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The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University (GSU) aims to hire multiple faculty in 2014. Currently, the department has 41 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.  (www.cabiatl.com/cabi), 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 $71.2 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2013, marking the second straight year of record-breaking research funding. The university’s fiscal year 2013 external funding total is a 7% increase over 2012. External funding in the Department of Psychology will exceed 4 million (direct and indirect) for the 2014 year, a 33% increase over 2013.

Details regarding open positions can be found below.

A tenure track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology committed to training in a scientist-practitioner-oriented doctoral program and prepared to contribute to clinical training via teaching, supervision, and mentoring of graduate students.  Area of research focus is open but preference will be given to candidates whose expertise contributes to current programmatic strengths in clinical neuropsychology.  There is also interest in applicants whose research is in trauma, broadly conceptualized, substance abuse, or geriatric-related mental health.  See below for additional information.

Two faculty members at the rank of lecturer who can contribute to undergraduate teaching and service. Candidates able to use technology to enhance learning and who are capable of teaching undergraduate methods and statistics courses are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate and document effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. Lecturers at GSU are non-tenure-track faculty but become eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer after five years of service. See below for additional information.

Two 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. See below for additional information.

Multiple faculty members (open rank). Through GSU’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) and in collaboration with several departments, we will add colleagues across several areas of strength. 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 Enhancing Academic Achievement for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 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.

To date, the Neurogenomics 2CI has successfully hired Dr. Jessica Turner (Psychology Department) and Dr. Nancy Forger (Neuroscience Institute). Dr. William Hopkins (Neuroscience Institute) joined via the 2CI in Primate Social Cognition, Evolution and Behavior, and The Human Neuroimaging 2CI successfully recruited Dr. Richard Briggs, who will be on the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Nicole Vincent joined the Philosophy Department through the Neuroethics 2CI.

Lecturer

The Department of Psychology at Georgia State University announces two anticipated full-time lecturer positions, one to begin January 2014 and a second to begin Fall 2014. Lecturers in Psychology are non-tenure-track faculty. Please see http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/ for more information about the psychology department at GSU. GSU is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body. We anticipate recruiting two broadly trained faculty members at the rank of Lecturer who can contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching and service and provide leadership for curriculum development in our undergraduate program. Candidates able to use technology to enhance learning and who are capable of teaching undergraduate methods and statistics courses are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate and document effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in psychology or a related field is required, and scholarship of teaching and learning, and the ability to mentor undergraduate research are recommended. In the sixth year of service, Lecturers become eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer (http://www.cas.gsu.edu/docs/admin/facrev/lect/lect_as.pdf).

Applicants should indicate in a letter of application the position of interest and include with that letter 1) their professional accomplishments and future goals, and 2) their teaching philosophy, including any evidence of teaching effectiveness, e.g. evaluations of instructor, learning outcomes data, publications in the field of pedagogy. Curriculum vitae should accompany this letter, along with TWO letters of recommendation addressed to:

Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Psychology
PO Box 5010
Atlanta GA
30302-5010

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, however applications will be accepted and considered until the positions are filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a research university in the University System of Georgia and is an EEO/AA employer; members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor of Psychology, beginning Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval.  The qualified applicant must have an active and independent research program with external funding experience, be committed to training in a scientist-practitioner-oriented doctoral program, and prepared to contribute to clinical training via teaching, supervision, and mentoring of graduate students.  Area of focus is open but preference will be given to candidates whose clinical research and expertise contributes to current programmatic strengths in clinical neuropsychology and related assessment or rehabilitations areas and can teach doctoral courses in neuropsychology.  There is also interest in clinical researchers whose research is in trauma, broadly conceptualized, substance abuse, or geriatric-related mental health.  Researchers with expertise in working with diverse clinical populations within complex urban environments/institutions, health care/hospital, or multi-level system settings 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 (www.gsu.edu/psychology) is committed to serving our diverse student body (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/5441.html).  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 (www.cabiatl.com/cabi; Note - more senior level clinical faculty with imaging interests please see two special open rank positions at http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/3580.html), the Language Research Center, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning, the Neuroscience Institute, and University initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research. 

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.  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 information 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 Chair, Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 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, minorities and those differently-abled are especially encouraged to apply.

Language and Literacy Positions at Georgia State University

Georgia State University (www.gsu.edu) 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 one of the disciplines, including, but not limited to, special education, psychology, educational psychology, or communication sciences and disorders. We anticipate one position will be filled within the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education 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 (www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu).

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Paul Alberto (palberto@gsu.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 begin October 15, 2013 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.

Two Tenure-track Positions in Primate Social Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior (Open Rank)

As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI; see http://secondcentury.gsu.edu/), we anticipate faculty openings for two scholars with established expertise in primate social cognition and behavior, beginning Fall 2014. Each successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (depending on experience) with a primary appointment in the Departments of Psychology or Anthropology, or in the Neuroscience Institute. Joint appointment in these units or in Biology and affiliation with the Language Research Center (www.gsu.edu/lrc) and with other research units or interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Brains and Behavior Program (http://www.neuroscience.gsu.edu/brains_behavior.html), will be encouraged. Successful candidates will be expected to build on existing research strengths in biobehavioral research in the laboratory or the field with nonhuman primates, and to expand our expertise in the evolution, mechanisms, and expression of primate social cognition and competence. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to laboratory studies of primate social cognition and behavior; field-based behavior, primate paleontology, primatology, and socio-ecology; and studies using noninvasive physiological techniques such as assessment of hormone-behavior interactions or behaviorally relevant gene expression.

A Ph.D. degree in psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including external research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of the research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) the philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (c) a curriculum vita; and (d) representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to psceb@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2013 and will continue until the two positions are filled.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/5441.html). Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Neuroethics Program Positions

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia is creating a new interdisciplinary Neuroethics Program, a cooperative venture of the Department of Philosophy, the Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Psychology, and the College of Law. As part of the University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), the Neuroethics Program will include three new open-rank tenured/tenure-track hires, new PhD Fellowships, and a Concentration in Neuroethics in the PhD programs in Neuroscience and in Psychology. Each successful candidate will be hired at a rank commensurate with experience, with a primary appointment in the Department of Psychology, the Neuroscience Institute the Department of Philosophy, or the College of Law. Joint appointment in these units and affiliation with other research units or interdisciplinary initiatives will be encouraged. The Neuroethics Program will be a part of a thriving interdisciplinary neuroscience community in Atlanta and at GSU, including the resources of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, the Brains & Behavior Program, the Language Research Center, the Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, and an emerging Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium among local universities.

Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) cognitive, affective, or social neuroscience or psychology, specializing in moral cognition, emotion, or behavior; (2) ethical and/or legal theory, applying this expertise to the ethical and legal implications of neuroscience; (3) philosophy of mind/cognitive science, with research on the implications of neuroscience for moral theory and moral psychology. Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests that cross traditional departmental boundaries. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of successful research and teaching and hold the PhD or JD at the time of application. Anticipated start date is Fall 2014. Applicants should apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1576, where they will find instructions on materials to submit. Questions should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Eddy Nahmias, at enahmias@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the three positions are filled. 

In addition to these positions, the 2CI program is supporting hires in neuroimaging; primate social cognition, evolution, and behavior; and neurogenomics. For more information, see http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Multiple Faculty Positions in Human Neuroimaging

As part of its Second Century Initiative (http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/) and pending budgetary approval, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA anticipates hiring up to 2 tenure-track faculty members (open rank, applicants at Associate or Full Professor-levels preferred) with established research programs in human behavior and expertise in neuroimaging, to begin Fall 2014. 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; http://www.cabiatl.com/CABI/), andhelp advance current GSU research initiatives that include Brains and Behavior (http://neuroscience.gsu.edu/3650.html) and Language and Literacy (http://www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu), and may build upon our current strengths in atypical development and learning (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwaty), clinical neuropsychology, and/or cognitive science (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/graduate_programs.html). A number of GSU units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary and cross-departmental 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 and developmental populations, including survivors of cancer, sports-related concussions, as well as children and adults with autism and 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 strong academic credentials and 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 begin on November 15, 2013, but application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to:

Human Neuroimaging Search Committee
Department of Psychology
Box 5010
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010
neuroimaging@gsu.edu

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.

Reducing Health Disparities among People with Disabilities from Diverse Populations

Georgia State University seeks applications for a tenure-track associate or full professorship in the Department of Psychology, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, located in downtown Atlanta. The Department of Psychology (www.gsu.edu/psychology) has doctoral programs in clinical (APA accredited), developmental, community, cognitive sciences, and neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience. The Department includes 41 full-time faculty, 120 doctoral students, and over 2,000 undergraduate majors. The psychology department plays an integral role in many interdisciplinary initiatives and centers, including the state-of-the-art GSU/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, the Language Research Center, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL), the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and university initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research. The current position is part of GSU’s Second Century Initiative (www.gsu.edu/secondcentury), a major program to expand the University’s priority research areas, and will support a cluster of new faculty chosen to address health disparities related to developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Responsibilities: Conduct a successful, externally-funded research program that includes peer-reviewed publications. Promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and academic service. Coordinate and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology. Provide academic and research mentorship to students in the psychology programs and to trainees in the interdisciplinary Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in clinical (APA-approved) or developmental psychology, or a substantially related field. Candidates must have demonstrated an excellent record of research achievement, including a history of external funding, and possess the ability to contribute to the University and profession through service activities. Priority will be given to applicants whose program of research addresses evidence-based interventions for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism).

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Applicants should send a letter of application that discusses their program of research inclusive of future goals, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Daniel Crimmins, Ph.D., Electronic submissions are preferred:

Dr. Daniel Crimmins
Center for Leadership in Disability
School of Public Health / Georgia State University
75 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Telephone: 404-413-1286
Email: dcrimmins@gsu.edu

Women and members of historically underrepresented groups including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO employer.

2CI in Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative 2CI (see http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/), we anticipate faculty openings for three scholars (referred to as “The Cluster”) with established expertise in and focus on malleable factors leading to improvements in linguistic and literacy skills of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). Appointments begin Fall, 2014, pending budgetary approval. Cluster members will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (based on experience and skill set) within the College of Education or the College of Arts and Sciences (depending on area of expertise). Participating programs include Psychology, Deaf Education, Communication Disorders, and Educational Psychology. Successful candidates will build upon existing strengths in research and productivity in special education/deaf education, speech-language pathology, language and literacy in atypical populations, including those learning English as a second language, and special education technology related to language and literacy for DHH. Successful applicants must have an interest in relating their areas of specialization to resolving heretofore intractable language and literacy problems associated with childhood hearing loss. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to Sign Language, visual learning, listening and language technologies including Cochlear Implants (CIs),  language and literacy learning in multi-lingual environments, and in English Language Learners (ELLs), and malleable factors associated with language, literacy, and learning including written language.

A Ph.D. in deaf education, language, literacy, special education, speech-language pathology, audiology, educational psychology, psychology, linguistics, technology, or other areas that enhance literacy among DHH children is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including current extramural research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of their research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness, where applicable; (c) a curriculum vitae; and (d) 3 representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent to Chair of the 2CI Search Committee in Achievement of Deaf Children, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3979, Atlanta, GA 30302-3979. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Susan Easterbrooks (seasterbrooks@gsu.edu).

An offer of employment is conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.