Job Opportunities

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University 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. Georgia State 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.

As part of its Next Generation Initiative focused on Resilient Youth (ResY), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, anticipates hiring two tenure-track faculty members with research programs focused on health disparities among urban youth to begin in Fall 2018. In the heart of one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S., Georgia State provides a natural laboratory for solving the complex problems facing youths living in urban settings. Georgia State is also a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds (racial, economic, nativity and nationality, sexual orientation, etc.).

Successful candidates will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Departments of Psychology or Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the School of Public Health. Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal doctoral degree in psychology (community, clinical), public health (health promotion, epidemiology), sociology, or related areas. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary research with faculty and students across the Georgia State community. Successful candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths in social and behavioral and public health research, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

  • Population-based and community-based participatory research with one or more populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual minorities, immigrants, refugees, LGBT youth, youth with chronic illness, youth exposed to trauma), potentially including comparative or cross-cultural work;
  • Cross-cutting areas of health disparities in youth (e.g., intersection of health and educational outcomes, mental and physical health, health related quality of life and substance use);
  • Multi-level research and/or intervention studies to examine how environmental factors contribute to health outcomes in urban youth; or
  • Translational research on dissemination and implementation of existing or new interventions for adolescents across different racial-ethnic, sexual, or gender minority populations.

We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers in Community Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Health Promotion, and Epidemiology/Biostatistics. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in one or more of these areas with opportunities to build on exciting interdisciplinary offerings across units (e.g., the new MPH/PhD in Community Psychology).

Each successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain productive, funded research programs in relevant areas, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body. Interested individuals should submit (a) a letter of interest that includes a description of their research program, accomplishments, goals and commitment to diversity; and their philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (b) a curriculum vita; and (c) representative publications. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent electronically to Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017, and will continue until the two positions are filled.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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 Georgia State 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 (  A number of Georgia State 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

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 Limited-Term Lecturer (non-tenure track) faculty positions for the 2017-2018 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 recommendation to be sent to Dr. Erin Tone, Limited-Term 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 positions will be open until filled. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an EO/AA Employer.

The 2CI initiative ( 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, Georgia State 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 Georgia State 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 (

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose A. Sevcik ( or Dr. Amy Lederberg ( 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, 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

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 ( or Rose A. Sevcik (

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.