Tenure-track position in data science - University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

The Psychology Department at UGA (https://psychology.uga.edu/) has posted a tenure-track position in
data science (broadly defined) with a quick turn-around time.We would love to attract someone who has
expertise in neuroimaging methods to work with researchers in our Bio-Imaging Research
Center (https://birc.uga.edu/). Thanks for your time, see below for full ad.


The Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia (www.uga.edu/psychology) 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 (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 75
miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).

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 is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. 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://facultyjobs.uga.edu/ 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 January 31, 2019.