September 24, 2015

Assistant Professor-Clincial Geropsychology

The Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama has an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Clinical Geropsychology starting August 16, 2016; pending funding approval. The Clinical Geropsychology concentration has three faculty lines and four affiliated psychologists with current research interests in psychological treatments for older adults; health disparities; interventions to reduce the stress of individuals, family, and professional caregivers within the context of advanced chronic or terminal illness and in rural or urban settings; chronic pain; nursing home organizational change and quality of care; the cultural dynamics of healthcare decision making; and clinical training. The Alabama Research Institute on Aging provides opportunities for university-wide collaboration. More information about the department can be found at

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

Candidates should be graduates of an APA or CPA-accredited clinical psychology program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, should be eligible for Alabama licensure, and should be able to provide clinical supervision. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in psychology and demonstrate potential to attract external funding.

We are particularly interested in clinical scientists specializing in areas of study that complement the Clinical Geropsychology concentration.

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 letter of application outlining qualifications, research interests, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and potential fit with the department. Additionally, applications should include a current vita, selected reprints, and 3-4 letters of recommendation. Application review will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

All materials should be submitted online, except letters of recommendation.  These should be mailed to Forrest Scogin, Chair, Clinical Geropsychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. For additional information, please contact Forrest Scogin (205-348-1924);

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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