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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 has engaged in significant growth, which will continue under the ongoing faculty searches listed below. New faculty hires across the Neuroscience Institute and the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Nutrition have been approved to support a variety of innovative, interdisciplinary partnerships among these academic units. To date, the Neurogenomics 2CI has successfully hired Dr. Nancy Forger from the University of Massachusetts (Neuroscience Institute) and Dr. Jessica Turner from the Mind Research Network and University of New Mexico (Psychology Department). Dr. William Hopkins (Neuroscience Institute) joined the GSU faculty from Agnes Scott College and the Yerkes National Primate Institute through the 2CI in Primate Social Cognition, Evolution and Behavior. The Neuroimaging 2CI successfully recruited Dr. Richard Briggs from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; he will be on the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Biology Department added Drs. Bingzhong Xue and Hang Shi from Wake Forest University Medical School through a 2CI focused on Obesity Mechanisms and Reversal.  Dr. Nicole Vincent was recruited from Macquarie University to join the Philosophy Department through the Neuroethics 2CI. Faculty appointed into departments other than the Neuroscience Institute are Associate Members of the Institute and members of the Neuroscience Graduate Faculty.


Faculty Positions in Neuroscience

As part of the 2nd Century Initiative at Georgia State University the Neuroscience Institute together with the Departments of Biology and Psychology, is seeking to hire up to two faculty members to complement GSU's current strengths in systems, behavioral, and computational neuroscience and extend them into the areas of Neurogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Behavior. Research using invertebrates or aquatic and amphibian vertebrates is especially desired. We are seeking individuals at the associate or full professor level, although junior candidates will be considered if they are tenure-eligible. Candidates are expected to have a strong research program including external funding.


Applications should include a full c.v., names and contact information for three references, and a letter of research interests.  Applications can be submitted either electronically in PDF format to the search committee chair, Dr. Paul S. Katz ( or in hard copy to:


Chair of the Neurogenomics Search

Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University

PO Box 5030

Atlanta, GA 30302.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


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Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an AA/EEO employer.



aeems Multiple Faculty Positions in Human Neuroimaging.   As part of its Second Century Initiative and pending budgetary approval,  Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA anticipates hiring up to 2 tenure-track faculty members (open rank, applicants at Associate or Full Professor-levels preferred) with research programs in human behavior and expertise in neuroimaging, to begin Fall 2014. 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;, and help advance current GSU research initiatives that include Brains and Behavior ( ) and Language and Literacy (, and may build upon our current strengths in atypical development and learning (, clinical neuropsychology, and/or cognitive science (  A number of GSU units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary 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, congenital heart disease, 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 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 November 1, 2013, but application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to:

Human Neuroimaging Search Committee
Department of Psychology
Box 5010
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 Neuroethics

Georgia State University is creating a new interdisciplinary Neuroethics Program, a cooperative venture of the Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Philosophy, and the College of Law.  The Neuroethics Program includes three new open-rank tenured/tenure-track hires, new PhD fellowships, and new PhD Concentrations in Neuroethics.  It will be a part of a thriving interdisciplinary community, including the resources of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, the Brains & Behavior Program, the Language Research Center, the Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, and the Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium.


Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) cognitive or affective neuroscience or psychology, specializing in moral cognition, emotion, or behavior; (2) ethical and/or legal theory as applied to neuroscience; (3) philosophy of neuroscience, cognitive science, moral psychology.  Candidates must have a record of successful research and PhD at time of application.  Anticipated start date is Fall 2014. Applicants apply online at, where they will find more information.  Questions should be sent to chair of the search committee, Eddy Nahmias,


In addition to these positions, the 2CI program is supporting hires in neuroimaging; primate social cognition, evolution, and behavior; and neurogenomics.  For more information, see

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.  Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


Faculty Positions in Primate Social Cognition, Evolution and Behavior

Two tenure-track positions (open rank). As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI; see ), we anticipate faculty openings for two scholars with established expertise in primate social cognition and behavior, beginning Fall 2014.  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 ( ) and with other research units or interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the Brains and Behavior Program ( ), will be encouraged. 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 laboratory studies of primate social cognition and behavior; field-based behavior, primate paleontology, primatology, and socio-ecology; and studies using noninvasive physiological techniques such as assessment of hormone-behavior interactions or behaviorally relevant gene expression.

A  Ph.D. degree in psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including 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; (c) a curriculum vita; and (d) representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2013 and will continue until the two positions are filled.

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 ( Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.