Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position ID: 38503
Georgia Southern University
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Department of Psychology
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Position Description
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Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Psychology—Search #67563

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology. This position is located on the Armstrong campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Psychology offers bachelors’ and master’s degrees as well as an APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology). The department also offers psychological services through its Psychology Clinic and the Regents Center for Learning Disorders. The individual in this position will teach courses at the undergraduate level on the Armstrong campus, located in Savannah, Georgia. The Armstrong campus offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, and a Bachelor of Science with tracks in experimental psychology and a new neuroscience track.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Psychology requires teaching psychological statistics, research methods, as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty area; conducting research; and performing departmental and university service responsibilities. 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 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology coursework, by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of college/university teaching excellence
  • Ability to include undergraduates in research that results in peer-reviewed publications, consistent with a teaching-focused position
  • Interest in teaching statistics and research methods, as well as specialty courses that complement those of existing faculty at the Armstrong campus in Savannah
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching statistics, research methods, neuroscience, or other courses that complement those of existing faculty at the Armstrong campus in Savannah
  • Experience with a variety of research methodologies
  • Interest in pursuing funding, particularly grants that benefit students
  • Experience working with undergraduates in research

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. 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 three 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:

Dr. Josh Williams, Search Chair, Search #67563

Department of Psychology

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-344-2833

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.

Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Psychology, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Josh Williams
Phone Number: 
(912) 344-2833
Vacancy Status: 

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