Assistant Professor of Psychology
Posting DetailsPosition Information Business Title Assistant Professor of Psychology Position Number Home Department Psychological Science Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Appointment Faculty (10-month) Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable Work Schedule
40 hours per week, Monday–Friday including some weekends and evenings for special eventsWork Hours per week 40 Travel Required? N Primary Function of Organizational Unit
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
Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundational 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.
Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 190 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.
Arts and Sciences Mission: The fundamental mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to promote critical reflection and advancement of knowledge by teaching the core curriculum and offering rigorous and comprehensive major programs that challenge students to address the analytic, historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of their discipline; and to graduate students with the ability to think critically and creatively; act with ethical awareness; communicate effectively in a free and open exchange of ideas; and prepare to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to our state, our nation, and the global community.
Georgia College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the workforce, student body, and curriculum. Candidates who share these commitments are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have an interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting and embracing the teacher/scholar model.Primary Purpose of Position
The Georgia College Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with an area of specialty in clinical/counseling psychology.
The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include an undergraduate research lab, an upper division course in abnormal psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and/or courses in their area of interest. Preference will be given to applicants whose interests and areas of expertise will enable the department to expand the breadth of courses and research opportunities available to students.
Ideal candidates will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to student-centered teaching and mentorship in the liberal arts tradition.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing Job duties performed for the above function
Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Teaching assignments can vary over time to meet student need. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
The candidate will teach 12 course hours per semester to include an undergraduate research lab, an introductory level course focused on the development of critical thinking skills, introductory psychology, research methods, psychological statistics, and/or courses in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants whose interests and areas of expertise will enable the department to expand the breadth of courses and research opportunities available to students.
Examples of Teaching Responsibilities
– Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description
– Mentoring students
This faculty member will 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.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity Job duties performed for the above function
Psychological Science faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some expected research and professional development possibilities:
– Publication; peer reviewed scholarship
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Grant applications and grant-funded research
– Membership and participation in professional organizations
Produce original research such as peer-reviewed journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters related to the discipline.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution Job duties performed for the above function
Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation, and includes activities such as:
- faculty senator
- student organization advisor
- search committee member
- standing committee representative
All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level. Duties include service on college-level and university-level committees, advising students regarding career options, and support of department-level outreach activities.Key Functions and Related Job Duties Key Function Faculty - Public Service Job duties performed for the above function
Faculty contribute service beyond the institution that draws on their professional expertise and experience.
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
Professional development includes efforts to improve in the major job duties, such as a researcher and in skills related to teaching.Other Duties and Responsibilities Other Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.Equal Opportunity Statement
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.Minimum Requirements Proposed Minimum Experience/Education
Doctoral degree in Psychology (or A.B.D. if the degree will be conferred within the first year of service)
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))Department Required Skills
Coursework and previous experience (preferred) teaching the following courses: Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to PsychologyList any other requirements
Research interest appropriate for an undergraduate research lab.Preferences Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
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 expected.Posting Detail Information Posting Number F0205 Desired Start Date 08/01/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 08/01/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
The Georgia College Department of Psychological Science seeks to create an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse learning and professional environment. We also highly value providing students with mentorship opportunities where they can develop skills in designing, implementing, and presenting scholarly research (see http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/psychology/research for more information).
As such, qualified candidates should submit:
1. A one page diversity statement addressing how your teaching, research, and/or service activities might enhance our efforts toward diversity and inclusive excellence.
2. A one page research statement briefly describing your program of research, and explicitly addressing how you plan to engage undergraduate students in your research activities.
The research and diversity statements should be limited to one single spaced page each, combined into ONE document (i.e. two pages total), and uploaded under “OTHER DOCUMENTS” in the application portal.Reference Letters Reference Letters Accept References No Minimum Requests Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference Applicant Special Instructions Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
- ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
- * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
- Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
- Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
- Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
- No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
- * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- List of 3 References and Contact Information
- Other Document
- Unofficial Transcripts