ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Department of Psychology and the Center for Family Research at the University of Georgia (www.uga.edu/psychology/) jointly invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for Fall, 2016. We seek applicants whose research program addresses issues related to health psychology. We particularly encourage applicants who address inflammatory processes in health and health outcomes, and/or substance use. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or any related field and a strong record of research. We are especially interested in those with post-doctoral training and experience with external funding and/or proposal development. The successful candidate will also be prepared to contribute to the instructional mission of the department at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will develop a strong collaborative connection to a productive research team within the University of Georgia’s Center for Family Research (http://www.cfr.uga.edu/). Current research in the center focuses on health disparities that result from the inflammatory and neuroendocrine processes arising in early risk and family processes, and the way in which these processes may contribute to substance use and other health outcomes in adulthood. The connection with the CFR is expected to provide a number of professional enrichment opportunities, including opportunities for research collaboration, mentorship in grant writing, and strong support for grant writing efforts. In addition, the successful candidate will join a large and diverse Department of Psychology that encourages and supports multi-disciplinary collaboration. Tenure and promotion will occur through the Department of Psychology.
Athens, Georgia is well known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, the Center for Family Research, 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 is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. 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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Candidates should apply at https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/ 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 September 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.