Academic Professional in the School of Psychology

Position ID: 36816
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Science
School of Psychology
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Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Professional
Job Description: 


The COLLEGE OF SCIENCES of the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a 12-month, regular, non-tenure track instructional faculty position (Academic Professional) to support the B.S. program in Neuroscience and the B.S. program in Psychology. The position will require classroom teaching as well as curriculum development and undergraduate advisement. Preferred candidates will have expertise at the interface of neuroscience and psychology. A PhD in a relevant discipline is strongly preferred, but ABD will be deemed acceptable if the degree is expected by June 2018.  Candidates should submit their application as a single PDF file that contains: a letter of application designating the position of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching experiences, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Please submit the application by email to Leslie Dionne White -- The review of applications will begin August 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Position description

This Academic Professional position (non-tenure track, instructional faculty) is a new 12-month appointment that is associated with the new B.S. Program in neuroscience. The individual will teach and contribute to the development of the program.

Initial responsibilities include: (1) teaching one course per semester (fall, spring, summer) that will include a lower division class in the School of Psychology (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, or Research Methods in Psychology) and a neuroscience elective class and/or capstone class; (2) teaching a neuroscience section of the GT 1000 seminar course “First Year Seminar” for new neuroscience or psychology majors, depending on need (3) curriculum development; (4) undergraduate advisement of psychology and neuroscience majors; and (5) other duties as assigned.

Academic Professionals at Georgia Tech are non-tenure track, academic faculty positions. The College of Sciences’ commitment to undergraduate education is evidenced by our creation of a dedicated and dynamic team of non-tenured instructional faculty on the Academic Professional promotion track. Academic Professionals value the ability to work both independently and in a team to enhance the undergraduate program and to provide innovation in the curriculum. This position requires the ability to interact with a broad range of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

We encourage those in the Academic Professional track to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Academic Professionals are typically provided with financial support to attend one professional meeting per year. A growing level of independence and impact is expected, through curriculum development; participation in, and development of, programs that enhance the student experience; and scholarship leading to publication and external grants.

Application Procedure:  Instructions on how to apply and questions related to this position may be directed to Professor Jenny Singleton, Search Chair,

Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution.

Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Psychology, General
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Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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