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Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Dec. 11, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - Department of Psychology
University Georgia Southern University
Savannah, GA, United States
Department Department of Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General

Assistant ProfessorSearch #67730

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, with potential opportunities to teach on any of our three campuses.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The new Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, the Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and an APA-accredited PsyD. This individual position will involve teaching courses at the undergraduate level on the main campus, located in Statesboro, Georgia. The Statesboro campus offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Psy.D. degrees. Current faculty within the department are engaged in the development of leading teaching techniques and highly innovative research pursuits, and are highly collaborative and supportive of each other's teaching, research, and service goals.

Position Description Reporting to the department chair, the assistant professor position requires teaching introductory psychology, research & analysis, and courses in the candidate's specialty area, as well as conducting research and providing service to the department and college. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in psychology, or a closely related field, by July 1, 2020
  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching experience
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Psychology, Research & Analysis (psychological statistics and research methodology) and courses dealing with basic psychological processes (for examples, please see the first four courses listed under preferred qualifications)
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in student research mentorship (e.g., supervising undergraduate research, master's theses, and PsyD dissertations)
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or ability to teach Behavior Modification; Physiological Psychology; Animal Behavior; Affective & Cognitive; Careers, Ethics & Professionalism
  • Interest in developing/teaching courses using multiple modalities, including face-to-face, online, and synchronous learning formats
  • Experience or potential for pursuing external funding

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least four professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Janie Wilson, Search Chair, Search #67730

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5580

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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