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Assistant Professor

Georgia State University
Georgia, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2020, pending budgetary approval. We seek scholars with substantive research interest in Aging and Health Disparities and/or Global Health. With a mission to make a positive impact in the lives of older adults, the GSU Gerontology Institute is a large and comprehensive program offering a Masters of Arts, Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates, and a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Gerontology Institute faculty and students are highly research active, interdisciplinary, community-engaged, and collaborative.

Georgia State University is an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, GSU is building a culturally diverse faculty, and the Gerontology Institute is committed to engaging diverse students and faculty in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.

The specific area of expertise within Health Disparities and/or Global Health is open. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a robust research agenda with potential for external funding; provide evidence of strong methodological skills; and demonstrate experience with/potential for high quality teaching and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students. Successful applicants must provide evidence of commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching and research. Preferred candidates will demonstrate: quantitative methodological skills, ability to teach Social Statistics and Research Methods, and preparedness to engage in effective service to the university and profession. A PhD in gerontology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in this position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of current and future research; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching statement, course syllabi, student evaluations); 5) a diversity statement addressing incorporation of diversity in research and teaching philosophies; and 6) three letters of recommendation.

Submit application materials to: Chivon A. Mingo, PhD, Chair of Recruitment Committee, electronically (preferred) or by mailing a hard copy to Georgia State University, Gerontology Institute, P.O. Box 3984, Atlanta, GA 30302. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. 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

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