Due Dec. 1: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern, Armstrong (Savannah)

  • 30 Oct 2020 2:09 PM
    Message # 9336122

    Assistant Professor—Search #67792

    College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and 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. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus. The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at


    Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

    Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The “new” Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

    Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’s academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution’s Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

    Within this setting, the Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and an APA-accredited PsyD. This individual position will involve teaching courses on the Armstrong campus, located in Savannah, Georgia. Current faculty within the department are engaged in the development of leading teaching techniques and highly innovative research pursuits and are highly collaborative and supportive of each other’s teaching, research, and service goals. 

    Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the assistant professor position requires teaching courses in our Biological and Evolutionary Bases for Behavior, Mental Processes, Behavior Change, and Experiential Learning areas, the candidate’s specialty area, as well as conducting research and providing service to the department and college. 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, by July 1, 2021

                          Evidence of successful college/university teaching experience

                          Experience working with diverse populations

                          Ability to include undergraduates in research that results in peer-reviewed publications consistent with a teaching-focused position

                          Ability to teach principles of learning in a nonhuman animal laboratory setting

                          Ability to lead and maintain a nonhuman animal laboratory consistent with IACUC standards

                          Ability to contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment

                          Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

                          Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

                          Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:

                          Experience or ability to teach courses in our Biological and Evolutionary Bases for Behavior, Mental Processes, Behavior Change, and Experiential Learning areas

                          Meets the qualifications to deliver courses within an ABAI verified course sequence in applied behavior analysis at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

                          Holds, or is eligible for, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential

                          Evidence of successful outcomes with undergraduate research projects

                          Interest in developing/teaching courses using multiple modalities, including face-to-face, online, and synchronous learning formats

                          Experience or potential for pursuing external funding

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. 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. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. 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:

                Joshua Williams, Search Chair, Search #67792

                                        Georgia Southern University

                Electronic mail: jlwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu

                Telephone: 912-344-2833

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology/. 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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