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.

Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor, beginning August 2020, 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). 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. 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 (http://psychology.gsu.edu) 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.

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 (http://resy.gsu.edu), the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence (https://violence.gsu.edu/), the Urban Studies Institute (https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/), the Georgia Health Policy Center (https://ghpc.gsu.edu/), the Mark Chaffin Center for Healty Development (https://healthy.gsu.edu/about/) and others.

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 references. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Submit application materials electronically to psysearch@gsu.edu. 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.

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University will be hiring an Academic Professional with the primary job duty being the Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University. This full time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Psychology will also include some instructional responsibilities. Administrative duties include serving as the Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University. The Regents Center serves 11 state colleges and universities in Georgia, and is one of three such Centers in the University System of Georgia. The Regents Centers provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, consultative services, and research and policy development related to students with disabilities enrolled in public colleges and universities in the state of Georgia. The Director is responsible for oversight of all Center activities, including supervision of professional and clerical staff and doctoral-level practicum students, budget management, implementation of policies and procedures for students with disabilities, collaboration with other Regents Centers in Georgia, consulting with other relevant state and federal agencies on disability policy, and overseeing data management and use. Instructional duties in the Department of Psychology include clinical supervision and classroom instruction of doctoral students in clinical psychology, as well as support of students’ research related to learning disabilities.

Applicants must have: a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited training program; at least three years of relevant experience and license-eligible in Georgia at the time of hiring; expertise in the assessment of learning disorders in adults; interest in participating in doctoral training; and administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in an educational context. All application materials can be sent electronically to rcldsearch@gsu.edu. Applicants should send a letter of application that indicates the position of interest and that discusses their professional accomplishments and future goals, as well as a curriculum vita. Lastly, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to rcldsearch@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately 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. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Please direct any questions to rcldsearch@gsu.edu.

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 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.

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.