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Brain & Behavior in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Company: The University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

Posting Details Requisition Number: 0812318 Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Associate Professor/Professor - Geropsychology / Cognitive Neuroscience Other Title Information: Brain & Behavior in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias Organization: 204711 - PSYCHOLOGY Position Summary: The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for an Associate or Full Professor of Psychology with expertise in brain and behavior in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia's ( ADRD ). Candidates will have the opportunity to apply to be Alabama Life Research Institute Fellows. This is classified as a 9-month regular faculty position with tenure. Responsibilities include maintaining an independent research program supported at least in part by external federal funding;, interdisciplinary research collaboration and mentoring, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and providing service to the University community and professional organizations. Ad Text: This position is for a doctoral-level psychologist with expertise and external funding focusing on either (a) clinical assessment and management of cognitive decline in older adults, or (b) application of human neuropsychological concepts and methods to the study of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The individual may be trained as a clinical psychologist with emphasis on neuropsychology or geropsychology in particular, or as a cognitive psychologist with emphasis on late-life cognitive function. The successful candidate might be someone who studies, for example, cognitive and behavioral indicators that predict incipient cognitive impairment; trajectories of cognitive decline; emotional function across the spectrum of late-life cognitive function, or how specific cognitive deficits map onto everyday functional abilities such as decision-making and financial self-management. The person hired may possess a range of methodological skills, including cognitive and behavioral testing, biomarker assessment, complex cohort studies, or genomics. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology; those with degrees in clinical psychology must be eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Alabama. The start date is August 16, 2020.The Psychology Department has 37 faculty (30 tenure-track) and 98 PhD students enrolled in its 7 concentrations, including 4 clinical (child, geropsychology, health, psychology and law) and 3 experimental specializations (cognitive, developmental science, social). Roughly, these seven concentrations define the department's areas of research expertise. Psychology faculty are highly research productive, currently placing third among academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences in bringing in external funds. Grants in force in the Psychology Department for the 2018-19 reporting period brought in $1,427,223; grant submissions during the same period totaled over $18 million. Psychology faculty collaborate with faculty in several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as with faculty in seven other colleges.The Alabama Life Research Institute ( ALRI ) serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary research. ALRI research efforts span the study of genetic anomalies to governmental policy, drug discovery to prosthetic design, and education to behavior change. We seek to improve life, whether through the reduction of morbidity and mortality, the elimination of health inequity, or other quality-of-life improvements. In these efforts, the ALRI collaborates across the University, as well as with peer institutions, health care corporations, governmental agencies, community-based organizations and other concerned individuals.The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, home of the championship Crimson Tide football team as well as the historic Bama Theatre, the Paul R. Jones Museum, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, the Tuscaloosa Farmer's Market, and nearby Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Archeological Park. Birmingham, the largest city in the state with a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, is a 45-minute drive from the UA campus.As part of the application, candidates should submit a letter outlining their research and teaching experience, including details of current and past grant funding. Applications should also include a current curriculum vitae and names of three references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted online at https://careers.ua.edu/jobs. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rebecca Allen Chair, Psychology ADRD Search Committee, Alabama Research Institute on Aging, The University of Alabama, Box 870315, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0315, or by email to (see application details) . For more information about ARIA and Psychology at UA, please visit us on the web at https://aria.ua.edu and https://psychology.ua.edu .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. Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf " EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf"EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf Search Initiation Date: 11/21/2019 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants: As part of the application, candidates should submit a letter outlining their research and teaching experience, including details of current and past grant funding. Applications should also include a current curriculum vitae and names of three references. College/School/Division: Arts and Sciences Post To Ihe Yes

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