The College of Education at the University of Georgia ( is pleased to announce a senior-level research position for a colleague to be appointed at the rank of Professor with tenure beginning August 2016. We seek an individual to provide leadership in the College of Education through outstanding accomplishments and future capacity in research on creativity and talent development. It is expected that the individual appointed will maintain an ambitious research and development agenda appropriate to his or her interests, including developing proposals for external funding, overseeing project development and implementation, disseminating research through scholarly writing and presentations, mentoring graduate students, and collaborating with faculty on research activities related to the Torrance Center’s mission (

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is based in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. The Center is closely affiliated with the Gifted and Creative Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology. The Torrance Professor would be expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, educators, and industry partners to advance research and theory related to creativity development and assessment. The candidate will hold tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology of the College of Education and contribute to the instructional and service missions of this academic department in part by teaching one course per year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a related field (e.g., psychology, educational psychology, gifted and creative education)
  • Established program of research related to the Torrance Center’s mission
  • Established record of securing external funding for research
  • Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor in the

    College of Education

  • Experience leading collaborative research and development activities
  • At least 8 years of experience in academia (post-PhD) or closely related

    position conducting research in creativity/talent development

Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application
  • Statement of research interests describing current projects and activities

    as well as future research plans and interests

  • Academic resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • 2-3 recent publications

All materials should be submitted electronically via

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Karl M. Newell,

Applications received by January 11, 2016 will be assured full consideration.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements.