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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Columbus State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Job ID: 249493
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology at Columbus State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Psychology. The start date for this position is August 1, 2023.

The College of Letters and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, engaged learning, advising and mentoring students along with an active research and service agenda. Preference will be given to candidates who can expand course offerings related to his or her specializations for the department and engage students using experiential learning strategies. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of, or experience working with culturally diverse groups, and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research and/or service activities are preferred.

The Psychology program recently proposed establishing a PsyD doctoral program in clinical psychology. The proposed doctoral program is designed to prepare graduates for licensure as clinical psychologists, with an emphasis on Military and Veterans psychology. The successful candidate will foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work continuously to improve psychology education, and assist in the development of the PsyD doctoral program.

Normal teaching load is four classes per semester in both introductory and upper-level psychology courses. Courses may be taught during daytime and evening hours, using a variety of modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. with specialization in Developmental Psychology prior to the start date of August 2023.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional expertise in clinical psychology or other applied areas and/or experience with military populations is preferred.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of Effective Teaching
  • Statement of Research and Service Agenda
  • Other Document 1: Contact information for three (3) persons willing to provide letters of reference

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University's online employment site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Aisha Adams at

Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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