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Health Behavior Faculty
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Date Posted Mar. 7, 2022
Title Health Behavior Faculty
University University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Health Behavior
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

Health Behavior Faculty

The Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is inviting applications for an open-rank position for those with expertise in developing and testing interventions for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Those with experience and interest in psychedelic-assisted intervention paradigms are especially encouraged to apply, as this is an area of significant growth in the department under the leadership of Dr. Peter Hendricks.

This is a full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, tenured or tenure earning. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Work, Nursing, Public Health or allied fields and a strong record of scholarly work on innovative treatments for mental health conditions/substance use disorders.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent and externally funded research program with a primary focus on mental health/substance disorder treatment. While the primary role of this position will be research, the successful candidate will also be expected to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, teach courses, and participate in service activities in the School, University, and broader community.

Diversity is one the school’s values and strengths, with 45% of students from underrepresented populations and 16% first-generation college students. The School of Public Health received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

The UAB School of Public Health, accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health, has more than $39 million in active grant research. The school’s mission is to foster positive and lasting change in the public’s health through the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the larger community. Founded in 1978, the school has grown to over 80 faculty and 1100 students and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years. Industry, the Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Medicaid, are also significant sponsors of research efforts. The school’s five departments offer training in more than 20 major specialty areas and engage in numerous interdisciplinary training programs with the Graduate School and the various health professional schools at UAB.

The Department of Health Behavior conducts research and provides education and training at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. The undergraduate degree is a general B.S. degree in Public Health, and the department offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health behavior. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Behavior degree places a heavy emphasis on training in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as mastery of research methodology and its application on a range of health issues such as sexual health, obesity and lifestyle intervention, prevention and control of addictive behaviors, and mental health via a variety of methods including community-based health promotion, telehealth, and implementation science.

Driven by a collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is one of the leading economic engines of the State, with a nearly $4 billion budget and a statewide economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with more than 23,000 employees; it supports more than 64,000 jobs statewide. Total research expenditures at UAB exceeded $600 million in 2019, and UAB ranks in the top 10 for NIH funding among public universities. Faculty, staff, and students represent 100+ countries, and diversity and inclusiveness are at the very core of who we are.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita online at

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