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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Middle Georgia State University
MGA - Macon

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Location: MGA - Macon
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 266470
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the state.

Department Information

The Department of Psychology and Criminal Justice includes programs that are designed to produce scientifically analytic, critical thinkers prepared to succeed in meeting the challenges of modern life. We emphasize career preparation in the behavioral sciences through lifelong learning. The Department offers an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Doctorate in Public Safety.

Job Summary

This position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology (open area of specialization), to begin in Fall (August) 2024. The area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with specializations in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Biopsychology (broadly defined), Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, or Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to other courses to be taught, candidates should have the background and expertise to teach courses in 1 or more of the following: Biopsychology, Abnormal Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Behavioral Genetics, Statistics for Psychology, Research Methods, Evolutionary Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, or User Experience Design/the Psychology of UX. Successful applicants will teach courses within the B.S. program in Psychology. The standard teaching load at MGA is a 4/4 course load. The position also involves expectations for student mentoring, supervising student research, university service, and scholarship. Travel among our campuses is expected. This is a ten (10)-month faculty position, with the option to teach Summer courses. Regular on campus presence is also required for the position. Teaching responsibilities will include face to face and online courses.


Teach a workload of a variety of four courses per Fall and Spring semester, in courses for the B.S. program in Psychology.
Serve on committees for the university, school, and department.
Scholarship and research activities.
Mentor undergraduate students.
Actively pursue continuous improvement in teaching.
Actively engage in activities aimed at improving student success.
Be present on campus regularly/weekly.

Required Qualifications

Required Educational Qualifications

Doctorate in Psychology or Neuroscience (or closely related field) from a regionally accredited university (or international equivalent). Field/Area of specialization is open, but candidates will be evaluated on their fit with particular course teaching needs. ABD considered as long as conferred by August 2024.

Required Experience

Experience in a university setting.
Experience that warrants a tenure-track appointment.
Experience teaching related courses at the college-level.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience

Experience with online course delivery will be a plus.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Letter of interest, including your teaching philosophy.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
  4. Research Statement, including description of any experience supervising student research.
  5. Name and contact information for three professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Other Information

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent:
CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning

Other Information

Start date for this position is August 1, 2024.

This is a full-time, 10-month, faculty position and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement


One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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