Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position ID: 45690
Georgia State University
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Position Description
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Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Assistant Professor of Psychology (Log #21-022)

Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor, beginning August 2020, pending budgetary approval. The department seeks creative and engaging scholars whose research focuses on processes and/or outcomes of resilient communities and diverse populations (e.g., poverty and economic stability, human diversity, migration and immigration, mass incarceration, juvenile justice policies, health equity, and social justice activism/civic engagement, and positive youth development).

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to building one or more department strengths in community psychology, such as design and evaluation of social interventions across the lifespan, dissemination and implementation science, community-engaged participatory methods, translational prevention research, social network analysis, and multilevel modeling. Preference will also be given to scholars who do cross-cutting research that bridges subdisciplines of psychology and builds interdisciplinary connections to other fields. Bolstered by a strong external funding record, high impact faculty publications, a diverse and large undergraduate major, and a nationally competitive doctoral program, the Department of Psychology ( seeks to advance both basic knowledge and applied scholarship using innovative and diverse forms of inquiry to address the most challenging issues of the 21st century.

Georgia State University is an enterprising public R1 university located in downtown Atlanta, a global metropolitan area and one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse cities in the Southeastern U.S. A national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth, and enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities. Georgia State houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in which psychology faculty are actively involved, including the Resilient Youth Next Generation Initiative (, the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence (, the Urban Studies Institute (, the Georgia Health Policy Center (, the Mark Chaffin Center for Healty Development ( and others.

Application Procedure:

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 references. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Submit application materials electronically to Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 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: 
Psychology, General
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Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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