Assistant Professor of Psychology - Tenure Track

Employer
Georgia College
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Psychology - Tenure Track

Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Job Summary

The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include introduction to psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and a course in their area of expertise.

The Department of Psychological Science is committed to supporting faculty who deliver high quality teaching, create research opportunities, and foster close student-faculty mentorship. We offer enthusiastic and innovative instruction by professors who teach courses in their specialty areas. Because this passion for psychology is sustained through active research and professional growth, the department is dedicated to supporting outstanding research facilities and continued faculty development. Our curriculum encourages undergraduate students to fully explore the multi-disciplinary field of psychological science. Through our teaching, research, and mentorship we instill respect for multiple viewpoints and approaches, while inspiring intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

We have 12 full time faculty representing both applied and experimental psychology. More information about the department can be found at http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/psychology


Responsibilities

Teaching and Instruction -

Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Teaching assignments can vary with need and vary over time.

The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include introduction to psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and a course in their area of expertise.

Faculty employees also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Examples of Teaching Responsibilities-Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description-Mentoring students

Scholarship and Creative Activity - Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some research and professional development possibilities:-Publication; peer reviewed scholarship-Presentations at professional meetings-Grants applications and grant-funded research-Membership and participation in professional organizations

Service to Institution - -Service responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science-Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation.

Public Service - Faculty-Public Service could include activities such as:-Interest in community outreach and engagement-Mentor and oversee students working in the community-Membership and participation in community organizations-Other significant services to the community

Requirements

Educational Requirements
Terminal degree in Psychology
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))

Other Required Qualifications
This faculty member may also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey

Required Experience
Coursework and previous experience (preferred) teaching the following courses, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred.

ABD candidates will be considered if the degree is conferred within the first year of employment.

Required Documents

Qualified candidates should submit:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Application Letter

3. Transcripts - scanned copies of transcripts illustrating the course work completed to meet accreditation standards

4. Research and Diversity statements should be limited to one single-spaced page each, combined into ONE document (i.e., two pages total), and uploaded in the "Additional Documents" section of the required attachments. A one-page diversity statement addressing how your teaching, research, and/or service activities might enhance our efforts toward diversity and inclusive excellence; and a one-page research statement briefly describing your program of research, and explicitly addressing how you might engage undergraduate students in your research activities. (See Required Qualifications section)

5. Teaching Philosophy

6. List of References


Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

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