Job Opportunities

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University (GSU) currently has 40 faculty members and over 100 graduate students across five doctoral programs, including Clinical, Cognitive Sciences, Community, Developmental, and Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. GSU is a growing urban research university of over 32,000 students located in downtown Atlanta with access to a metropolitan population of over 5 million. The university houses a number of interdisciplinary initiatives and centers, including the Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, the Language Research Center, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning, the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and University initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research.

Georgia State University researchers received over $100 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2015, marking the third straight year of record-breaking research funding. External funding in the Department of Psychology exceeded $4 million (direct and indirect) for the 2015 fiscal year.

Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Chris Henrich for more information about current searches.

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University announces two anticipated full-time lecturer positions to begin January, 2017. Please see Psychology website for more information about the  department. GSU is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body. We anticipate recruiting a broadly trained faculty member at the rank of Lecturer who can contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching and service and provide leadership for curriculum development in our undergraduate program. Candidates able to use technology to enhance learning and who are capable of teaching undergraduate methods and statistics courses, as well as a range of courses appropriate for our student body (e.g., careers in psychology, multicultural issues in psychology), are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate and document effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in psychology or a related field is required, and evidence of effective teaching and promotion of undergraduate scholarship are recommended. Lecturers in Psychology are non-tenure-track faculty. In the sixth year of service, Lecturers become eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. After five years of service, Senior Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Principal Senior Lecturer.

Applicants should submit a letter of application that discusses their professional accomplishments and future goals, and their philosophy of teaching a diverse student body. Curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (e.g. evaluations of instructor, learning outcomes data, publications in the field of pedagogy) should accompany this letter. Application materials can be submitted via email to psysearch@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a research university in the University System of Georgia and is an EEO/AA employer; members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

As part of its Second Century Initiative (see below) and pending budgetary approval,  Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA anticipates hiring up to 2 tenure-track faculty members (applicants at Associate or Full Professor-levels only) with research programs in human behavior and expertise in neuroimaging, to begin Fall 2016. We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers who are capitalizing on our state-of-the-art facilities at the GSU/GT Joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging), and help advance current GSU research initiatives that include Brains and Behavior and Language and Literacy and may build upon our current strengths in atypical development and learning, clinical neuropsychology, and/or cognitive science (http://psychology.gsu.edu/graduate/).  A number of GSU units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary research. Ongoing activities at the CABI include functional and structural neuroimaging within the areas of working memory, cognitive control, reading and language, and emotion processing as well as with a wide range of clinical populations across the lifespan, including survivors of cancer, congenital heart disease, as well as other neurological, genetic, and psychiatric conditions.

The candidate will be appointed in a relevant department (e.g., Psychology and/or Neuroscience, Physics) at Georgia State University.  A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or similar degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related research discipline is required.  The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive, funded research program in human neuroimaging, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body.  Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, evidence of instructional effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to the Human Neuroimaging Search Committee neuroimaging@gsu.edu

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State invites applications for anticipated Full and Part-Time Visiting Lecturer (non-tenure track) faculty positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline and a record of effectiveness in teaching undergraduate courses. We are seeking outstanding teachers for a broad range of lower and upper division Psychology courses.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement regarding their philosophy on teaching, and a list of courses they feel especially qualified to teach, and should arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent to Dr. Erin Tone, Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will be open until filled. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an EO/AA Employer.

The 2CI initiative (http://secondcentury.gsu.edu) is designed to build nationally recognized scholarly strength around common research themes in order to enhance the University’s overall excellence and interdisciplinary richness. The Initiative supports new faculty positions and graduate fellowships in Human Neuroimaging, Neuroethics, Neurogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Behavior, Primate Social Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior, Decreasing Health Disparities related to Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan, and Neurobiology of Language. As a result of the 2CI’s, GSU has added colleagues across the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Philosophy, and the School of Public Health and Neuroscience Institute, among others, resulting in a variety of innovative, interdisciplinary partnerships among these academic units. New faculty joining GSU through these 2CI positions will help shape the next phase.
Georgia State University invites applications for one anticipated tenure-track (rank of Assistant) faculty position to contribute to its funded initiative: Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy. This anticipated position is part of a major initiative to enhance existing strengths in language and literacy at Georgia State and continues our successful hiring in this area. The focus of this initiative is research with children and adults, with or without disabilities, who face challenges in acquiring language and literacy. In this university-funded initiative, more than 40 faculty members from 10 departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development come together to engage in interdisciplinary research. The initiative’s faculty has a broad range of external support including two national research and development centers from the Institute of Education Sciences in the areas of deafness and adult literacy and grants from the National Institutes of Health including a learning disabilities research innovation hub on reading and reading disabilities of African American children and a program project on neurocognitive factors for children with developmental dyslexia.

We encourage applicants whose program of research addresses basic or applied, conceptual or methodological issues concerning challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy with a particular interest in intervention research.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in special education, psychology, educational psychology, communication sciences and disorders or related areas. The appointment is open to all programs within the initiative. The successful applicant will be the individual who is prepared to take advantage of the interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities available within the Language & Literacy Initiative, have a strong record of programmatic research, obtain external grant support, and have a commitment to and experience in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research programs complement other faculty within this initiative (www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu).

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Amy Lederberg (alederberg@gsu.edu). Submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of professional goals and research interests, evidence related to teaching interests and effectiveness, and the names and three letters of reference either electronically to Keneé Stephens at kstephens@gsu.edu, with the subject line “Language & Literacy Faculty Search”, or by mail to

Attn. Ms. Keneé Stephens
Georgia State University
Language & Literacy Initiative
P.O. Box 5010
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010
USA

The review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled contingent on available funding.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

RCALL is an innovative collaborative effort crossing colleges and departments. Our research is conducted by faculty and students from two colleges (Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development) and ten departments including the departments of Educational Psychology, Special Education, & Communication Disorders, Psychology, Applied Linguistics, and Early Childhood Education.

We have a distinctive interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy in children and adults. Our research programs address not only basic conceptual and methodological issues in the area of language and literacy acquisition, but also the design and evaluation of interventions that may help individuals overcome challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy. Fellows will work with interdisciplinary teams on one or more funded research projects.

As part of the university’s Next Generation initiative, the two-year fellowship will provide trainees with intensive training in intervention research with special populations, analyses of existing databases using advanced statistical techniques, and in professional development, including grant writing and professional presentations and publication. We are seeking individuals who bring cutting edge skills (e.g., in adaptive technologies, virtual reality, neuroimaging, complex methods of analyses) to their own programs of research.

Competitive two year fellowships are currently available for Fall 2017. To apply, please submit your cv, research statement, examples of publications, and three letters of recommendation. We will begin reviewing applications January 31, 2017. For more information, view the Language and Literacy Initiative website or contact Program Co-Directors: Drs. Amy Lederberg (alederberg@gsu.edu) or Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu).

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.