Faculty Positions

Current Faculty Positions for 2014

Counseling and Psychological Services 

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University is searching for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program to begin fall, 2014. This candidate is also expected to join the department’s Counselor Education and Practice doctoral program.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and Georgia State University have a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, women and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Atlanta is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant metropolitan area that provides numerous opportunities for cultural events as well as professional collaborations within Georgia State and the broader metro-Atlanta area.

Qualifications

The individual chosen for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:

  •     have an earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program
  •     must show evidence of and/or potential for a focused line of research
  •     have experience in and/or show potential for teaching core and specialized courses within the Mental Health Counseling curriculum
  •     license-eligible in Georgia

Responsibilities

Applicants will be primarily responsible for teaching clinical mental health core courses and specialty counseling courses in the masters level Mental Health Counseling Program. These courses may include, but will not be limited to, basic and advanced counseling skills, ethics and the law in mental health, and practicum and internship supervision. The ideal candidate will demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the professional development of clinical skills at the master’s level. Candidates with training and/or clinical experience in Motivational Interviewing (MI) will be highly considered. Additional responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to, participating in curriculum assessment and development; contributing to program administration; student advising and mentoring; and providing service to the community, university and professional organizations.

Applicants must also show evidence of and/or potential for a focused line of research. Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined research program that has the potential for or is supported by external funding.

Applications/Nominations

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Jonathan Orr
Search Committee Co-Chair
Department of Counseling and Psychological Services
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3980
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by October 15, 2013, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Early Childhood Education

There are no postings at this time.

Educational Policy Studies

There are no postings at this time.

Educational Psychology and Special Education

The Behavior Learning Disabilities (BLD) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University is seeking applications for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2014.  This is a 10-month, non-tenure track appointment with limited, separately compensated summer commitments.

The BLD Program is searching for an innovative, enthusiastic individual who will support the program’s and the department’s mission for training stellar teachers to work with students with high-incidence needs in urban schools and alternative settings.  The BLD program offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Responsibilities:  The Clinical Assistant Professor will be primarily responsible for teaching courses within the BLD Program, serving as a liaison between the BLD Program and partners in its dual certification  programs with Early Childhood Education and Middle Secondary Education, and coordinating all practicum and supervision activities for all BLD Programs (including working with the Office of Field Experiences to secure placements, recruiting and training supervisors, and ensuring compliance with local and state requirements for practica experiences). The Clinical Assistant Professor must also work collaboratively with BLD and Special Education faculty to assist in recruitment and program improvement activities, complete local, state, and national assessment reports, advise students, attend and/or chair program, department, and college-level committees, collaborate with local school districts and P-16 partners, and attend to other teacher education preparation responsibilities.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Earned doctorate in special education with emphasis on behavior and/or learning disabilities
  • At least 3 years of PK-12 Special Education classroom teaching experience
  • Experience supervising, teaching, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Experience working collaboratively with academic colleagues, schools, teachers, and community partners
  • Experience and expertise in urban contexts and/or with diverse populations is preferred.

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) official transcript of highest degree earned, and (4) three letters of recommendation to:
Ms. Ruth Ebenezer-Cook
Georgia State University
College of Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
P. O. Box 3979
Atlanta. GA  30302-3979

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Patton-Terry at npterry@gsu.edu.

The review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking a senior faculty member to address health disparities occurring at the intersection of developmental disabilities and racial and ethnic minority status. This position is part of GSU’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) (http://secondcentury.gsu.edu/), a major program to expand the University’s priority research areas that includes salary support for new faculty and doctoral-level fellowships. New faculty will add depth and breadth to current GSU interdisciplinary efforts related to the reduction and elimination of disparities in access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities from racial and ethnic minorities.

GSU is a research university located in downtown Atlanta with a diverse and growing student body. The university houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in related areas, including the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning, the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, the Language Research Center, the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program; university-level initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research; and inter-institutional collaborations including the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, the GSU/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and the Atlanta Census Data Research Center.

Appointment – Appointment begins Fall 2014, pending budget approval.

Qualifications:  Tenured on appointment, with preference given to appointments at the professor level.  Expertise in early language development and effects of early intervention in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism). This individual will join the Communication Disorders Program of the multi-disciplinary Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Science, or a related discipline.

Applicants are expected to have strong records of scholarship, funded research, excellence in teaching, and university and professional service.

Responsibilities: Conduct a successful, externally-funded research program that includes peer-reviewed publications. Collaborate with members of the cluster and other GSU Faculty to expand and strengthen research activities in health and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Coordinate and teach courses that address departmental priorities in areas of specialization. Provide academic and research advisement to graduate students, 2CI doctoral students, and trainees in the GaLEND Program. Promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and academic service.

Salaries: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.

Application Process: Applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter discussing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, two examples of published material, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of instructional effectiveness to Dr. Daniel Crimmins, Search Committee Chair at dcrimmins@gsu.edu with the subject line 2CI Faculty Position – (Communication Disorders).

While electronic submissions are preferred, application may be mailed to Dr. Daniel Crimmins, Center for Leadership in Disability, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3995.

Other documentation may be requested of applicants considered for interviews. Employment will be conditional on background investigation and receipt of an official transcript for the highest degree earned.

Women and members of historically underrepresented groups including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Georgia State University invites applications for up to two anticipated tenure-track Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty positions to contribute to its funded initiative: Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy. These anticipated positions are part of a major initiative to enhance existing strengths in language and literacy at Georgia State. The focus of this initiative is research with children and adults, with or without disabilities, who face challenges in acquiring language and literacy. In this university-funded initiative, more than 40 faculty members from 10 departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education come together to engage in interdisciplinary research. The initiative’s faculty has a broad range of external support including two national research and development centers from the Institute of Education Sciences in the areas of deafness and adult literacy and grants from the National Institutes of Health including a learning disabilities research innovation hub on reading and reading disabilities of African American children and a program project on neurocognitive factors for children with developmental dyslexia.

We encourage applicants whose program of research addresses basic or applied, conceptual or methodological issues concerning challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy with a particular interest in intervention research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in one of the disciplines, including, but not limited to, special education, psychology, educational psychology, or communication sciences and disorders. We anticipate one position will be filled within the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education. Another appointment is open to all programs within the initiative. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to take advantage of the interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities available within the Language & Literacy Program, have a strong record of programmatic research, obtain external grant support, and have a commitment to and experience in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research programs complement other faculty within this initiative (www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu).

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu) or Dr. Paul Alberto (palberto@gsu.edu). Submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of professional goals and research interests, evidence related to teaching interests and effectiveness, and the names and three letters of reference either electronically to Keneé Stephens at kstephens@gsu.edu, with the subject line “Language & Literacy Faculty Search”, or by mail to Attn. Ms. Keneé Stephens, Georgia State University, Language & Literacy Initiative, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010, USA. The review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled contingent on available funding.

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative 2CI (http://secondcentury.gsu.edu/), we anticipate faculty openings for three scholars (referred to as “The Cluster”) with established expertise in and focus on malleable factors leading to improvements in linguistic and literacy skills of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). Appointments begin Fall, 2013, pending budgetary approval. Cluster members will be hired at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (tenured on appointment) based on experience and skill set within the College of Education or the College of Arts and Sciences (depending on area of expertise). Participating programs include Deaf Education, Communication Disorders, Educational Psychology, and Psychology. Successful candidates will build upon existing strengths in research and productivity in special education/deaf education, speech-language pathology, language and literacy in atypical populations, including those learning English as a second language, and special education technology related to language and literacy for DHH. Successful applicants must have an interest in relating their areas of specialization to resolving heretofore intractable language and literacy problems associated with childhood hearing loss. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to Sign Language, visual learning, listening and language technologies including Cochlear Implants (CIs),  language and literacy learning in multi-lingual environments, and in English Language Learners (ELLs), and malleable factors associated with language, literacy, and learning including written language.

A Ph.D. in deaf education, language, literacy, special education, speech-language pathology, audiology, educational psychology, psychology, linguistics, technology, or other areas that enhance literacy among DHH children is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including current extramural research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of their research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness, where applicable; (c) a curriculum vitae; and (d) 3 representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

All materials should be sent to:

Chair of the 2CI Search Committee
in Achievement of Deaf Children
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302-3979

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Susan Easterbrooks (seasterbrooks@gsu.edu).

An offer of employment is conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body.

Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Kinesiology and  Health

The Department of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Education at Georgia State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology. This position will begin Fall semester 2014 and is renewable yearly.

Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in our undergraduate Exercise Science Program (e.g., clinical exercise physiology and applied laboratory), academic advising, supervising clinical exercise physiology internships, developing and maintaining clinical exercise physiology internship facility relationships and agreements, assisting student preparation for clinical exercise physiology certification exams, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or a closely related field.  Significant work-related experiences in a clinical exercise physiology program (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation or similar) and current ACSM certification (e.g., Clinical Exercise Specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist) are strongly preferred.  Evidence of successful college-level teaching is preferred.

Applications:  Qualified applicants should submit:

(1)   A letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position
(2)   Curriculum vitae
(3)   Official transcript of highest degree earned
(4)   Evidence of ACSM certification, and
(5)   Three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.

Mail application materials to:

Dr. Jeff Otis

Chair, Exercise Science Search Committee
Georgia State University
Department of Kinesiology and Health
P.O. Box 3975
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3975

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Otis (jotis@gsu.edu).  The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please see http://education.gsu.edu.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Learning Technologies Division

The Learning Technologies Division seeks an energetic, collaborative scholar who is well versed in the area of learning technologies. This tenure-track, full-time position requires a strong focus on research in learning technologies with theoretical and practical knowledge of technology integration in K-12 education.

Responsibilities:  Associated duties will include teaching courses online and F2F at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of instructional design, learning sciences, design thinking, technology leadership, and K-12 technology integration, as well as providing advisement to graduate students. In addition, the candidate will participate in program admissions, assessments/evaluations, and contribute to overall program development. Applicants should demonstrate a broad knowledge of pedagogical and technological skills, tools and methods as it relates to the K-12 environment, as well as a vision for ways to prepare teachers to use technology in teaching and learning. Finally, the candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, and participate in service activities that support the core values of the College of Education, the mission of the Learning Technologies Division and Georgia State University.

Minimum Qualifications:  The successful applicant is expected to have a doctorate in a field related to learning technologies by the time of appointment; a high level of competence and demonstrated success in advancing and researching innovative learning systems; the ability to secure external funding for research; and the ability to teach and advise graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. This candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship, as well as a willingness and ability to address diverse issues in the classroom. The candidate should show evidence of, or strong potential for, developing an active and significant research program in the area of learning technologies or a closely related field. Finally, the applicant should demonstrate a willingness and ability to assist the faculty and the community with technology integration.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Refereed research publications and presentations in national/international venues
• Teaching experience (in both traditional and online formats) at the graduate-level of courses in learning technologies or a related field
• Demonstrated ability to teach courses in instructional design, as well as several of the following areas: Interactive web or mobile learning design and development, digital video, instructional graphics, technology project management, web programming, distance education, learning theory within the context of instructional design, and/or learning technologies research methods
• Experience in securing external funding
• Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, local school districts, e-learning companies, governmental agencies and/or in areas related to design, development, research and evaluation
• Teaching and/or other technology integration experience in K-12 education in the United States

Applications/Nominations: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Steve Harmon, Chair
Learning Technologies Division
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3977
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980

Preference will be given to applications with supporting documents received by November 1, 2013, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. This assistant professor position is available starting in fall 2014. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Middle and Secondary Education 

The Department of Middle and Secondary Education is seeking a full-time clinical assistant professor in Science Education.

Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching and/or co-teaching science education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and providing leadership for online and other degree programs in science education, including facilitating online courses and programs, creating instructional materials, managing online orientations and advising, and administering a capstone project. Additional responsibilities include coaching and supervising preservice teachers in urban schools; advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving on departmental, college and university committees; and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

Qualifications:  Qualifications include an earned doctorate in science education or a related field; expertise in online or distance education; expertise in standards-based teaching; a strong background in current trends and issues in science education; knowledge of and experience with integration of learning technologies; experience in and commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in urban settings; dedication to new teacher mentoring and professional development; strong leadership skills and initiative; and strength as a researcher as well as a teacher/scholar.

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, official transcript of highest degree earned and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest to:

msejobs@gsu.edu

Please reference Log #15-016 in the subject line.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Dana Fox at dfox@gsu.edu.

This position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2014.  However, the position will remain open and applications accepted until filled. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The Department of Middle and Secondary Education is seeking a tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor in science education.

Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities include conducting research, publishing research and scholarship, seeking external funding to support research as appropriate to the area of inquiry, teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in science education, and providing service to the science education community. Additional responsibilities include mentoring doctoral students; advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving on departmental, college and university committees; and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

Qualifications:  Qualifications include an earned doctorate in science education or related area; evidence of scholarly work in science education; a strong background in current trends and issues in science education and standards-based instruction and assessment; experience and commitment in working with diverse students in urban settings and in professional development schools; and strength as a researcher, as well as a scholar/teacher.  Applicants for the associate or full professor position should have a robust research agenda, national reputation and strong record of external funding for research. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong methodological background and a well-defined research program that is supported by funding from a source that uses a rigorous peer review process.

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, official transcript of highest degree earned and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest to: msejobs@gsu.edu.

Please reference Log #15-015 in the subject line.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Dana Fox at dfox@gsu.edu.

This position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2014. However, the position will remain open and applications accepted until filled. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Salaries for all positions are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Separate application materials must be submitted for each position sought. Please include the log number of the position to which you are applying in your application as well as any other correspondence regarding the position. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, unless otherwise noted, and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment will be conditional based on the results of a background investigation.

About Georgia State University

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 32,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations. The university offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 250 fields of study in its eight colleges and schools.

About the College of Education

Georgia State University’s College of Education is committed to high quality instruction, research and service to a student population that reflects the diverse composition of our state and beyond. The college offers undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs for professional educators in areas such as early childhood, counseling, special education, leadership and health and physical education. Understanding, embracing and addressing the multifaceted needs of tomorrow’s learners, while offering effective and accommodating programming, are essential to the college’s continued success. In addition to its emphasis on teacher preparation, the College of Education is also making advancements in the fields of mental and physical wellness.

 
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