Assistant Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Position Responsibilities: Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Psychology to begin August 2018. The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will have a productive research program involving undergraduates and with potential for peer-reviewed publications, documented evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to mentoring and advising students. The most desirable candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization and periodically cover courses that are part of the required core in the psychology major. The candidate may be required to teach other courses according to department needs.

The teaching load is nine credit hours per semester (approximately 3 courses). An active research agenda involving undergraduates and service are expected.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience:

A doctoral degree in psychology or closely related area, or its foreign equivalent, is required. (ABD will be considered, but the candidate must have the degree by the beginning of the contract period). Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education, recently becoming one of the 50 largest universities in the United States and receiving an R3 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. With two campuses in suburban Atlanta, KSU currently enrolls more than 35,000 traditional and nontraditional baccalaureate and graduate students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a spectacular array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. The culture is diverse and cosmopolitan, with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit and rich history.

The Department of Psychology has 34 full-time and several part-time faculty supporting a major and minor in psychology. The department has a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and a commitment to providing a rigorous education that prepares 1600+ majors (Bachelor of Science) and minors for careers and graduate training. Department resources include a 40-channel electroencephalograph, eye tracker, testing rooms with and without computers, and software for online survey administration.

Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Department wishes to reinforce this commitment and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

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For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, 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.

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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.


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