The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the opening of our search for Department Chair.

The Psychology Department at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Chair (appointment at Associate or Full Professor rank) to begin August 15, 2015.  The PhD in any area of psychology from an accredited university is required. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar in any area of psychology who is committed to excellence in teaching and research; has exceptional verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; has a demonstrated record of administrative effectiveness; and possesses the vision and desire to lead this outstanding department.

The Department offers a BA degree in Psychology, a M.S. degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. degree in combined Clinical and Counseling Psychology, which is administered jointly by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education. The ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines, colleges, and administrative structures is essential. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience in departments with doctoral-level programs. Exceptional candidates with less administrative experience, but a strong desire to transition to administration, are also encouraged to apply. The Department consists of 16 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 University of South Alabama (USA), located in Mobile, Alabama and centered midway between New Orleans and Tallahassee, was established in 1963. USA has an enrollment of over 15,000 students and seeks to establish itself as the premier academic institution in the northern Gulf Coast region of the United States.

Applicants should submit 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 provide letters of reference, official transcripts, and a sample of scholarly work. Official transcripts and three original letters of recommendation will be required prior to appointment.

Address materials, nominations, and inquiries to Dr. Roma Hanks, Chair, Psychology Chair Search Committee, Department of Psychology, UCOM 1201, 75 S University Blvd., University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36608. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Information: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/psychology/employment.html

The Psychology Department is committed to diversity and encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.