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Job ID: 181807

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Mar. 18, 2022
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Family and Community Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member for the position of Clinical Health Psychologist. Our department is committed to continuous improvement in patient care, education, research, and service. Ways the position contributes to our mission include:


  • Provide consultation, education, assessment, and brief interventions for a wide variety of psychological and behavioral health concerns in the context of our teaching-based Family Medicine clinic

  • Develop and evaluate clinical programs to address targeted, high-risk populations with chronic medical conditions

  • Assist with the ongoing development and evaluation of the behavioral science curriculum of our educational programs

  • Supervise, teach, and evaluate learners with regard to such topics and skills as communication, motivational interviewing and other methods of behavior change, resilience, and dynamics of high-functioning teams

  • Seek grant funding to develop behavioral-health-related department initiatives

  • Work with UAB faculty inside and outside of the department to pursue scholarly activity in areas such as population health, lifestyle medicine, and leadership in medicine


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology required. Consideration will be given to a current Alabama licensed or license-eligible Psychologist by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology. If eligible to sit for licensing exam, individual must be licensed within one (1) year of hire date. Position is a full-time, twelve-month faculty position. Position is open rank and open tenure. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired.


In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion.


Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is consistently recognized among the top 100 universities in the world for life sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and among the top 10 universities nationally for diversity (The Princeton Review). UAB was also ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the #1 Young University (< 50 years old) in the United States in both 2018 and 2019 and in the top 12 worldwide. UAB exceeded $600 million in grant funding in FY2020 and ranked 20th nationally in NIH research funding (~$358 million). UAB is also a leading training ground for young scientists with over 40 institutional training grants to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees. 


Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live and raise a family.


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