September 23, 2015

Job Opening at Georgia Southern University

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology—Search #67338
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Psychology

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Psychology Department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s (experimental emphasis) and an APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) degree programs. The Department is committed to the ideals set forth in the University’s regional mission. The individual in this position will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology position requires teaching, advisement, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications:
                      Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology by August 1, 2016
                      Evidence of potential for strong publication record
                      Effective communication skills
                      Ability to work with diverse populations
                      Research interests that complement existing departmental research interests

                      Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution 

Preferred Qualifications:
                      Commitment to research and service with rural and/or underserved populations
                      Experience with a variety of research methodologies
                      License or license-eligible at the doctoral level in Georgia
                      An integrative clinical theoretical orientation
                      Evidence of college/university teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate level
                      Record of extramural funding commensurate with experience

Screening of applications begins October 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and three or more letters of reference. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
                Dr. Jeff Klibert, Search Chair, Search #67338
                                                Department of Psychology
                                                Georgia Southern University
                                                P. O. Box 8041
                                                Statesboro GA 30460-8041
                Electronic mail:
                Telephone: 912-478-7282

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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