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Department Chair & Associate Professor in Human Factors

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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ABOUT THE POSITION: The Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a Department Chair and Associate Professor in the area of Human Factors, with an appointment beginning Fall 2024. Department Chairs receive their base salary plus an administrative stipend.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will involve serving as Chair of the Department of Psychology, with a focus on enhancing recruitment and retention, growth of our new Ph.D. program, and strategic planning for further development of our department. This role also will include responsibility for strategic leadership in developing and implementing a shared departmental vision; modeling, supporting, and rewarding faculty excellence in teaching and research; developing partnerships and networks across the university, with alumni, and the broader community; communicating with and providing support to Psychology majors; evaluating departmental faculty, including reviews for tenure and promotion; assessing and revising the curriculum; coordinating department course scheduling; managing and administering fiscal resources; and representing the department in college and university-level planning and strategy development. Additionally, as an Associate Professor, the candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate/graduate level courses in Cognitive Psychology and Human Factors while contributing to the Human Factors concentration in the new Applied Experimental Psychology doctoral program. The regular teaching load is 6 credit hours per semester. Additionally, faculty are expected to conduct and publish high-quality scholarly research in a collegial environment where both intra- and inter-disciplinary collaborations are valued.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Applied Experimental Psychology, or related field is required. Additionally, candidates should be either at the Associate Professor level already or be able to obtain tenure at UAH prior to starting. Candidates should have demonstrated a strong record of publications and excellence in teaching.


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychology offers a minor, a major with two different concentrations (B.A. in Psychological Services and a B.S. in Psychological Sciences), an M.S. in Experimental Psychology with the option to specialize in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a newly launched Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology (concentrations in Human Factors and Psychology & Law). Faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department is comprised of 8 full-time faculty, 7 of which are tenured or tenure-track.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville employs approximately eighty-seven full-time faculty members. Our nine departments offer an array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including thirteen bachelor’s degree programs, five M.A. programs, one Ph.D. program, and eight certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several interdisciplinary minors, such as Global Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Justice and Equity Studies, and Game Design and Development. Our class sizes are relatively small, and our faculty are committed to students’ success. Applicants may find more information about the College, the University, and Huntsville at

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of America’s premier doctoral-granting, comprehensive universities for addressing some of the world’s greatest technological challenges. UAH, a part of The University of Alabama System, offers an environment where students are able to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge. With six academic colleges, a Graduate School, an Honors College, more than 100 areas of study, and 17 high-tech research centers, UAH is a Carnegie R1 top-tier research university. UAH is where technology and human understanding converge and prepare students to transform their future. Learn more at 

ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: Defense, space, telecommunications, biotechnology, diversified manufacturing and a variety of emerging specialties provide challenging work in Huntsville, also known as the Rocket City. The area enjoys a favorable cost of living and quality of life in the Southeast. More than 1.2 million people reside in the Huntsville metro area, and it is now the largest city in Alabama. From outdoor recreational activities to an enhanced arts and entertainment community, Huntsville contributes to a wonderful way to live, work, and play. Learn more at

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials via email to the department’s staff assistant, Ms. Beth Hodges, at

(1) cover letter addressing position qualifications (no longer than two pages)

(2) curriculum vitae

(3) brief statement of research interests (one page)

(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (no more than three pages)

(5) a DEI statement (The University of Alabama in Huntsville desires to recruit and retain high-quality faculty who share the University’s values. Applicants for faculty positions are required to provide a statement, a maximum of 1 page, on how their teaching, research and service contribute to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment.)

(6) copy of unofficial graduate transcripts

(7) name and contact information for three academic references who could submit letters

Please refer to log number 24-25-392.

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