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. Lindsey Cohen for more information about current searches.

Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor, beginning August 2021, pending budgetary approval. The department seeks creative and engaging scholars whose research focuses on processes and/or outcomes of resilient communities and diverse populations (e.g., poverty and economic stability, human diversity, migration and immigration, mass incarceration, juvenile justice policies, health equity, and social justice activism/civic engagement, and positive youth development).

Preferences:  Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to building one or more department strengths in community psychology, such as design and evaluation of social interventions across the lifespan, dissemination and implementation science, community-engaged participatory methods, translational prevention research, social network analysis, and multilevel modeling. Preference will also be given to scholars who do cross-cutting research that bridges subdisciplines of psychology and builds interdisciplinary connections to other fields.

Department of Psychology:  Bolstered by a strong external funding record, high impact faculty publications, a diverse and large undergraduate major, and a nationally competitive doctoral program, the Department of Psychology ( seeks to advance both basic knowledge and applied scholarship using innovative and diverse forms of inquiry to address the most challenging issues of the 21st century.

About Georgia State University:  Georgia State University is an enterprising public R1 university located in downtown Atlanta, a global metropolitan area and one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse cities in the Southeastern U.S. A national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth, and enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities. Georgia State houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in which psychology faculty are actively involved, including the Resilient Youth Next Generation Initiative (, the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence (, the Urban Studies Institute (, the Georgia Health Policy Center (, the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development ( and others.

Application Procedure:

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

(c) representative publications.

Additionally, applicants should arrange for three references. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Submit application materials electronically to Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is 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.

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. To apply, please submit your cv, research statement, examples of publications, and three letters of recommendation either electronically to Keneé Stephens at, with the subject line “RCALL Post-Doctoral Search” or 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 continue until the position is filled.  For more information, view our webpage: or contact Program Co-Directors, Dr.  Rose A. Sevcik ( or Dr. Julie Washington (

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.