Assistant Professor - Psychology

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Position


Position Description: The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track, 9-month full-time faculty position to begin on August 16, 2021. The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester (8 per academic year). Teaching assignments will include general courses such as Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods, and may include both traditional and online formats, with additional courses based upon the candidate's area of specialization. 


Position Requirements: The person selected for this position must have a doctoral degree in Psychology and demonstrate successful teaching experience at the college/university level (minimum 3 years teaching experience). Preferred candidates will be able to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level (either in the classroom, online, or both). 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: The department has 27 faculty with one of the largest undergraduate programs on campus supporting more than 1,300 undergraduate students, with more than 150 students enrolled in the online program and more than 300 students in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, an interdisciplinary program. The department offers a Departmental Honors Program and more than 39% of our undergraduate students participate in mentored research.


University of Alabama at Birmingham: UAB is a young, dynamic four-year 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. In the fall of 2019, UAB had 22,080 total students including 13,836 undergraduate students, 5,504 master’s students and 2,740 doctoral students from more than 110 countries. UAB is located in Birmingham, Alabama, which has been listed by Partners for Livable Communities as one of America's best places to live, work, and play.


Response Information: Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system:   


Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and course grade distributions
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement


UAB’s Department of Psychology is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, candidates are asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement whereby applicants share how through their teaching they have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and/or beyond.


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


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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.