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.

 

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University invites applications for three openings for the position of full-time lecturer to begin January 2019. GSU is an innovative university located in downtown Atlanta and enjoys a diverse student body, including approximately 50,000 students from more than 170 countries. As one of the largest majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology anticipates recruiting broadly trained faculty members who can contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching and service and provide leadership for curriculum development in our undergraduate program. We have particular teaching needs around multicultural, biological psychology, and methods and statistics courses. Our department is committed to developing a culturally diverse faculty who reflect the diversity of our student body, so members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 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. Please see http://psychology.gsu.edu for more information about the Department of Psychology at GSU.

A Ph.D. in psychology or a related field at the time of hire is required, and evidence of effective teaching and promotion of undergraduate scholarship are recommended. Applicants should submit a letter of application that discusses their professional accomplishments and future goals, as well as their philosophy of teaching a diverse student body. Curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., evaluations of instructor, learning outcomes data, and pedagogical publications) should accompany this letter. Applicants with demonstrated effectiveness teaching diverse students are of particular interest. Application materials can be submitted via email to psysearch@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon 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.

Two Tenure Track Positions (Assistant/Associate Professor). As part of its Next Generation Initiative focused on Interpersonal Violence, Georgia State University anticipates hiring tenure-track faculty with research programs focused on interpersonal violence to begin in Fall 2019. In the heart of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the Southeastern U.S., Georgia State University has committed to becoming a national leader in interpersonal violence research and prevention by facilitating scholarship with the goal to (1) understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence and myriad health, behavioral, and social problems with which it intersects, (2) emphasize the development, refinement, and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent the perpetration of interpersonal violence and ameliorate the impact of victimization, and (3) inform public policy, risk reduction strategies, and service provision by public and non-profit entities. As such, we seek faculty with a transdisciplinary focus and a track record of studying interpersonal violence primarily as it intersects with other public health problems.

Successful candidates will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary appointment in Departments/Colleges that best correspond to the candidates’ experience and interests. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal doctoral degree in fields including, but not limited to, psychology (e.g., community, clinical, developmental), public health (e.g., health promotion, epidemiology), social work, criminal justice/criminology, public policy, or economics. We seek established scientists who will join and collaborate with our dynamic network of internationally recognized violence scholars. The successful candidate is expected to (1) engage in transdisciplinary research with faculty and students that brings together multiple areas and perspectives and thus bridges traditional scientific and structural barriers, and (2) study interpersonal violence primarily as it intersects with other health, behavioral, and social problems. Georgia State University is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds (racial, economic, nativity and nationality, sexual orientation, etc.). Thus, successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate education with a diverse student body.

Successful candidates will be expected to work with well-established researchers with strong records of collaborative cross-disciplinary research on interpersonal violence, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas. We are particularly interested in candidates who study these questions in diverse contexts or in diverse or vulnerable populations.

  • Policy evaluation and “big data”: Scholars with expertise linking large administrative data sets to analyze broad trends in interpersonal violence and/or to determine economic/policy-based strategies to reduce violence and its related costs
  • Biobehavioral causes and/or outcomes: Scholars who integrate data from neuroscientific or biological domains with data from behavioral, cognitive, personality, and/or social measurement modalities to understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence across the lifespan
  • Prevention science: Scholars who develop and/or implement evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and policies

Georgia State University possesses numerous institutional resources that facilitate transdisciplinary research on interpersonal violence, including the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence, the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), the Center for Healthy Development (CHD), Georgia Health Policy Center, and the Transcultural Countering Violent Extremism program. Located in downtown Atlanta, GSU’s proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has allowed for our faculty to establish established relationships with CDC scientists within the Division of Violence Prevention.

Each successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding, commensurate with experience. 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; (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 violencesearch@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018, and will continue until 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 Next Generation Initiative on Resilient Youth (ResY), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, anticipates hiring one tenure-track faculty member whose research program focuses on health disparities among urban youth to begin in Fall 2019. 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.).

We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers in Sociology, Health Promotion, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Community Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. 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).

The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with preference given to those seeking a primary appointment in the School of Public Health or in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences (with possibility of a secondary dual appointment in Psychology, Sociology, or the School of Public Health). Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences and 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.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. The individual will be expected to maintain a productive, funded research program 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 resysearch@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018, 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.

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 (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, 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 or Associate) faculty position to contribute to its funded Center: 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 Center is research with children and adults, with or without disabilities, who face challenges in acquiring language and literacy. In this university-funded Center, 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 Center’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 Center. The successful applicant will be the individual who is prepared to take advantage of the interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities available, 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 Center.  (www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu).

Inquiries may be made to Co-Directors, Dr. Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Julie Washington (jwashingtongsu.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 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 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 kstephens@gsu.edu, 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
USA

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, view our webpage: www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu or contact Program Co-Directors, Dr.  Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Julie Washington (jwashington@gsu.edu).

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.