Assistant Professor, Psychology (Cognitive-Experimental)

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All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

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Position TitleAssistant Professor, Psychology (Cognitive-Experimental)Job Search IdentifierFacultyProposed SalaryCommensurate with credentials and experienceGeneral Summary of Responsibilities

The Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is accepting applications for a tenure-track, faculty position.

The primary teaching responsibilities will be introductory psychology courses and undergraduate courses that support the BA and BS degrees in psychology. Courses are both seated and online.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Smith at 229-245-6517 or [email protected]

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in psychology from a regionally-accredited university with a specialization in cognitive-experimental psychology;
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion;
• Commitment to recruitment, retention, and student success.

Preferred Qualifications

•Evidence of
– undergraduate teaching in both seated and online environments;
– undergraduate teaching of statistics, experimental, and introductory psychology, as well as undergraduate courses related to one’s specialty area (e.g., cognitive, sensation and perception, memory, etc.);
– implementation of APA guidelines for undergraduate psychology majors;
– conducting and publishing research with students.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.

Position Full-Time/Part-TimeStandard Hours40Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.

Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.

Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Teaching, lecture and/or laboratory.

Percentage Of Time60 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Scholarly activity resulting in publication of research in peer-reviewed journals, applying for external research funding, presentation of scholarly findings at professional meetings; and service to the department, college, university and community.

Percentage Of Time30Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting NumberF00391Desired Start Date08/01/2020Open Date09/30/2019Close Date10/31/2019EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest level of completed education?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Specialist Degree
    • ABD
    • PHD
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Plans
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/1/2019
    Application Due: 10/31/2019
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