The Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning no later than Fall, 2019. This position is a direct result of the University of Georgia’s Presidential Hiring Initiative to expand the data literacy of our student population. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a quantitative discipline (e.g., statistics, complex systems science) appropriate to Psychological inquiry prior to start date. Area of research is open but applicants who integrate advanced data and quantitative techniques into their research on psychological or neuroscience topics will be particularly favored. The successful candidate will have teaching expertise in data and quantitative sciences, broadly construed. Data Science includes but is not limited to contemporary social sciences‐based quantitative methods, advanced statistical methods, big data analytics, qualitative methods, or other specialized statistical methodologies of significant relevance to the Behavioral Sciences.

Candidates for this position will be expected to seek extramural funding (e.g. K awards; R21s, R01s). The department is dedicated to provide resources and assistance in the grant submission process. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the department at the graduate and undergraduate level, most specifically in areas of undergraduate and graduate statistical methodologies. Candidates could affiliate with one or more of our department’s core training areas: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Industrial/Organization Psychology.

The Department of Psychology has approximately 40 faculty members, 100 doctoral students, and approximately 1600 undergraduate Psychology majors. Successful applicants will join a nationally prominent and productive research faculty and department interested in promoting the careers of junior faculty. Collaboration with faculty across the department and the University is encouraged. Established collaborative associations with the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, the Center for Family Research, the Institute of Gerontology, the Bioimaging Research Center, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, the College of Public Health, the UGA/Augusta University Medical Partnership, and the Clinical and Translational Research Unit offer excellent research development opportunities. 

Athens, Georgia is well known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities (Explore Georgia Website)UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (Visit Athens Website). 

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. Candidates should apply here and include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and should have three letters of reference submitted at the same website. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 with full consideration given through February 03, 2019.



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