Inflamm-Aging Associate/Professor (Tenure-Track), Dept. of Psychological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics

Inflamm-Aging Associate/Professor (Tenure-Track), Dept. of Psychological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics
Leadership, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Nutraceuticals, Psychological, Alzheimer's Disease Research, Inflammation - Aging, Human Behavior, Social Psychology, Psychology - Biological
Augusta, GA

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

Position Overview

The College of Science and Mathematics is seeking applications for a full-time faculty position (tenure-track) at the level of assistant/associate/professor, to be based in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program suitable for training both graduate and undergraduate students.

Additional responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that align with their areas of expertise and contribute to the educational mission of the department. Research program in social neuroscience with an interest in age-related conditions, inflammation, and Alzheimer’s disease is preferred. The ability to teach graduate social psychology is desirable. 

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in psychology, neuroscience or related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research in social neuroscience with an interest in age-related conditions, inflammation, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Ability to teach graduate social psychology is desirable 


Augusta University (AU) is hiring 15-20 new faculty members for a transdisciplinary research initiative in Healthy Longevity entitled, Transdisciplinary Research cluster in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA). The initiative is a cluster recruitment for interdisciplinary faculty positions across AU colleges, including the College of Nursing, to build upon existing AU strengths in Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Precision Medicine, Personalized Nutraceuticals and Neuroscience to identify potential causes and adverse outcomes of age-related inflammation. Incoming faculty will be associated respectively with the Medical College of Georgia, School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics.

Augusta University, School of Science and Mathematics

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

About the Depart of Psychological Sciences

The Department, located within the College of Science and Mathematics, is composed of 12 full-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of psychological disciplines. Faculty areas of expertise include clinical, social, experimental, learning and cognition, biopsychology, and developmental. Psychological Sciences is one of the largest and most popular majors at Augusta University and across the nation. We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities to our students in addition to excellent classroom instruction. The undergraduate program, which is one of the top undergraduate majors at the university, offers a BS, with a Pre-Medicine track option, and a minor. The Master’s degree program offers three concentrations: MPCAC accredited Clinical/Counseling, Applied Experimental, and General Experimental.

College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics, by offering a broad array of undergraduate courses and degree programs and selected graduate degrees, provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. Dedicated to excellence in teaching and advising, the College of Science and Mathematics is also committed to creating opportunities for intellectual growth, community involvement, and development of an academic community which models humane values and respects human diversity.

Relocation of Science and Mathematics building

The decision to construct a modern new building to house the College of Science and Mathematics on the Health Sciences Campus will place the College in close proximity to the Medical College of Georgia, the Dental College of Georgia, and the Colleges of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, the Augusta University Medical Center, and university residence halls.

Undergraduates will have the opportunity to study and work with “white coats” and graduate students pursuing a variety of health care careers. This enriched environment will have a positive impact on the progression of students and promote recruitment. Moreover, College of Science and Mathematics faculty researchers will benefit from cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations with colleagues on the Health Sciences Campus, thereby facilitating Augusta University’s evolution toward becoming a comprehensive research university with Carnegie R1 status.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

Augusta University Research Institute

Clinical and translational research programs at Augusta University focus on three key areas that disproportionately affect the health of Georgians: cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and neurological disease including stroke. We are also developing three emerging areas of research strength: regenerative & reparative medicine, personalized medicine & genomics, and public and preventive health.

Regenerative and reparative medicine will expand studies of diseases or injuries that impact muscles and skeleton, central nervous system, orofacial, orthopedics, and stroke & neurotrauma. Our cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes research fights the greatest threats to the western Word. Cancer and genomic medicine research are reducing the burden of cancer through superior clinic care, discovery innovation, translational research, and education. Neurological research is unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Personalized medicine is being developed to customize treatments for individual patients, which public and preventive health measures are working to prevent diseases. The Dental College is improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease of the orofacial complex, while the Vision Center is engaging in high impact research and discovery related to visual function and disease, the outcome of which is expected to have far-reaching clinical applications for patients suffering from blindness and visual disorders. The multidisciplinary field of Women’s Health is on the cutting edge of research related to the care of women. Our newest area of research will be thorough the very exciting start-up of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

Location - Augusta, GA

Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

A timeless locale, a visit to Augusta is a life-altering lesson in Southern hospitality. While other places have undergone cultural revolutions, Augusta underwent a cultural evolution instead, trading big city lights and loud, busy streets for cold sweet tea and a shore-side view of the Savannah River. Downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants mingle in the shade of memorable hangouts, and state-of-the-art galleries beckon artists, lovers, thinkers and dreamers alike to the South's "Garden City."Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and go-getters, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater shows and a wealth of hole-in-the-wall eateries built to please. In addition to serving as a haven of technology and the arts, Augusta is also home to some of the nation's most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

Sporting life is synonymous with the Augusta name, and the city proper is home to a number of professional baseball, roller derby and rugby teams. Several annual sporting events take place in and around Augusta, including the Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon, the Augusta Futurity and the always exciting Augusta Southern Nationals, dubbed by those in the know as the "World's Richest Drag Boat Race."

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University

On top of world-class entertainment and outdoor sporting, Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of The Masters—an annual golf tournament sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl” of golf. Every year during the first full week in April, Augusta becomes the golf capitol of the world, welcoming local legends and long-time favorites back to the prettiest course on Earth.

How to apply

Please submit applications, nominations, and/or confidential inquiries to: Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Interest. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University/ AU Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans.