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Open Rank Tenure Track - Psychology - Log #25-025 & 25-026

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Date posted
Oct 11, 2023

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Two Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Psychology

The Psychology Department at Georgia State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty members, one in Cognitive Sciences (at the level of assistant) and one in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (at the level of assistant or associate), to join a vibrant and interdisciplinary department. We seek creative and engaging scholars who will contribute to building department strengths in the aforementioned areas, mentors who have a commitment to trainees, and colleagues who value collaborations across programs and departments within the university and beyond. A successful candidate will have a PhD in psychology or a related field and a research program that enhances our department's collaborative environment.

Preferences: In the Cognitive Sciences area, we seek an assistant professor with a program of research that complements or extends our existing areas of focus in comparative psychology, cognitive psychology, and/or language and cognition. Preference will be given to scholars who conduct research that would support one of our existing areas of focus, such as non-invasive behavioral and cognitive primate research, comparative non-human primate and human cognition and behavior, human cognition, or language and cognition. While the particular topic area is not constrained, the successful candidate will likely engage with scholars at our existing centers, such as the Language Research Center primate research center, or initiatives, such as Brains & Behavior and Language & Literacy.

In the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience area, we seek an assistant or associate professor with a program of research that complements our existing strength in neuroscience. Preference will be given to scholars who conduct research integrating cognitive and affective behavior with different brain-focused methods and data in their research such as neuroimaging, genomics, or cutting-edge computational techniques (e.g., machine learning/prediction), or neurostimulation techniques (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)). The particular topic or application of cognitive neuroscience techniques is not constrained; there are strong synergies possible with existing programs in cognitive models, linguistic processing, aging effects, racial trauma, neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, neurogenetics or neuroinflammation, decision making, neuroethics, psychopathology, or others.

Department of Psychology: Bolstered by a strong external funding record, high impact faculty publications, a diverse and large undergraduate group of majors, 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. External funding in the Department of Psychology exceeds $4 million (direct and indirect) annually. The Department of Psychology currently has 41 faculty members and over 100 graduate students across five doctoral programs, including Clinical, Cognitive Sciences (CGS), Community, Developmental, and Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (NCN).

About Georgia State University: Georgia State University is an enterprising public RI university located in downtown Atlanta, one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse cities in the Southeastern U.S. with access to a metropolitan population of over 6 million. A national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth and enrolling and graduating one ofthe most diverse student bodies in the nation, GSU provides its world­ class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities. GSU's dedication to student success has drawn national accolades. The 2022 U.S. News and World Reports rankings placed GSU as the #2 public university for undergraduate teaching, the #2 most innovative university, and #11 in the nation for social mobility. GSU is the #1 public or nonprofit university to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African Americans in the U.S. In addition, GSU received the Insight Into Diversity's 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The university houses a number of interdisciplinary initiatives and centers, including the Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI). the Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) Center, the Language Research Center, the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning. the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence. and University initiatives in Language & Literacy and Brains & Behavior. Georgia State University researchers receive over $142 million from external funding agencies annually.

Application Procedure:

Interested individuals should submit:

(a)  a research statement that describes the candidate's current program of research and likely future research if they were to join GSU,

(b)  an instruction statement that describes the candidate's teaching/mentoring philosophy and experience,

(c)   a curriculum vita,

(d)  up to three representative publications,

(e)   which (or both) open positions the candidate is applying for.

Additionally, applicants should arrange to have three professional references submit letters of support directly to The letters should highlight the candidate's expertise and training.

A Ph.D. or equivalent training is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must be competent to supervise graduate students. 

Submit application materials electronically to Review of applications will begin November1,2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date in August 2024. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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