Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

Position Number: 53063438

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The Department of Psychological Science at The University of North Georgia invites applications for a one (1) - year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science position at the Dahlonega campus. Appointments are set to begin August, 2017 (pending funding). Specialty area is open, but preference will be given to candidates with specialization in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and engagement of undergraduate students in scholarly pursuits is essential. Successful applicants will be able to teach some of the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Health Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Theories, and Tests and Measurement.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The Dahlonega campus is a residential campus of approximately 7,000 students nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with close proximity to Atlanta and numerous outdoor activities.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Visiting Assistant Professor will:
  • Teach 12 hours per semester (undergraduate), including a combination of service courses, upper level offerings, and courses in their specialty area.
  • Have the opportunity to engage in professional development and scholarly pursuits and the involvement of Undergraduate students in these endeavors.
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to the department, University, and their profession through appropriate service obligations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Successful applicants will be able to teach lower and upper level courses as well as courses in their area of specialization. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • A Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field, prior University-level teaching experience, and experience engaging undergraduate students in scholarly activities is preferred.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate from an APA-accredited Psychology program by time of appointment (August, 2017) and who are licensed or license-eligible in the state of Georgia.
  • Candidates with ABD status may be considered.

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2017

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Sample of Scholarly Publications, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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