Senior Faculty in Communication Disorders, Psychology, and Public Health

Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking three senior faculty members to address health disparities occurring at the intersection of developmental disabilities and racial and ethnic minority status. These positions are part of GSU’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) (, a major program to expand the University’s priority research areas. These new faculty will add depth and breadth to current GSU interdisciplinary efforts related to the reduction and elimination of disparities in access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities from racial and ethnic minorities.

GSU is a research university located in downtown Atlanta with a diverse and growing student body. The university houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in related areas, including the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning, the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, the Language Research Center, the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program; university-level initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research; and inter-institutional collaborations including the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, the GSU/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and the Atlanta Census Data Research Center.

The new faculty positions begin in August 2013 will include Associate or Full Professors in:

Communication Disorders, with expertise in early language development and effects of early intervention in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism). This individual will join the Communication Disorders Program of the multi-disciplinary Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education ( Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Science, or a related discipline. Position description can be found at

Psychology, with a program of research addressing individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, disparities, and risk and protective factors related to resilience, support, and response to evidence-based interventions. This individual will join the Department of Psychology ( in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department has doctoral programs in clinical (APA accredited), developmental, community, cognitive sciences, and neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience. Departmental faculty play integral roles in many of GSU’s interdisciplinary research initiatives and centers. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in clinical (APA-approved) or developmental psychology, or a substantially related field. Position description can be found at

Public Health, with expertise in health disparities related to neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan, with a focus on youth in transition to adulthood. This individual will join the Center for Leadership in Disability, Center for Healthy Development, in the Institute of Public Health (IPH). IPH priorities include urban health research, epidemiology, applied public health, health policy, health disparities, disability, and community applications ( Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Public Health, Social Science, Epidemiology, or Medicine. Position description can be found at


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