The Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology. This position is located on the Armstrong campus.

The Department of Psychology offers bachelors’ and master’s degrees as well as an APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology). The department also offers psychological services through its Psychology Clinic and the Regents Center for Learning Disorders. The individual in this position will teach courses at the undergraduate level on the Armstrong campus, located in Savannah, Georgia. The Armstrong campus offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, and a Bachelor of Science with tracks in experimental psychology and a new neuroscience track.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Psychology requires teaching psychological statistics, research methods, as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty area; conducting research; and performing departmental and university service responsibilities. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in Psychology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology coursework, by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of college/university teaching excellence
  • Ability to include undergraduates in research that results in peer-reviewed publications, consistent with a teaching-focused position
  • Interest in teaching statistics and research methods, as well as specialty courses that complement those of existing faculty at the Armstrong campus in Savannah
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching statistics, research methods, neuroscience, or other courses that complement those of existing faculty at the Armstrong campus in Savannah
  • Experience with a variety of research methodologies
  • Interest in pursuing funding, particularly grants that benefit students
  • Experience working with undergraduates in research

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Josh Williams, Search Chair, Search #67563
Department of Psychology
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2833