Job Postings

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University (GSU) aims to hire multiple faculty in 2015. 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.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member, beginning Fall 2015. Qualified applicants must be developing an independent research program that will be competitive for external funding, be committed to training in a scientist-practitioner-oriented doctoral program, and be prepared to contribute to clinical training via teaching, supervision, mentoring of graduate students, and to undergraduate instruction.

Our greatest need is for a candidate whose research and expertise contribute to programmatic strengths in clinical neuropsychology.  Candidates whose research will complement current interdisciplinary strengths will also be considered.  Candidates with research, clinical, and/or teaching expertise with diverse populations, including young children and aging adults, and/or with interest in assessment supervision are particularly encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University 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 department ( is committed to serving our diverse student body ( GSU houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in which clinical faculty are actively involved, including the Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning (, and University initiatives in Language & Literacy (, Brains & Behavior (, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research ( Senior level clinical faculty with imaging interests should see two special open rank positions in Human Neuroimaging at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program and be eligible for Georgia licensure (successfully completed EPPP and postdoctoral hours)at the time of appointment, with the expectation that licensure will be obtained within one year of appointment. Applicants should send a letter of application that discusses their (1) program of research/scholarship inclusive of future goals, (2) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (3) areas of clinical expertise and relevant clinical experiences with specific details about their license eligibility by the time of employment. All applicants should send a curriculum vitae and representative publications and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to 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 AA/EEO employer. Women and people from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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 2014-2015 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, from methodological courses to ones that focus on human diversity.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement regarding their philosophy on teaching, 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

Language and Literacy Positions at Georgia State University

Georgia State University ( invites applications for up to two anticipated tenure-track Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty positions to contribute to its funded initiative: Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy. These anticipated positions are part of a major initiative to enhance existing strengths in language and literacy at Georgia State. The focus of this initiative is research with children and adults, with or without disabilities, who face challenges in acquiring language and literacy. In this university-funded initiative, more than 40 faculty members from 10 departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education come together to engage in interdisciplinary research. The initiative’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. We anticipate one position will be filled within the Department of Educational Psychology Special Education and Communication Disorders in the College of Education. Another appointment is open to all programs within the initiative. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to take advantage of the interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities available within the Language & Literacy Program, 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 initiative (

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose Sevcik ( or Dr. Amy Lederberg ( 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, 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 begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled contingent on available funding.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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 of GSU’s expansion as a dynamic, exciting comprehensive research university.