Faculty Positions

Current Faculty Positions

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

There are no positions available at this time.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE)

There are no positions available at this time.

Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

The Department of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies in the Educational Leadership Section.

Position Description:  Reporting to the department chair, the clinical assistant professor’s responsibilities include teaching courses in Educational Leadership / Administration, advising students in the Ed.D., Ed.S. and M.Ed. programs and providing service to the university, community and profession. The position requires a terminal degree and is a 10-month appointment with possible summer employment opportunities.  Research activities may be negotiated with the department chair as part of the workload in lieu of an emphasis on service.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational administration or a related / supporting area in education relevant to the Educational Leadership Section, and have the ability to teach courses in these areas. These courses are taught on-line, off-campus and on-campus, including evenings and weekends. This person will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students, work with diverse student populations, model technology use, provide service to the university and profession, and communicate effectively with educational partners. Additionally, it is required that the applicant have had previous experience as a building or system level leader in P-12 education and the ability to articulate and integrate certification requirements into course content. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience at a college or university especially in educational leadership, record of externally funded research, experience administering educational programs, experience teaching on-line courses, and knowledge of performance-based models of leadership preparation. Interest in working with a Principals Center associated with the Educational Leadership Section would also be desirable.

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

Mr. Jeff Stockwell
Department of Educational Policy Studies
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3977
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980
Inquiries should be address to [email protected]

Please reference Log # 19-002 in the subject line.

Mr. Jeff Stockwell can be reached at 404-413-8274

Before a contract for employment is offered, an official transcript of the highest degree earned is required.

Preference will be given to applications with supporting documents received by February 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected or the position is closed by the Dean. The clinical assistant professor position is available starting in fall 2018. 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 educational institution and an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders (ESC)

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 [email protected]. 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, [email protected] 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 Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication 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 2017. To apply, please submit your CV, research statement, examples of publications and three letters of recommendation electronically to Keneé Stephens at [email protected], with the subject line "Language & Literacy Postdoctoral Fellow Search." We will begin  reviewing applications January 31, 2017.

Questions can be directed to RCALL Program Co-Directors: Drs. Amy Lederberg ([email protected]) or Rose A. Sevcik ([email protected]).

Kinesiology and Health (KH)

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 ([email protected]) with “Kinesiology & Health Chair Application” in the subject line.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Christopher Ingalls, chair of the search committee, at [email protected] or (404) 413-8377.  More information about the Department of Kinesiology & Health can be found on the Department website (http://kh.education.gsu.edu).

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.

Learning Technologies Division (LTD)

There are no positions available at this time.

Middle and Secondary Education (MSE)

There are no positions available at this time.


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, 2017, 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.