Job Postings

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University (GSU) aims to hire faculty in 2015-2016. Currently, the department has 40 faculty members and over 100 graduate students across five doctoral programs, including Clinical, Cognitive Sciences, Community, Developmental, and Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. GSU 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 $81 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2014, marking the third straight year of record-breaking research funding. External funding in the Department of Psychology exceeded $4.9 million (direct and indirect) for the 2014 fiscal year.

Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Chris Henrich ( for more information about current searches.

Multiple Faculty Positions in Human Neuroimaging   

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 (CABI;, andhelp advance current GSU 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 GSU 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.

Visiting Lecturer

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State invites applications for anticipated Full and Part-Time Visiting Lecturer (non-tenure track) faculty positions for the 2015-2016 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; key needs include instructors for courses focused on methodology, human diversity, and psychobiology.

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 3 letters of recommendations to be sent to the Chair, Visiting 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 position will be open until filled. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an EO/AA Employer

Second Century Initiative (2CI)

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, GSU 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 GSU through these 2CI positions will help shape the next phase.