Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) is designed to build nationally recognized scholarly strength and critical mass around common research themes in order to enhance the University’s overall excellence, interdisciplinary richness, and competitiveness. The Initiative supports new faculty positions and graduate fellowships in key areas of strength within the University. As a result of 2CI’s first two years, neuroscience at GSU is poised for substantial growth. New faculty hires across the Neuroscience Institute and the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Anthropology, and Nutrition have been approved to support a variety of innovative, interdisciplinary partnerships among these academic units. We expect additional clusters to emerge as the 2CI program continues.
Faculty positions currently being advertised are described below. New faculty joining GSU through these 2CI positions will help shape the next phase of GSU’s expansion as a dynamic, exciting comprehensive research university.
Multiple Faculty Positions in Human Neuroimaging. As part of its Second Century Initiative (http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/) and pending budgetary approval, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA anticipates hiring up to 3 tenure-track faculty members (open rank, applicants at Associate or Full Professor-levels preferred) with established research programs in human behavior and expertise in neuroimaging, to begin Fall 2013. We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers who are capitalizing on our state-of-the-art facilities at the GSU/GT Joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI; http://www.cabiatl.com/CABI/), and help advance current GSU research initiatives that include Brains and Behavior (http://neuroscience.gsu.edu/3650.html) and Language and Literacy (http://www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu), and may build upon our current strengths in atypical development and learning (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwaty), clinical neuropsychology, and/or cognitive science (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/graduate_programs.html). A number of GSU units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary and cross-departmental research. Ongoing activities at the CABI include functional and structural neuroimaging within the areas of working memory, cognitive control, reading and language, and emotion processing as well as with a wide range of clinical and developmental populations, including survivors of cancer, sports-related concussions, as well as children and adults with autism and other neurological, genetic, and psychiatric conditions.
The candidate will be appointed in a relevant department (e.g., Psychology and/or Neuroscience, Physics) at Georgia State University. A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or similar degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related research discipline is required. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials and an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive, funded research program in human neuroimaging, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body. Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, evidence of instructional effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2012, but application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to:
Human Neuroimaging Search Committee
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Faculty Positions in Neurogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Behavior
As part of the 2nd Century Initiative at Georgia State University (http://gsu.edu/secondcentury), the Neuroscience Institute (http://neuroscience.gsu.edu) together with the Depts. of Biology (http://biology.gsu.edu) and Psychology (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy) is seeking three faculty members in the areas of Neurogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Behavior. It is expected that the new hires will work towards (1) furthering our understanding of the gene and cellular networks underlying the neural basis and emergent properties responsible for normal and pathological behavior, in particular social behavior; and (2) identifying novel therapeutic strategies for conditions and diseases of the brain including mental illnesses.
Successful candidates will use the power of modern genomics and/or cutting edge molecular techniques for solving problems related to social behavior or other types of behavior. This research will complement and extend GSU's current strengths in systems, computational, and behavioral neuroscience. Although all applications will be considered, a strong interest in understanding neural mechanisms is required. Particular attention will be paid to applicants in the following areas:
1. Research using invertebrates as model genetic and/or genomic organisms.
2. Genomics and molecular mechanisms of behavior in non-primate vertebrates.
3. Genomics or behavioral genetics research in vertebrates, with a preference for work on humans or non-human primates.
Rank and salary are dependent upon the experience of the applicant. The positions are open to candidates at any academic rank. Senior candidates are expected to have funding and junior candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for attracting funding.
Applications should include a full c.v., names and contact information for three references, and a letter of research interest. Applications can be submitted either electronically in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to: Chair of Neurogenomics Search, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, PO Box 5030, Atlanta, GA 30302.
In addition to these positions, Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) is supporting separate cluster-hiring initiatives in primate social cognition, neuroimaging, and other selected areas. The 2CI initiatives also provide new 2CI Doctoral Fellowships to support graduate students who train and conduct research in these funded areas. For more information, see http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/.
Review of applications began on August 15, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled.
For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul S. Katz: email@example.com.
Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an AA/EEO employer.
This advertisement appeared in a July issue of Science and be available on their on-line job postings through September. Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted, which will continue until the positions are filled.
Faculty Positions in Primate Social Cognition, Evolution and Behavior
As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative, we anticipate three faculty openings for scholars with established expertise in primate social cognition and behavior, beginning Fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Each successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (depending on experience) with a primary appointment in the Departments of Psychology or Anthropology, or in the Neuroscience Institute. Joint appointment in these units or in Biology and affiliation with the Language Research Center (http://www.gsu.edu/lrc) and with other research units or interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Brains and Behavior Program (http://www.neuroscience.gsu.edu/brains_behavior.html), will be possible. Successful candidates will be expected to build on existing research strengths in biobehavioral research in the laboratory or the field with nonhuman primates, and to expand our expertise in the evolution, mechanisms, and expression of primate social cognition and competence. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to field-based behavior, primate paleontology, and primatology; studies using noninvasive physiological techniques such as assessment of hormone-behavior interactions, or behaviorally relevant gene expression; and laboratory studies of primate social cognition and behavior.
A Ph.D. degree in anthropology, biology, neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including a history of external research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of the research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) the philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; © a curriculum vita; and (d) representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent to Chair of the 2CI Search Committee in Primate Social Cognition, Georgia State University, Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010. Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2011 and will continue until the three positions are filled.
In addition to these positions, Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) is supporting separate cluster-hiring initiatives in neurogenomics, neuroimaging, and other selected areas. The 2CI initiatives also provide new 2CI Doctoral Fellowships to support graduate students who train and conduct research in these funded areas. For more information, see http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/.
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/5441.html). Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
This advertisement will appear in a July issue of Nature and be available on their on-line job postings.