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Assistant/Associate Professor - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Human Services)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Human Services)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 264607
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities' rich and diverse heritages.

Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education seeks applicants for a tenure-track, faculty position at either the assistant or associate professor level beginning August 1, 2024. The program is seeking an energetic faculty member who can work within the academy and community to build a strong foundation for the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate's area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The department is comprised of 18 full-time faculty and staff who offer graduate programs in Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Work, and a Gifted and Talented Endorsement. For more information visit the department website at

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.For more information contact Dr. Kelley, Department Head, via email


Coordinating the program; teaching graduate courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which could topics of group dynamics, personnel selection, research design and analysis, employee law and personnel practice, practicum, human factors, statistics, psychometrics, internship, and other related courses; advising students; conducting a research agenda that consist of publications, presentations, and/or grant writing; providing service to the department, college, university, community, and businesses in the region.

Typical Allocation of Duties

Teaching - 80%
Teach classes.

Service - 10%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Scholarship - 10%

Conduct/present research in the employee's academic discipline.

Required Qualifications
    Doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a closely related field

    Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as well as scholarship

Preferred Qualifications
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant's career stage
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • A record of mentoring students
Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. It is not the intent of the institution to discriminate against any applicant for admission or any student or employee of the institution based on the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual.

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