Applications for department chair
The Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama invites applications
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 email@example.com ; 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:
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.