The University of Alabama
  • Tuscaloosa, AL

The Psychology Department at the University of Alabama announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant, 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 open rank 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. 

About The University of Alabama: The University of Alabama (UA) is the flagship campus of a three-campus system and an R1 (Very High Research Activity, Carnegie Classification) institution located on a beautiful 1,200-acre campus. The UA campus is in the city of Tuscaloosa along the Black Warrior River. The estimated population of Tuscaloosa County in 2023 is over 200,000 diverse individuals. The mission of the university is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state of Alabama and beyond through teaching, research, and service. The university is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus community in which every member can thrive. As one of Alabama’s most progressive cities, Tuscaloosa boasts hundreds of restaurants, a vibrant art and cultural scene, museums and historical sites, plentiful parks, and lakes, and has recently been named the "Most Livable City in America", one of America's "100 Best Communities for Young People", and one of the "50 Best College Towns." Tuscaloosa is convenient to various popular destinations, including Birmingham, Montgomery, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Atlanta, Pensacola, and spectacular Gulf coast beaches.

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. 

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. 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: [email protected]). For questions regarding the application process or to learn more about the position, contact Dr. Allen.

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: