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Geropsychology/Health Psychology

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Requisition Number: 0810112
Number of Open Positions: 1
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Other Title Information: Geropsychology/Health Psychology
Position Type: Faculty
Organization: 204711 - PSYCHOLOGY
Position Summary:

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding and publications, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations.

Ad Text:

The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama anticipates one opening, pending final approval, for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in either Clinical Geropsychology or Clinical Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, starting August 16, 2017. This position will play an important role in our Ph.D. training program, which serves approximately 100 students in seven concentrations. The Clinical Geropsychology concentration has two faculty and four affiliated psychologists with research interests in psychological treatments for older adults; health disparities; interventions to reduce stress in older adults and caregivers; chronic pain; nursing home organizational change and quality of care; cultural dynamics of healthcare decision making; and clinical training. The Alabama Research Institute on Aging provides opportunities for university-wide collaboration. The Clinical Health Psychology concentration has two core faculty with research interests in behavioral sleep medicine and in factitious and somatic symptom disorders. The concentration particularly welcomes applicants with expertise in internet-based approaches to health assessments and interventions, health disparities, and integration of behavioral health into primary care. Collaborations with UA Medical School researchers, both in Tuscaloosa and nearby Birmingham, are common and well supported. More information about the department can be found at Responsibilities for both positions include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research mentoring, development of an independent research program leading to external funding, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations. Candidates should be graduates of an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology Ph.D. program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, should be eligible for Alabama licensure, and should be able to provide clinical supervision. Candidates should demonstrate potential to attract external funding. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the flagship campus of a three-campus system. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of 100,000 that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a current CV; selected reprints; and letter of application outlining qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and potential fit with the department. Also please arrange for 3-4 letters of recommendation to be mailed (or emailed) to Jim Hamilton, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Application review will begin on August 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Jim Hamilton (205-348-0189);

Additional Position Information:
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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.

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Search Initiation Date: 06/22/2016
Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Administrative/Leadership Philosophy
  2. Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities Statement
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document 1
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