The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks to fill a Limited Term Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a non- tenure track position in the Educational Psychology program for the 2020-2021 academic
year beginning August 1, 2020, and ending June 1, 2021. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. As a comprehensive regional university, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Psychology and in the Gifted and Talented Endorsement. Courses include a variety of basic and advanced educational psychology topics that focus on K-12 learners and adult learners in formal learning environments. Methods of instruction include seated, hybrid, and online formats. Candidates are expected to mentor and advise students of diverse cultures and backgrounds; collaborate in curriculum and instructional development and implementation; and recruitment.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Educational Psychology by appointment date;
• a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship; • a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in a K-12 school setting or other formal learning setting;
• completed coursework or experience with Gifted Education;
• experience teaching and designing instruction in an online learning environment; • ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
• a record of working with and/or mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

The Educational Psychology program, housed in the Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services, provides service to their home department and several other departments in the College of Education and Human Services at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department has an established Center for Gifted Studies that offers a fully online program leading to the Gifted and Talented In-Field Endorsement from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for students.

Valdosta State University is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 11,000. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit

Online application is required and should be submitted at by April 10, 2020. For more information contact Dr. Kelley, Interim Head, via email hkelley@valdosta. edu or phone 229-259-5078. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.