Employment

DEPARTMENT CHAIR AT THE RANK OF PROFESSOR

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the
position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor to begin August 15, 2018. The ideal candidate
will be a distinguished senior scholar in any area of psychology who is committed to excellence in
teaching and research. The ideal candidate will also have exceptional verbal, organizational, and
interpersonal skills as well as an established record of administrative effectiveness. Likewise, the
ideal candidate will possess the desire to establish a national reputation for the Department. The
successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology and should currently hold the rank of Professor
at a regionally accredited four-year institution.


The Department offers a B.A. degree in Psychology, a M.S. degree in Behavior and Brain Sciences, and
an APA-Accredited Ph.D. degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, which is administered jointly
by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education. The Department consists of 14 full-time faculty
members that represent a variety of disciplines, including clinical, social, developmental, cognitive,
biological, psychophysiology, and neuropsychology. Preference will be given to candidates who have
experience working with a diverse set of faculty interests and ambitions. The ideal candidate will
have administrative experience in departments with Doctoral-level programs.


The University of South Alabama is one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing
quality academic programs, innovative classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and
student life. The University of South Alabama has an enrollment of over 15,000 students, a growing
number of graduate degree programs, and is home to the University of South Alabama Medical
Center and College of Medicine. Mobile, Alabama, is situated at the head of the Mobile Bay in the
north-central Gulf Coast. Mobile has a rich array of cultural and historical activities including
museums, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, a lively arts-and-music scene, and an annual Mardi Gras
celebration. Mobile is also close to New Orleans and a number of picturesque beaches.
The Psychology Department is committed to diversity and encourages applications from members of
traditionally underrepresented groups.


Review of Applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
Address inquiries to Dr. David Messenger, Chair of the Department of History and Chair of the Search
Committee, at davidamessenger@southalabama.edu ; Applications must be filed electronically and
should include a letter of application, a statement of teaching and research interests ,a statement of
leadership and administrative skills, Curriculum Vitae, names of five individuals willing to serve as a
reference (references will only be contacted if applicant is identified on the short list of candidates),
relevant transcripts, and a sample of scholarly work. Applications can be submitted here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/usouthal/jobs/1853527


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.

 

ENDOWED CHAIR IN COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA

 

The Psychology Department at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the Joan M. Sinnott Chair of Psychology. This unique, full-time (9 month), open-rank tenure-track position, funded by a private endowment and including funds for a graduate student, begins August 15, 2018. This position requires a Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with an established program of research in comparative psychology of speech, language, and communication. Researchers working on appropriate animal model systems, such as bird song, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active research program, mentoring graduate students through the Behavior and Brain Sciences (BBS) M.S. degree program, and providing service to the department, College, and University. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the BBS graduate program faculty, which currently consists of seven members, representing behavior-genetics, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, social-personality psychology, and teaching psychology. The BBS program is collegial and strives to foster a spirit of creativity and collaboration among its faculty and students. A primary goal of this search is to find someone who will contribute to this positive collegial environment.

 

The University of South Alabama (USA) is located in Mobile, Alabama, along the Gulf Coast and in a region that is sure to please admirers of Nature. Renowned naturalist and Mobile native E.O. Wilson has described Mobile as an “American Amazon” because of its rich biodiversity. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, and the campus is about an hour away from beaches and about two hours away from New Orleans. USA enrolls over 15,500 students in more than 100 academic programs and includes an on-campus medical school. The Psychology Department is comprised of 15 full-time faculty and two graduate programs: the BBS program and an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Significant opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in both programs.

 

Interested applicants should email a (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) description of research and teaching interests/experience to Josh Foster, BBS Search Committee Chair, at foster@southalabama.edu (please put all documents in PDF format). Following a review of these materials, select candidates will be asked to have three letters of recommendation sent to Josh Foster and to arrange to have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed by the granting institutions to Josh Foster.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and 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.