Faculty Positions

Current Faculty Positions

Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)

Georgia State University seeks an outstanding clinical faculty member to join a dynamic and innovative graduate program. The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department is a unit of the College of Education and Human Development. Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, has a diverse student body and a strong commitment to both teaching and research.

Responsibilities: This is a teaching position that requires a 4-4 teaching load along with service requirements.  Teaching responsibilities include: supervising graduate students in on-campus and/or off­ campus practicum experiences in Audiology; teaching undergraduate or graduate classes in hearing science, audiology assessment, and aural rehabilitation.  Service requirements include: participating in service to the program, department, college, university, and the profession.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or Au.D. in audiology. Candidate must have a minimum of three years of audiology clinical experience, CCC-A, and eligibility for Georgia state licensure.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process:  Qualified applicants are asked to electronically submit:  1. cover letter discussing interest, qualifications, and areas of expertise, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. three letters of recommendation, and 4. transcript of highest degree earned to Dr. Debra Schober-Peterson, search committee chair at csdfacultysearch@gsu.edu.

Other documentation may be requested of applicants considered for interviews.

The review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is available beginning Spring Semester, 2020 (January).

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.

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

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Post-doctoral fellowships are available as part of the Research on the Challenges of Acquiring  Language & Literacy (RCALL) Initiative at Georgia State University.

RCALL is an innovative collaborative effort crossing colleges and departments. Our research is conducted by faculty and students from two colleges (Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development) and ten departments including the departments of Learning Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Applied Linguistics and Early Childhood Education. We have a distinctive interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy in children and adults. Our research programs address not only basic conceptual and methodological issues in the area of language and literacy acquisition, but also the design and evaluation of interventions that may help individuals overcome challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy. Fellows will work with interdisciplinary teams on one or more funded research projects.  For more information about RCALL and our faculty view our webpage: www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu.

As part of the university's Next Generation initiative, the two-year fellowship will provide trainees with intensive training in intervention research with special populations, analyses of existing databases using advanced statistical techniques, and in professional development, including grant writing and professional presentations and publication. We are seeking individuals who bring cutting-edge skills (e.g., in adaptive technologies, virtual reality, neuroimaging, complex methods of analyses) to their own programs of research.

Competitive two year fellowships are currently available for Fall 2019. To apply, please submit your CV, research statement, examples of publications and three letters of recommendation electronically to Keneé Stephens at kstephens@gsu.edu, with the subject line "Language & Literacy Postdoctoral Fellow Search." We will begin  reviewing applications January 31, 2019.

Questions can be directed to RCALL program co-directors: Drs. Julie A. Washington (jwashington@gsu.edu) or Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu).

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

There are no positions available at this time.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE)

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University, a Research I institution with considerable emphasis on recruiting productive scholars, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in creative and innovative education.

Responsibilities:  The faculty member is expected to maintain an active portfolio of research, scholarship, teaching and service efforts.  Primary scholarly responsibilities include maintaining an active and productive research agenda, including publications of research and scholarly work, participation in professional organizations and presentations at conferences. Instructional responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, teaching in a graduate program focusing on the creative and innovative education of children and adolescents and other courses as needed. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate students; serving on departmental, college and university committees; engaging in outreach and support of community partners involved in the creative education of students.

Qualifications: 

  • an earned doctorate in an educational field (such as but not limited to childhood studies, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, arts/math/literacy education) with emphasis on creative and innovative education;
  • demonstrated research and instructional efforts focused on innovation and creativity reflective of global and technological trends in education;
  • a strong background in working with community organizations and partners (e.g., maker spaces, arts institutions, museums, schools, after school programs); experience in and commitment to working with diverse student populations in urban settings;
  • strength as an educator working in school-based and/or out-of-school contexts.

A research focus on critical theory is a plus.

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit: letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, one to two page description of research plans, sample of recent scholarly writing and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.

Email application materials to Ms. La’Twan Roddey at COEECEJOBS@gsu.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Teri Holbrook at tholbrook@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2019.

Members of ethnic minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in elementary literacy education with expertise in biliteracy. Georgia State University is a Research I institution with considerable emphasis on recruiting productive scholars. We encourage applicants from a wide range of fields whose research examines the intersection of bilingualism and literacy education/research.

Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta, the capital and largest city in the state of Georgia. The birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is home to an increasing number of immigrants and refugees from around the world. The U.S. city with the second fastest growing foreign-born population, it is also home to an increasing number of schools with dual language immersion programs. Until recently, there has been no institution of higher education in the state of Georgia that prepared teachers for these programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the first such program in the state alongside current faculty and also be invited to hold an affiliation with GSU’s Center for Transnational and Multilingual Education (CTME).

Responsibilities:  The faculty member is expected to maintain research, teaching, and service efforts. Primary scholarly responsibilities include having an active and productive research agenda, including publications of research and scholarly work, and participation in professional organizations. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses in biliteracy for both monolingual and bilingual educators in addition to mentoring graduate students. Course instruction that takes place at local partner schools and community sites is encouraged. Additional responsibilities include providing service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations.

Qualifications: 

  • an earned doctorate with specialization in biliteracy, multiple literacies, educational linguistics, language and literacy education or a closely related field
  • proficiency in Spanish and English
  • experience in teacher development as related to teaching literacy to language minority students for monolingual and bilingual teachers
  • demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda
  • experience in and commitment to working with P-5 students in culturally and linguistically diverse populations including African American populations
  • ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team

Preferred Qualifications

  • potential to contribute to the development of Georgia’s dual immersion teachers at the Middle School level
  • experience in working with and demonstrated commitment to the families and communities of bilingual students
  • experience in working with and demonstrated commitment to university/K-12 school partnerships

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit: a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a transcript of highest degree earned, three letters of references, and a 1-2 page description of research plans accompanied by a sample of recent scholarly writing that is not the dissertation.

Email application materials to La'Twan Roddey at COEECEJOBS@gsu.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Laura May at lauramay@gsu.edu.

The review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2019.

Members of ethnic minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

There are no positions available at this time.

Kinesiology and Health (KH)

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time, ten-month, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in physical education Teacher Education (PETE) starting August 2019.

Position Summary: Applicants will teach courses in the physical education teacher education (PETE) program (undergraduate, masters and doctoral), in the area of teaching methods, models-based instruction, assessment, curriculum, and research on teaching. Additional background in the area of comprehensive school physical activity preferred. This faculty member will: (1) establish and maintain an independent line of research in their area of specialization leading to scholarly publications in refereed journals, presentations at national or international conferences, external grant funding, (2) mentor graduate student research, (3) assist with curriculum development and alignment with state and national standards, accrediting procedures and EdTPA, and (4) supervise student teachers. Service engagement at the department, college, university, community and professional levels is expected.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate by the time of appointment in the area of physical education teacher education, or related field from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in P-12 settings. Additionally, candidates must have a commitment to working successfully with diverse student populations.

Application Process: Qualified candidates should send email with a single PDF file with the following documents to KHHPESearch@gsu.edu  with “PETE Position Application” in the subject line.

A complete application packet should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the specified qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendations (the letters should be sent directly to the search committee)
  • Copy of transcripts of last degree
  • Statement of research interests and goals
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Rachel Gurvitch, chair of the search committee, at rgurvitch@gsu.edu or 404-413-8374.

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by November 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Expected start date is August 2019.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time, ten-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in exercise psychology beginning August 2019.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will conduct a scholarly research program focused on the promotion of physical activity that includes seeking external funding, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at professional conferences.  Duties will also include teaching courses within the exercise science undergraduate and master’s programs, and/or the exercise psychology doctoral concentration, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.  Additional expectations include service to the department, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a doctorate by the time of appointment in kinesiology, exercise science, or a closely related field with a specialization in physical activity promotion (e.g., exercise and sport psychology, health psychology, behavioral medicine, health promotion). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship, experience with interdisciplinary research, a clearly articulated research program, and strong teaching experience. Additionally, candidates must have a commitment to working successfully with diverse student populations.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program within a supportive interdisciplinary environment. Collaboration with colleagues in the department, college, university, and related research community is strongly encouraged.

Application Process: Qualified candidates should send email with a single PDF file with the following documents to KHEXESearch@gsu.edu with “Exercise Psychology Position Application” in the subject line.

A complete application packet should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the specified qualifications
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Copy of transcripts of last degree
  • Statement of research interests and goals
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Copies of at least two recent scholarly peer reviewed publications

In addition, three (3) current letters of recommendations are required to complete the application; however, letters should be sent directly to the search committee (not included in the above packet).

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rebecca Ellis, Chair of the search committee, at rellis@gsu.edu or 404-413-8370.

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by November 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  The expected start date is August 2019.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of department chair and full professor starting July 2019. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise psychology, health and physical education, sport administration or other closely related field. Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public Research I institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the southeast.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health is located in the College of Education and Human Development and is home to one of the most popular majors at Georgia State University.  The Kinesiology and Health department serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students annually, with a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. Twenty-two tenured, tenure-track faculty and clinical faculty members in the department contribute to Georgia State University’s top 10 rankings in both the most innovative university and best undergraduate teaching in the U.S by the U.S. News and World Reports in 2017. Faculty have a history of external funding from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of State, and various private agencies and organizations, and collaborate with the Neuroscience Institute, physical therapy, public health, nutrition, communication and Robinson College of Business departments, as well as the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University. The department supports state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in biomechanics, applied physiology, muscle biology, cardiovascular physiology, sport business and physical education pedagogy, as well as Centers in Movement & Rehabilitation Research and Sport and Urban Policy.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will lead and enhance the research, education, and service mission through effective communication and collaboration.  Preference will be given to candidates currently at the rank of professor.  Tenure may be granted for qualified candidates.  Candidates should have a demonstrated record in academic leadership and management, including experience in budgeting and resource allocation, academic program assessment, as well as hiring, developing, and supervising faculty and staff.  A record of excellence in scholarship and extramural research funding, teaching, and experience with interdisciplinary research is also recommended.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Report to the dean of the College of Education and Human Development
  • Represent and advocate for the interests of students, faculty, and staff to the dean, the University, and communities of interest
  • Advance core values of trust, fairness/equity, and accountability, as well as shared departmental commitment to equity, access, success and diversity
  • Manage and allocate department budget and resources
  • Oversee the growth of the departmental external funding portfolio
  • Supervise academic program review
  • Oversee the quality of instruction, credit hour production and class assignment
  • Evaluate faculty for annual reports and promotion and tenure
  • Oversee faculty hiring and development
  • Engage in strategic planning for the department and college

Applications/Nominations:  Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes evidence of academic leadership, philosophy of leadership and managerial style, and interpersonal strengths, as well as a curriculum vita and a transcript of highest degree earned.  Candidates selected for interviews will also submit three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.

Application materials should be emailed as a PDF file to:

Dr. Christopher Ingalls (KHChairSearch@gsu.edu) with “Kinesiology & Health Chair Application” in the subject line.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Christopher Ingalls, chair of the search committee, at cingalls@gsu.edu or 404-413-8377.

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by November 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Expected start date is July 1, 2019.  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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Sport Administration program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The Sport Administration Program offers three degree programs: Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Sport Administration, and PhD concentration. The program houses the Rankin Cooter Sports Business Research Lab and the Center for Sport and Urban Policy.

Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in the heart of Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. Located a few blocks from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena, faculty members have a unique opportunity to partner with professional and collegiate organizations, as well as a variety of sport businesses.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Sport Management or related discipline by the start of the position (August 2019). Candidates for this position should demonstrate an active sport management research agenda, a record of outstanding university level teaching, and interest and expertise in advising graduate level research. While we are seeking the best possible candidates, preferred candidates will be able to teach at the graduate- level in one or more of the following areas: Cultural Aspects of Sports, Sport Law, Sport Management and Leadership, or electives

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching Sport Administration courses at the MS and PhD levels (2-2 teaching load) and conducting sport management research. Other responsibilities include thesis and doctoral committee advising, academic advising of graduate students, and department and college committee-based service.

Appointment: The 10-month tenure-track position begins August 2019. Summer teaching opportunities may be available annually.

Application Process: Interested applicants should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, and a copy of the transcript of highest degree earned to SportAdminSearch@gsu.edu. Final candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendation.

Questions, please contact: Dr. Beth Cianfrone, Search Committee Chair at 404-413-8362 or email: bcianfrone@gsu.edu

For full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 2, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Learning Sciences (LS)

The Department of Learning Sciences, at Georgia State University's College of Education & Human Development, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied behavior analysis to begin August 2019.

The Department of Learning Sciences is committed to excellent college teaching and to strong research programs that are externally funded. The department averages five million dollars annually in external funding from various federal agencies such as the Institute for Educational Sciences, the Office of Special Education programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Strong internal research support for faculty is available. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body of over 50,000. GSU is classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) and as a minority-serving institution; it is ranked # 4 in the U.S. for innovation. Atlanta is a vibrant capital city of over five million people with many cultural and business opportunities.

Responsibilities: The applicant hired for this position will conduct research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, provide University and professional service, advise students and direct graduate research in applied behavior analysis.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have practical experience in the application of the principles of behavior analysis (e.g, organizational behavior management, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral based safety, health promotion, behavioral pharmacology, general and special education), hold a current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential, have an active research line and demonstrate the potential for securing external grant funding. Candidates with research interests in urban contexts or with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. Highly competitive candidates will have expertise in urban contexts or with diverse populations. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in these or related areas. In addition, candidates will be expected to possess advanced research methodological competencies necessary to conduct field-leading research. An earned doctorate in educational psychology, special education, psychology, applied behavior analysis or a related field is required.

How to Apply: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, no more than two selected publications, a  transcript of highest earned degree, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to EPYfacultysearch@gsu.edu and reference Log # 20-003 in the subject line. Please be advised that if recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a criminal background check as a prior condition of employment.

Questions/inquiries: Please direct all questions or inquiries to Dr. Christopher Tullis (ctullis2@gsu.edu), chair, educational psychology – behavior analysis search committee.

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Members of ethnic minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Department of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development invites an energetic, collaborative scholar to apply for our tenure-track assistant professor position in learning disabilities to begin August 2019.

The Department of Learning Sciences is committed to excellent college teaching and to strong research programs that are externally funded. The department averages five million dollars annually in external funding from various federal agencies such as the Institute of Educational Sciences, the Office of Special Education programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Strong internal research support for faculty is available. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body of over 50,000. Georgia State University is classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) and as a minority-serving institution; it is ranked #4 in the U.S. for innovation. Atlanta is a vibrant capital city of over five million people with many cultural and business opportunities.

Responsibilities: Applicants will be expected to maintain a high professional profile through research and scholarly leadership; teach, supervise, and advise undergraduate/graduate students; and provide national, local, and university-level service.

Qualifications: Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education (or related field) with an emphasis on learning disabilities. Qualified applicants need to demonstrate their ability, or potential, to be actively engaged in research, teaching, and service. Applicants should demonstrate an active research agenda, with evidence of or emerging potential for, securing external funding and dissemination of research and scholarly work through high-impact publications and presentations. Applicants should demonstrate their ability, or potential, to actively engage those in PK-12 settings and recruit/mentor doctoral students. Having an elementary focus is desirable but not required.

Applications: Applicants should send (a) a letter of application which describes: current and future research and scholarship activities; a commitment to high-quality undergraduate/graduate level teaching via various modes (e.g., hybrid); a commitment to excellence in urban education; and a strategy to be visibly active within the field of learning disabilities; (b) curriculum vita; (c) transcript of the highest degree earned; and (d) three letters of recommendations who can speak to one's qualifications specific to this position.

Send materials to:

David E. Houchins, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Learning Sciences
College of Education and Human Development
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA  30302-3979

Send inquiries to David E. Houchins, PhD at dhouchins@gsu.edu.  The review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), we anticipate faculty openings for two scholars with established external funding and research in adult literacy. The 2CI program focuses on expanding the university’s priority research areas and includes support (start-up funding) and funded doctoral student fellowships. New faculty will add depth and breadth to the current federally-funded IES Center for the Study of Adult Literacy and to the newly developing College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center (ALRC). Appointments are anticipated to begin Fall 2017.

Position Description: Faculty members will be hired at the rank of professor or associate professor (possibility with tenure on appointment). Applicants are expected to have strong records of scholarship, funded research, excellence in teaching, and service in family literacy or health literacy. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to be part of a variety of adult literacy related initiatives, such as helping to develop the ALRC, helping to plan professional development instruction for Georgia’s adult literacy teachers, and participating in numerous community related opportunities, such as access to adult literacy programs and adult literacy advocacy groups.

Qualifications: A doctorate in relevant areas, such as health communication, public health, family studies, educational psychology, language, and/or literacy is required. Upon hire, faculty members will be expected to conduct a successful, externally-funded research program that includes peer-reviewed publications in the area of adult literacy. Tenure can be considered in the College of Education & Human Development, or the School of Public Health in an appropriate department.

Applications/Nominations: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. For questions, please contact Daphne Greenberg at dgreenberg@gsu.edu. Applicants are asked to send a cover letter discussing interest and qualifications, and a curriculum vita.

All materials should be sent to: Ruth Ebenezer-Cook, Business Manager II, ruthebenezer@gsu.edu or 404-413-8042. Please reference Log #16-040 in the subject line.

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

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. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral fellowships are available as part of the Research on the Challenges of Acquiring  Language & Literacy (RCALL) Initiative at Georgia State University.

RCALL is an innovative collaborative effort crossing colleges and departments. Our research is conducted by faculty and students from two colleges (Arts & Sciences and Education & Human Development) and ten departments including the departments of Learning Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Applied Linguistics and Early Childhood Education. We have a distinctive interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy in children and adults. Our research programs address not only basic conceptual and methodological issues in the area of language and literacy acquisition, but also the design and evaluation of interventions that may help individuals overcome challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy. Fellows will work with interdisciplinary teams on one or more funded research projects.  For more information about RCALL and our faculty view our webpage: www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu.

As part of the university's Next Generation initiative, the two-year fellowship will provide trainees with intensive training in intervention research with special populations, analyses of existing databases using advanced statistical techniques, and in professional development, including grant writing and professional presentations and publication. We are seeking individuals who bring cutting-edge skills (e.g., in adaptive technologies, virtual reality, neuroimaging, complex methods of analyses) to their own programs of research.

Competitive two year fellowships are currently available for Fall 2019. To apply, please submit your CV, research statement, examples of publications and three letters of recommendation electronically to Keneé Stephens at kstephens@gsu.edu, with the subject line "Language & Literacy Postdoctoral Fellow Search." We will begin  reviewing applications January 31, 2019.

Questions can be directed to RCALL program co-directors: Drs. Julie A. Washington (jwashington@gsu.edu) or Rose A. Sevcik (rsevcik@gsu.edu).

Middle and Secondary Education (MSE)

The Department of Middle and Secondary Education at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in Critical Literacies Education with a strong focus on instruction, assessment and clinical practice in PK-12 school settings.

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities include teaching courses with our preservice and inservice teachers and serving as program coordinator for the Master of Education in Literacies programs (online and on-campus). Applicants may also teach graduate level courses in the M.A.T., M.Ed., and EdD. programs in the department. Additional responsibilities include: participating in literacies program development; advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; participating in professional conferences and organizations, and engaging in scholarly activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in literacy with a clear focus on Pk-12 critical literacies instruction and assessment.  S/he should have a strong background in current trends and issues in education for PK-12 students; experience and commitment in working with diverse students in urban settings; and strengths as a clinician as well as a reading specialist/teacher leader/literacy coach. Applicants with successful teaching and assessment experiences in Pk-12 settings or other relevant experiences with elementary, middle and/or high school students are preferred. Applicants with an interest in critical literacies instruction and assessment in teacher education scholarship and program redesign are particularly welcome.

Department of Middle and Secondary Education:

The Masters of Education Literacies degree program is housed within the Department of Middle and Secondary Education. The program has concentrations in reading instruction/specialists, digital literacies, and families, communities and culture. Our acclaimed diverse faculty, among the leading researchers and teachers in their fields, come from countries around the world and are committed to bettering the human condition. Our mission is to engage in research, teaching and service in urban environments with people from multiple cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. We work collaboratively with people in schools, communities and organizations in Atlanta and around the world. We are committed to innovation and creativity and to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice. We strive to realize our vision of pluralism, equity and social justice where individuals have equal access to meaningful learning opportunities throughout their lives and the chance to apply their knowledge and skills for the greater good.

Deadline and Process:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a transcript of highest degree earned, two samples of scholarly work or works in progress, and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.

Applications should be submitted via email (preferred) to gkearney@gsu.edu

or mail to:

Mrs. Gwendolyn Kearney
Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3978
Atlanta, GA 30302-3978

The review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available for August, 2019.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Salaries

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 October 1, 2018, 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 & Human Development

Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development 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 & Human Development is also making advancements in the fields of mental and physical wellness.