Assistant Professor in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Tenure Track
Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical or Counseling Psychology to begin fall 2016. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and to the development of a research program involving undergraduates. Candidates should be able to teach a broad array of undergraduate courses commensurate with a liberal arts curriculum, including Psychological Disorders and other courses within their area of expertise. The teaching load is three courses per term (lecture and/or lab) during the academic year, plus a January course. Course responsibilities often include multiple sections of the same course, and current average class sizes in the Psychology department are 25 students or fewer. The January Exploration Term is designed to enhance BSC's liberal arts education through specialized seminars, internships, service-learning, research, and study travel. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available to support a variety of faculty/student collaborations. Additional responsibilities include student advising and active service to the department and 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 highly supportive, collegial 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. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. 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 institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, the largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film festivals. Birmingham tops Zagat's list of "America's Next Hot Food Cities" and is listed as one of "America's Most Affordable Cities in 2015" by Forbes. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities within the city limits, and Birmingham is also within an easy day's drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Review of credentials will begin on January 19, 2016, 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. 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 recommendation are required and should be sent by their authors to the e-mail address below. 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.