Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Clinical or Counseling Psychology to begin in August, 2016. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment and with the ability and desire to maintain a productive research program that can involve our highly motivated undergraduates. Candidates should be able to teach a broad array of undergraduate courses commensurate with a liberal arts curriculum, including some of the following: introduction to psychology, psychological disorders, forensic psychology, health psychology, personality, tests and measurements, and other courses within their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per academic year and one course during a January term. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available to support a variety of faculty/student collaborations. Additional responsibilities include student advising and service to the College.
Birmingham-Southern College and the Psychology department are committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and to enriching the diversity of its faculty. We enthusiastically invite applications from members of underrepresented groups in academia.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant department with five full-time psychologists in support of one of the largest majors at the College. Birmingham-Southern College is a selective four-year liberal arts college consistently recognized for its academic quality. The College currently enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduate students, is included in Pope's 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.
Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; the largest art museum in the Southeast; and annual art, music, and film festivals—as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities.
Review of credentials will begin on November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program; ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Applicants should send a single PDF including letter of application addressing the candidate's experience and interest in teaching and conducting research in a demanding liberal arts environment, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research interest statement addressing plans for on-going and future research, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Three letters of reference, including the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the referees, should be sent separately. Materials should be sent to Shane Pitts, Ph.D., Psychology Search Committee Chair, at ude.csb|hcraesYP#ude.csb|hcraesYP. Questions about this position may be sent to Shane Pitts at ude.csb|sttips#ude.csb|sttips.
Birmingham-Southern College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC offers employment benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. It also complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.