Department of Psychology

The University of South Alabama Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track position in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning on August 15, 2020. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree, have completed an internship from an APA-accredited program, and be licensed or license eligible in the State of Alabama within the first year. ABD candidates will be considered for the rank of assistant professor, but an earned doctoral degree is expected by the August 15, 2020, start date. We have a unique APA-accredited doctoral program that combines clinical and counseling psychology using a combined-integrated model (for more details, see CCP program website at https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/graduateschool/ccp/). Like other accredited programs, we place strong emphasis on science-practice integration and promoting culturally competent clinical practice. Other core values in our CCP program include trauma and resilience, community engagement, and behavioral health. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in this latter area of behavioral health who may expand (e.g., substance abuse) or complement (e.g., pediatric psychology, obesity prevention, integrated behavioral health) existing lines of research in the CCP faculty and strengthen partnerships with the USA College of Medicine and community organizations. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to pursue external funding, maintain an active research program, and mentor students in our Ph.D. and undergraduate programs.

The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf of Mexico, and has one of the two medical schools in the state. Roughly 500,000 persons reside within a 25-mile radius of downtown Mobile. We are ethnically diverse, attracting students from all over the world. The region features a moderate maritime climate, a modest cost of living, and ample recreational opportunities.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a description of research and teaching interests to Phillip N. Smith, Ph.D. (pnsmith@southalabama.edu). Materials should be sent in a .pdf file format. Please put “CCP Faculty Search” in the subject line of your email. In your cover letter provide contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited for those candidates who are selected for a campus interview, following initial review of applications. Applicants invited for a campus interview must arrange to have all official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Phillip N. Smith at the following address:

Department of Psychology
UCOM 1000
75 South University Blvd.
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.