Assistant or Associate Professor, Resilient Youth

Position ID: 40352
Georgia State University
School of Public Health
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 


Assistant or Associate Professor, Resilient Youth

GSU Log# 18-096B

As part of its Next Generation Initiative on Resilient Youth (ResY), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, anticipates hiring one tenure-track faculty member whose research program focuses on health disparities among urban youth to begin in Fall 2019. In the heart of one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S., Georgia State provides a natural laboratory for solving the complex problems facing youths living in urban settings. Georgia State is also a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds (racial, economic, nativity and nationality, sexual orientation, etc.).

We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers in Sociology, Health Promotion, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Community Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in one or more of these areas with opportunities to build on exciting interdisciplinary offerings across units (e.g., the new MPH/PhD in Community Psychology).

The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with preference given to those seeking a primary appointment in the School of Public Health or in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences (with possibility of a secondary dual appointment in Psychology, Sociology, or the School of Public Health). Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences and expected to engage in interdisciplinary research with faculty and students across the Georgia State community. Successful candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths in social and behavioral and public health research, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

  • Population-based and community-based participatory research with one or more populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual minorities, immigrants, refugees, LGBT youth, youth with chronic illness, youth exposed to trauma), potentially including comparative or cross-cultural work;
  • Cross-cutting areas of health disparities in youth (e.g., intersection of health and educational outcomes, mental and physical health, health related quality of life, and substance use);
  • Multi-level research and/or intervention studies to examine how environmental factors contribute to health outcomes in urban youth; or
  • Translational research on dissemination and implementation of existing or new interventions for adolescents across different racial-ethnic, sexual, or gender minority populations.

Application Procedure:

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. The individual will be expected to maintain a productive, funded research program in relevant areas, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body. Interested individuals should submit (a) a letter of interest that includes a description of their research program, accomplishments, goals, and commitment to diversity; and their philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (b) a curriculum vita; and (c) representative publications. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent electronically to Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Health Disparity and Equality
Public Health, General
Community Psychology
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator