Asst Professor of Psych at GSU

Sep 28, 2017

Assistant Professor of Psychology.  Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor, beginning August 2018, pending budgetary approval. The department is looking for creative and engaging scholars whose research focuses on any aspect of typical or atypical lifespan development (e.g., infancy, youth development, emerging adulthood, aging), with preference for candidates who can contribute to one or more department strengths in language and literacy, social interventions, cognitive neuroscience, and comparative cognition. 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. 

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 Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning (, the Regents Center for Learning Disorders (, the Gerontology Institute (, the Language Research Center ( and University initiatives in Language & Literacy (, Brains & Behavior (, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research (


Qualified applicants must have a PhD in psychology or related discipline, be developing an independent research program with strong potential for external funding, and be committed to the teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter outlining qualifications for and interest in this position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement describing their program of research/scholarship including future goals; (4) a teaching statement describing their general philosophy as well as commitment to teaching a diverse student body; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e. course syllabi and teaching evaluations); (6) representative publications; and (7) three letters of recommendation. Submit application materials electronically to Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 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.

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