Nov 20, 2023

Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track)

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, USA
Full time Psychology

Job Description

Position Description: The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure-track, 9-month full-time faculty position to begin in August 2024. The typical teaching load for this position is four courses per semester (8 per academic year). Teaching assignments will include general courses such as introductory psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and research methodology courses that both the undergraduate and graduate level, and may include both traditional and online formats, with additional courses based upon the candidate's area of specialization.  Courses may be repeated across multiple semesters, or multiple sections of the same course might be taught in a single semester. Course size will vary by topic, typically 100-200 level courses are large lecture courses, while upper level undergraduate and graduate courses range in size from 25-50 students  

Position Requirements: The person selected for this position must have completed a doctoral degree in Psychology by August 2024 and demonstrate successful teaching experience in variety of courses at the undergraduate level (either in the classroom, online, or both) at the college/university level. A minimum 3 of years teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as a track record of innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department Overview: Psychology is one of the largest undergraduate programs in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and is the top 80-ranked undergraduate psychology program in the country as ranked by US News & World report.  Our growing department supports 1,375 undergraduate students, with more than 170 students enrolled in the online program and 395 students in the interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. The department offers a Departmental Honors Program and more than 38% of our undergraduate students participate in mentored research. The department supports three doctoral programs – Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Medical/Clinical Psychology. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Psychology collaborates closely with multiple units in the UAB School of Medicine, as well as other departments across campus.

University of Alabama at Birmingham: UAB is a dynamic urban research university offering more than 140 programs leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health. With over 21,500 students and 3,176 full-time faculty members, UAB is the major research and teaching university in Alabama and ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding UAB is ranked as a 2023 “Best College” by US News & World Report.  UAB was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer (Forbes, 2021) and as a Best Employer for Diversity, Women, and New Grads (Forbes, 2023).

UAB is located in Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham is the third largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. which has been listed by Partners for Livable Communities and by US News & World Report as one of America's best places to live. Birmingham is also ranked as the 3rd of 10 awesome cities with little to no traffic (Livability, 2023).

Response Information: Upload your cover letter, CV, teaching statement (up 2 pages long) that includes a summary of your teaching philosophy, discusses how you would meet the needs of UAB’s diverse student body, and addresses student teaching evaluations, copies of your student teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references to The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community. Questions should be directed to Dr. Christianne Strang, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.


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