Social) concentrations. The department serves approximately 1200 undergraduate students who select Psychology as their major. The department encourages an inclusive, diverse, welcoming, and collegial environment.

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university located in Tuscaloosa, which was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. It is home of the Crimson Tide football team as well as the historic Bama Theatre, the Paul R. Jones Art Gallery, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, the Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market, and nearby Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Archeological Park. The University ranks among the top 35 public universities in the country and ranks first among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about our department, please visit us at, or contact Kristina McDonald (

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