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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Position at: Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychology—Search #67563 College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology 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. In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/. Within this setting, 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 Ph.D. 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: Joshua.williams@armstrong.edu Telephone: 912-344-2833 More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Deadline: 2018-03-01

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Josh Williams
joshua.williams@armstrong.edu
912-344-2833

Endowed Chair in Comparative Psychology at the University of South Alabama

Position at: University of South Alabama
The Psychology Department at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the Joan M. Sinnott Chair of Psychology. This unique, full-time (9 month), open-rank tenure-track position, funded by a private endowment and including funds for a graduate student, begins August 15, 2018. This position requires a Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with an established program of research in comparative psychology of speech, language, and communication. Researchers working on appropriate animal model systems, such as bird song, are especially encouraged to apply. Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active research program, mentoring graduate students through the Behavior and Brain Sciences (BBS) M.S. degree program, and providing service to the department, College, and University. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the BBS graduate program faculty, which currently consists of seven members, representing behavior-genetics, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, social-personality psychology, and teaching psychology. The BBS program is collegial and strives to foster a spirit of creativity and collaboration among its faculty and students. A primary goal of this search is to find someone who will contribute to this positive collegial environment. The University of South Alabama (USA) is located in Mobile, Alabama, along the Gulf Coast and in a region that is sure to please admirers of Nature. Renowned naturalist and Mobile native E.O. Wilson has described Mobile as an “American Amazon” because of its rich biodiversity. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, and the campus is about an hour away from beaches and about two hours away from New Orleans. USA enrolls over 15,500 students in more than 100 academic programs and includes an on-campus medical school. The Psychology Department is comprised of 15 full-time faculty and two graduate programs: the BBS program and an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Significant opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in both programs. Interested applicants should email a (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) description of research and teaching interests/experience to Josh Foster, BBS Search Committee Chair, at foster@southalabama.edu (please put all documents in PDF format). Following a review of these materials, select candidates will be asked to have three letters of recommendation sent to Josh Foster and to arrange to have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed by the granting institutions to Josh Foster. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Deadline: 2018-05-01

For more information, please contact:
Josh Foster
foster@southalabama.edu

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