Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position ID: 45280
Georgia College and State University
Psychological Science
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position Number: F0304               

Home Department: Psychological Science

Employment Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Appointment: Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?  No

Time-Limited Appointment Length: Not Applicable

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday including some weekends and evenings for special events

Work Hours per week: 40

Travel Required?  N

Primary Function of Organizational Unit              

The Department of Psychological Science is committed to supporting faculty who deliver high quality teaching, create research opportunities, and foster close student-faculty mentorship. We offer enthusiastic and innovative instruction by professors who teach courses in their specialty areas. Because this passion for psychology is sustained through active research and professional growth, the department is dedicated to supporting outstanding research facilities and continued faculty development. Our curriculum encourages undergraduate students to fully explore the multi-disciplinary field of psychological science. Through our teaching, research, and mentorship we instill respect for multiple viewpoints and approaches, while inspiring intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

We have 12 full time faculty representing both applied and experimental psychology. More information about the department can be found at

Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

The College: Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty in twelve departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

Arts and Sciences Mission: The fundamental mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to promote critical reflection and advancement of knowledge by teaching the core curriculum and offering rigorous and comprehensive major programs that challenge students to address the analytic, historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of their discipline; and to graduate students with the ability to think critically and creatively; act with ethical awareness; communicate effectively in a free and open exchange of ideas; and prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to our state, our nation and the global community.

Georgia College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the workforce, student body and curriculum. Candidates who share these commitments are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have an interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting and embrace a teacher/scholar model.

Primary Purpose of Position      

The Department of Psychological Science at Georgia College invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2020.

The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include introduction to psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and a course in their area of expertise.

Ideal candidates will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to student-centered teaching and mentorship in the liberal arts tradition.

A doctoral degree (or A.B.D. if the degree will be conferred within the first year of service) is required and teaching experience in the aforementioned areas is preferred

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

  • Faculty - Teaching/Instructing  

Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Teaching assignments can vary with need and vary over time.

The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include introduction to psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and a course in their area of expertise.

Examples of Teaching Responsibilities

  • Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description
  • Mentoring students

Faculty – Scholarship and Creative Activity

Scholarship responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science

Faculty - Service to Institution

Service responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science

Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation.

Faculty - Public Service

Faculty-Public Service could include activities such as:

  • Interest in community outreach and engagement
  • Mentor and oversee students working in the community
  • Membership and participation in community organizations
  • Other significant services to the community

Other Duties and Responsibilities          

Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Equal Opportunity Statement   

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Check Statement   

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proposed Minimum Experience/Education        

Advanced degree in Psychology

ABD (All but dissertation) candidates will be considered if the degree is conferred within the first year of employment.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

  • Department Required Skills

Coursework and previous experience (preferred) teaching the following courses, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology

  • Other Requirements

This faculty member may also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education  

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred

Special Instructions Summary   


The Georgia College – College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychological Science seeks to create an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse learning and professional environment. As such, qualified candidates should submit a one-page diversity statement addressing how teaching, research, and/or service activities might enhance Georgia College’s efforts toward diversity and inclusive excellence.

The diversity statement should be uploaded under “OTHER DOCUMENTS” in the application portal.

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