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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Start date
Nov 7, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychological Science

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology faculty position in the Department of Psychological Science beginning August 2024. The area of specialization is Applied Psychology. High priority will be given to those with a Human Factors, Engineering, and/or Ergonomics focus, who can teach courses related to their field (e.g., Engineering Psychology) in addition to research methods, and statistics. 


  • Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all tenure track faculty members in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU.
  • The Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University is seeking applicants with a demonstrated record of impactful, applied research and teaching excellence. Faculty are expected to teach courses in their area of specialization and courses that are part of the required core in the psychology major. The standard teaching load is 9 credit hours (i.e., 3 courses) per semester, with the load being negotiable depending on research intensity. Those who seek to be research-intensive within the Department of Psychological Science are expected to not only engage in programmatic research that results in publications in refereed journals but also to secure extramural funding.
  • Faculty in the department have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, mentorship, and creating an inclusive learning environment for students of varied backgrounds. Service to the department, college, university, and/or profession is expected.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications Include

  • A Doctorate degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Psychology, with at least 18 graduate credit hours in psychology, must be earned by start date.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the university level.
  • Demonstrated record of research and scholarship within the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Specialization in Human Factors, Engineering or Ergonomics.
  • Effectiveness in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Effectiveness of teaching in different modalities (i.e., face-to-face-to-face, online, hybrid).
  • Experience/potential in securing external funding.
  • Knowledge and skills in user experience (UX) design.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 265465.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,, or by making a report at the following website:

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