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Faculty - Assistant Professor of Psychology

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GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation. Positions requiring the use of a purchasing credit card will be subject to a credit check as a condition of employment.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Nov 7th is the date applications will begin to be reviewed.

Posting Details 

Position Information

Business Title Faculty - 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 events

Work 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 6,600 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 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state. Additionally, many of the university’s graduate programs are located in nearby Macon and Warner Robins.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. 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.
The College: 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 185 full-time faculty in twelve 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 prepared 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 embrace a teacher/scholar model.

Primary Purpose of Position

Teach 12 hours per semester to include an undergraduate research lab. Coursework and previous experience (preferred) teaching the following courses: Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology in addition to research interest. Scholarship and Service responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teach 12 hours per semester to include an undergraduate research lab. Coursework and previous experience (preferred) teaching the following courses: Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology in addition to research interest.

Examples of Teaching Responsibilities
– Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description
– Mentoring students

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

Scholarship responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Service responsibilities expected of tenure track faculty in Psychological Science

Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation.

Key Function Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function

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

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

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: Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology

List any other requirements

Research interest appropriate for an undergraduate research lab.

Other Job Requirements

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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 F0118
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Nov 7th is the date applications will begin to be reviewed.

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 (*).

  1. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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
  3. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have obtained
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD (all but dissertation)
    • Doctorial

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Optional Documents