Assistant Professor of Psychology – Search #67979

Georgia Southern University

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (CBSS) embraces Georgia Southern's research impact area on vibrant communities, to include civic infrastructures and public services, community health and wellbeing, and quality of life. CBSS has a particular interest in furthering research and scholarship in the area of community resilience. Communities must continuously innovate and adapt to meet the unique social, economic, technological, and environmental challenges and opportunities in their area. Community resilience represents the capacity to absorb, improve, and transform in the face of these challenges. Overall resilience is determined by specific community capacities and social dimensions that provide communities with the ability to act collectively and implement a coordinated response. We seek scholars who engage in the work of building capacity for resilient communities, broadly defined.

Within this setting, the Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science with concentrations in Experimental Psychology and Behavior Analysis, and an APA-accredited PsyD. This position will primarily 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 some combination of courses within our Psychology Master's Program in Behavior Analysis and our Psychology Bachelor's degree program, as well as conducting research and providing service to the department and college. The position is an academic (10-month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate (i.e., Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in psychology, or a closely related field, by July 1, 2024.
• Evidence of successful college/university teaching experience.
• Meets the qualifications to deliver courses within an Association for Behavior Analysis International Verified Course Sequence in behavior analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level to allow students to meet the coursework requirements for professional certification in behavior analysis.
• Holds, or is eligible for, the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.
• Ability to include undergraduates and graduate students in research that results in peer-reviewed publications consistent with a teaching-focused position.
• Interest in teaching courses that complement those of current faculty on the Armstrong campus.
• Interest in developing/teaching courses using multiple modalities, including face-to-face, online, and synchronous learning formats.
• 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.
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience or ability to teach courses in Basic Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis, Ethics in Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Assessment, Supervisory and Disciplinary Systems, Measurement and Single-case Design, and Behavior Change Techniques.
• An area of expertise in domains that are complimentary to the current faculty's areas of research and practice.
• Experience in, or potential for, pursuing external funding.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins October 20, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. 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. 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:

Jennifer L. Wertalik, Search Chair, Search #67979
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: https://tinyurl.com/bdfvr9sf
Telephone: 912-344-3218

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu. 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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About Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution and serves over 26,400 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations.

 With three vibrant campuses — the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville — Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth. Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities.

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.

Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.


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