Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology

Position ID: 39704
Georgia State University
Education & Human Development
Educational Psychology, Special Education, & Communication Disorders
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology (Log #20-003)

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders, soon to become the Department of Learning Sciences, at Georgia State University's College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied behavior analysis to begin August 2019.

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders is committed to excellent college teaching and to strong research programs that are externally funded. The Department averages 5 million dollars annually in external funding from various federal agencies such as the Institute for Educational Sciences, the Office of Special Education programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Strong internal research support for faculty is available. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body of over 50,000. GSU is classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) and as a minority-serving institution; it is ranked # 4 in the U.S. for innovation. Atlanta is a vibrant capital city of over 5 million people with many cultural and business opportunities: http:// www.metroatlantachamber.com/atlanta/region

Responsibilities: The applicant hired for this position will conduct research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, provide University and professional service, advise students, and direct graduate research in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have practical experience in the application of the principles of behavior analysis (e.g, Organizational Behavior Management, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Based Safety, Health Promotion, Behavioral Pharmacology, General and Special Education), hold a current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential, have an active research line, and demonstrate the potential for securing external grant funding. Candidates with research interests in urban contexts or with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. Highly competitive candidates will have expertise in urban contexts or with diverse populations. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in these or related areas. In addition, candidates will be expected to possess advanced research methodological competencies necessary to conduct field-leading research. An earned doctorate in educational psychology, special education, psychology, applied behavior analysis, or a related field is required.

Application Procedure/How to Apply: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, no more than two selected publications, an unofficial transcript of highest earned degree, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to EPYfacultysearch@gsu.edu and reference Log # 20-003 in the subject line. Please be advised that if recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a criminal background check as a prior condition of employment.

Questions/inquiries: Please direct all questions or inquiries to Dr. Christopher Tullis (ctullis2@gsu.edu), Chair, Educational Psychology – Behavior Analysis Search Committee

Review of applications will begin September 28th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Members of ethnic minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Educational Psychology
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