Associate Professor/Full Professor of Psychology – Renewable Contract - 520914
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520914
Department/Organization 204711 - Psychology
Rank Associate/Full Professor
Position Summary The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for a Director of the UA Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic, housed in the Department of Psychology. We seek a licensed clinical psychologist for this position. The position is classified as a Non-Tenure Track Renewable Contract (NTRC) faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Detailed Position Information The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for a Director of the UA Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic, housed in the Department of Psychology. We seek a licensed clinical psychologist for this position. The position is classified as a Non-Tenure Track Renewable Contract (NTRC) faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
The University of Alabama seeks qualified applicants to serve as director of its longstanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic within the Department of Psychology. The person in this position will participate in and oversee a growing team of interdisciplinary professionals in the provision of a wide array of activities including research, graduate student teaching and training, and clinical services. The ASD Clinic Director will both oversee and work within an interdisciplinary team to provide autism-specific diagnostic, intervention, and consultation services to individuals and families, ranging in age from infants through adults. The Clinic Director will also have the opportunity maintain a research program and collaborate with other researchers on campus and will be expected to contribute to graduate student training. Specifically, the ASD Clinic Director will provide teaching and supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students working in the ASD Clinic and in the affiliated UA Autism College Transition and Support (UA-ACTS) Program. In addition, the ASD Clinic Director will be responsible for the efficient operation of the clinic, including supervising staff, managing the budget, and overseeing billing and HIPAA compliance.
The start date is flexible and does not need to adhere to the academic calendar. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, or a related field, and must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Alabama. Experience in cognitive and developmental assessment and cognitive behavioral interventions is required. Experience in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is also required. Beyond supervision, there will also be opportunities to teach classes in the psychology department. The incoming director will have the opportunity to help shepherd the transformation and expansion of this Clinic into more research and graduate training opportunities.
The UA ASD Clinic is situated in a newly expanded and renovated location on a large university campus. It collaborates with the UA-ACTS program, which provides support for UA college students who have autism. It benefits from renowned ASD researchers in several disciplines across campus, including collaborations with the Center for Innovative Research in Autism, the Center for Youth Development and Intervention, and the Alabama Life Research Institute.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, or a related field, and must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Alabama. Experience in cognitive and developmental assessment and cognitive behavioral interventions is required. Experience in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) is also required.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application As part of their application, candidates should submit a letter outlining their experience working within an interdisciplinary team, experience working as a psychologist with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders/ASD, and any other relevant experience. Applications should also include a current resume and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from applicants who reach advanced stages of the review process. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online via https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/search/AS. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Dr. Theodore Tomeny, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Autism services and research at UA, please visit us on the web at http://autism-clinic.ua.edu.
About the Division/College/School The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers an exciting and dynamic environment for faculty seeking to make an impact in their field and in the lives of the innovators and changemakers of tomorrow.
As the largest college at The University, we house over 8000 students and 1000 faculty and staff across our 25 departments.
With nationally recognized programs and award-winning faculty, our College has positioned itself as a leader in higher education. Our facilities and resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and performance venues, providing students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for research and creative expression.
The College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy that fosters creative and critical thinking and a lifetime of learning.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
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It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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