Georgia State University — Tenure Track Assistant / Associate Professor Positions, Interpersonal Violence

As part of its Next Generation Initiative focused on Interpersonal Violence, Georgia State University anticipates hiring tenure-track faculty with research programs focused on interpersonal violence to begin in Fall 2019. In the heart of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the Southeastern U.S., Georgia State University has committed to becoming a national leader in interpersonal violence research and prevention by facilitating scholarship with the goal to (1) understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence and myriad health, behavioral, and social problems with which it intersects, (2) emphasize the development, refinement, and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent the perpetration of interpersonal violence and ameliorate the impact of victimization, and (3) inform public policy, risk reduction strategies, and service provision by public and non-profit entities. As such, we seek faculty with a transdisciplinary focus and a track record of studying interpersonal violence primarily as it intersects with other public health problems. 

Successful candidates will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary appointment in Departments/Colleges that best correspond to the candidates’ experience and interests. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal doctoral degree in fields including, but not limited to, psychology (e.g., community, clinical, developmental), public health (e.g., health promotion, epidemiology), social work, criminal justice/criminology, public policy, or economics. We seek established scientists who will join and collaborate with our dynamic network of internationally recognized violence scholars. The successful candidate is expected to (1) engage in transdisciplinary research with faculty and students that brings together multiple areas and perspectives and thus bridges traditional scientific and structural barriers, and (2) study interpersonal violence primarily as it intersects with other health, behavioral, and social problems. Georgia State University is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds (racial, economic, nativity and nationality, sexual orientation, etc.). Thus, successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate education with a diverse student body. 

Successful candidates will be expected to work with well-established researchers with strong records of collaborative cross-disciplinary research on interpersonal violence, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas. We are particularly interested in candidates who study these questions in diverse contexts or in diverse or vulnerable populations. 

  • Policy evaluation and “big data”: Scholars with expertise linking large administrative data sets to analyze broad trends in interpersonal violence and/or to determine economic/policy-based strategies to reduce violence and its related costs 
  • Biobehavioral causes and/or outcomes: Scholars who integrate data from neuroscientific or biological domains with data from behavioral, cognitive, personality, and/or social measurement modalities to understand the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence across the lifespan 
  • Prevention science: Scholars who develop and/or implement evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and policies

Georgia State University possesses numerous institutional resources that facilitate transdisciplinary research on interpersonal violence, including the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence, the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), the Center for Healthy Development (CHD), Georgia Health Policy Center, and the Transcultural Countering Violent Extremism program. Located in downtown Atlanta, GSU’s proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has allowed for our faculty to establish established relationships with CDC scientists within the Division of Violence Prevention. 

Each successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding, commensurate with experience. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain productive, funded research programs in relevant areas, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body. Interested individuals should submit (a) a letter of interest that includes a description of their research program, accomplishments, goals and commitment to diversity; (b) a curriculum vita; and (c) representative publications. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be sent electronically to Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled. 

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.