Department of Psychology

Health Disparities Position at Auburn University

Thank you for your interest in our new faculty position in Health Disparities. This position is a part of a University-wide cluster hire, which includes positions in six departments.

Numerous Psychology faculty have interests in health disparities, or are interested in including such an interest into their research program.

 

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN HEALTH DISPARITIES
Department of Psychology
Auburn University

The Department of Psychology at Auburn University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position that is part of an exciting campus-wide initiative in the study of health disparities. Rank is at the Associate Professor level although exceptional Assistant Professor candidates are also urged to apply. Under this campus-wide Health Disparities Initiative, six new faculty are being recruited in Psychology (this position), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Nursing, and Kinesiology.

The new colleague recruited under this search will have exceptional support for establishing an independent research program in Psychology that will contribute to the University’s considerable existing expertise in Health Disparities and will help form the core of this innovative interdisciplinary initiative. The specific interest area is open, but applicants should have a demonstrated record that includes publications and funding, or outstanding potential for funding, for disparities research in their specific research area. The successful applicant’s interests will complement areas represented in the Department of Psychology, which contains programs in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. For additional information and a listing of current research relevant to health disparities within the Department of Psychology, please see http://www.cla.auburn.edu/psychology/health-disparity/

This is a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in forging interdisciplinary alliances designed to characterize and ameliorate disparities experienced by underserved populations. Additionally, Alabama affords many opportunities for diverse approaches to health disparities research. The state offers a microcosm of human health disparities in such areas as education, income, ethnicity, or rural residence The University has excellent facilities for animal or human experimental research for those interested in laboratory models.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Psychology or an area related to health disparities. Participation in the Health Disparities Cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews.

Auburn, Alabama is a university community in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 with an enviable climate, excellent schools, accessible cost of living, and an easy drive to Atlanta and Columbus, GA; Birmingham and Montgomery, AL; beaches and mountains.

The start date for this position is expected to be August 16, 2017. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Chris Newland (Chris.Newland@auburn.edu). To apply for this position please go to: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1727. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter that includes a description of experience in health disparities and a link to up to four relevant publications, CV, statement of research interests, transcripts, and the names of three professional references.

Auburn University is an EEO/VET/Disability Employer

Last Updated: July 27, 2016