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Chair, Department of Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Chair, Department of Psychology
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Psychology - General

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to Chair the Department of Psychology. The Department includes 26 full-time faculty, 85 graduate students in its three doctoral programs (Behavioral Neuroscience, Lifespan Developmental, and Medical/Clinical), and 1200 undergraduate majors. The Department has excellent research facilities and a long history of success in obtaining extramural research funding, which annually exceeds $10M. UAB has a strong culture of collaboration across departments and disciplines in which the Department of Psychology actively participates through jointly-sponsored academic programs and multidisciplinary research centers. The Department enjoys the benefits of UAB’s standing as an international center for biomedical health research and education. See the department website for more information:

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with administrative experience, a history of external research funding, and vision to lead a department that emphasizes excellence in research, graduate and undergraduate education, and community outreach. A doctoral degree in psychology or a closely-related field is required and professional accomplishments consistent with appointment at the full professor level is expected.

With over 22,000 students and 2,900 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities in the United States for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Times Higher Education has ranked UAB No. 1 young U.S. University for two years in a row, top 10 worldwide. UAB and the Department of Psychology share a strong commitment to diversity at all levels and the University ranks in the top ten nationally for international student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community, excellent restaurants, and a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Please apply online through the following link: . Along with your application you will need to submit your CV, a vision and leadership statement, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Psychology Search Chair, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • 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.

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Contact Information

  • Yogesh Vohra, PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    1401 University Blvd.
    Hhb 560
    Birmingham, AL 35294
  • 205-934-5643


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