[visionlist] UAB Psychology department search

Visscher, Kristina M (Campus) kmv at uab.edu
Tue Dec 19 19:57:58 -04 2023

Dear visionlist,

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is recruiting in the Psychology department (https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/20213<https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/20213?fbclid=IwAR0pcYZTMB03MgPJBUc_eHWssD3R--2lwDn2cPcCAapMMg_IpopyaVcIG0c>).  It’s been a big year for faculty openings here. I posted about a different set of openings earlier in the year; this isn’t a repeat!  We also are still recruiting an open call for neuroscience in the school of medicine ( https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/18636 ).

Vision science is a great fit for UAB, which has an excellent vision science community already, and close ties to vision clinics (Callahan Eye Hospital, UAB Optometry, UAB Ophthalmology and others) with access to many patient populations.   I have pasted the whole psychology job description below.

Please help spread the word, share with your colleagues!!!

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB): The UAB Department of Psychology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start in August 2024. The review of candidates will begin immediately, and completed applications submitted by January 31, 2024 will be given full consideration.

The first position is open to all areas of Psychology. The Department values cross-cutting approaches that build on the strengths of our existing program areas and add to interdisciplinary initiatives at UAB. The Department has graduate programs in Medical/Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), Behavioral Neuroscience, and Developmental Psychology.

The second position broadly emphasizes health disparities in diverse populations. The position will build departmental strengths in examining the interplay of biological and social determinants of health and health disparities in diverse populations. Priority health areas in the Department include but are not exclusive to psychopathology, aging, intervention, addiction, and behavioral medicine.

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences has excellent research facilities, a long history of extramural research funding, and competitive startup packages. The Department supports a large undergraduate major in Psychology and co-administers an interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Psychology is a highly collaborative department, having strong ties with UAB’s Heersink School of Medicine, as well as with the Schools of Public Health, Health Professions, Dentistry, among others. Research and training resources are available from a large number of interdisciplinary Cores and Institutes including the Social Science and Justice Research Initiative, Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Advanced Imaging Facility, Civitan International Research Center, Integrative Center for Aging Research, Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center, Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Vision Science Research Center, and the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center, among many others.

UAB is a Carnegie Tier I Research University that employs over 2,600 full-time faculty members and serves a diverse student body of more than 21,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. UAB ranks 11th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among U.S. public universities, was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (2021).

Birmingham is the central hub of a metropolitan area of 1.1 million people that offers a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a strong sense of its historical significance in the civil rights movement<https://www.bcri.org/>, award-winning restaurants<https://www.al.com/life/2022/07/james-beard-awards-7-birmingham-restaurants-and-chefs-honored-by-oscars-of-the-food-world.html>, a thriving arts and music scene, and a wide variety of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities<https://www.alapark.com/parks>.

Applications should include:

1) Cover letter

2) CV

3) Research Statement

4) Teaching Statement

5) Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement

6) Three Reprints or Preprints representative of research interests and expertise

7) Three confidential letters of reference.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to student 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 about these positions should be directed to the search Chair Dr. Jarred Younger (younger at uab.edu<mailto:younger at uab.edu>) with the subject line [UAB Psychology Search].

Kristina Visscher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UAB Department of Neurobiology<https://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/>
Co-Director, Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory<https://www.uab.edu/medicine/cinl/>
Associate Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at UAB<https://www.uab.edu/medicine/mbi/>
kmv at uab.edu<mailto:kmv at uab.edu> | https://sites.uab.edu/kmv/

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