Department of Health Behavior

Faculty Position - Open Rank

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Faculty Positions—Open Rank

Positions with a 12-month appointment are being sought by the Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). We expect to recruit an Assistant Professor, tenure-earning, though any rank (instructor, assistant/associate professor, professor) and tenure status (tenure-earning, tenured, non-tenure earning) may be considered. An established record of research and publications in the modification of health-related behavior risk factors is required. The Department has established research programs in substance misuse and behavioral economics; tobacco control; obesity and physical activity; STI/HIV prevention; child health; family caregiving; and risk and resilience in emerging adults. Candidates with theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors such as behavioral economics, experience with multidisciplinary collaboration, and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.

The applicant must have a PhD, DrPH, or ScD in the social, behavioral, or related sciences. A record of publications, extramural funding, and excellence in teaching are required for the Associate Professor or Professor ranks. Successful candidates are expected to pursue independent research, participate in collaborative research programs as appropriate to her/his interests, and teach in the department’s MPH and PhD degree programs. Rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with candidate qualifications. The positions will remain open until filled.

UAB is an urban, dynamic Research University with over 17,500 students enrolled in 10 schools and the College of Arts & Sciences. UAB ranks among the top 25 universities receiving NIH funding, 10th among public universities. UAB has over 20 University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and is nationally recognized for its high quality medical center and research and training programs in health sciences. UAB is dedicated to broadening the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. We serve a multicultural student body. Students enroll from every region of the nation and from some 100 countries worldwide. Established in 1981, the UAB School of Public Health has about 90 full-time faculty members and 350 students. In recent years the School has consistently ranked second among UAB schools in successfully competing for extramural funding. Interested applicants should submit current curriculum vitae, a sample of recent publications, a cover letter that discusses qualifications and reasons for interest in a position, and four letters of support to Dr. Peter Hendricks, PhD, Search Committee Chair, RPHB 227, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, (205) 934-6020, or by e-mail to

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.