TWO Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions at The University of Alabama

September 16, 2021

TWO Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in Autism and Developmental Disorders

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Center for Innovative Research in Autism (CIRA). This position will be academically housed within the Department of Psychology.

We seek research-focused basic or applied scientists with expertise in autism spectrum disorder or related conditions. The ideal candidate will have an active program of research related to examining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying developmental disorders, especially autism spectrum disorder and the promise of securing external funding. The focus of the first open position is on neuroscience of autism and developmental disorders, although the specialization within neuroscience is open. The second position has a broader focus in autism with specific areas of specialization on topics such as cognitive declines and systematic changes due to aging, epidemiology, transition to adulthood etc. We want applicants who are enthusiastic about collaborating with researchers from other disciplines and working in multi-disciplinary teams. A doctoral degree in Psychology or Neuroscience or other relevant field is required. The Department of Psychology and UA value diversity, equity and inclusion highly and encourage applicants who embrace diversity and can contribute to an open and inclusive academic culture.

Under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI), the CIRA is a state-of-the-art research, training, and education facility that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines who share an interest in autism spectrum disorder. The primary mission of the Center is to facilitate interdisciplinary, innovative research on autism spectrum disorder at UA, secure extramural funding for research and training of faculty and students, serve as a collaborative foundation for autism researchers and other personnel across the university, and to disseminate research findings to improve outcomes for children and adults with autism and their caregivers. In addition to the autism initiatives at UA, we have had significant developments in neuroscience research, including the establishment of an MRI Center that is scheduled to be fully operational from Summer 2022.

As an Assistant Professor in the CIRA, the successful candidate will have an active research lab that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will have prior experience with grantsmanship and have high potential of securing extramural research funding. They will be expected to serve as primary advisor to students in their home department’s graduate program as well. Faculty in the CIRA have a reduced teaching load because of the research focus. However, as an Assistant Professor, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, home of the CrimsonTide football team as well as the historic Bama Theatre, the Paul R. Jones Museum, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, the Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market, and nearby Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Archeological Park. The city of Tuscaloosa is very family-friendly and popular with outdoors enthusiasts as it boasts an active concert venue, a popular farmer’s market, the Black Warrior RiverWalk, and many family-focused events throughout the year. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin from October 15, and will continue until the positions are filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to the search committee Chair, Dr. Rajesh Kana, Professor and Director of the Center for Innovative Research in Autism, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Email: rkkana@ua.edu.

For more information, please visit:

Center for Innovative Research in Autism: https://cira.ua.edu

Center for Youth Development and Intervention: https://cydi.ua.edu

College of Arts and Sciences: https://as.ua.edu/

Alabama Life Research Institute: http://ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-life-research-institute/

Department of Psychology: https://psychology.ua.edu/

Department of Communicative Disorders: https://cd.ua.edu

Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Search Initiation Date: 09/15/2021 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants: Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to the search committee Chair, Dr. Rajesh Kana, Professor and Dirhttps://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49313ector of the Center for Innovative Research in Autism, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Email: rkkana@ua.edu

Link to the job ad:

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49313

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