Summary: Assistant Professor of Gerontology
The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor position beginning August 2012, pending budgetary approval. We seek scholars of aging with
research and teaching interests in one of the three following areas: 1) long-term care; 2) social policy; or
3) inequality. A Ph.D. in gerontology, sociology, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates who complement our existing strengths in families and caregiving,
intergenerational relationships, long-term care/housing, or the diversity of the aging population. A
successful candidate must have a demonstrated research agenda that can lead to external funding.
Georgia State University is the Southeast's leading urban research institution. More than 250 degree
programs within 62 areas of study are offered at the bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral levels.
Over 30,000 students are enrolled at Georgia State from every Georgia County, every state in the nation
and more than 145 countries. Georgia State students have been earning graduate and undergraduate
certificates in Gerontology for over 35 years. Since 2004, the Institute has offered an M.A. in Gerontology
preparing students for doctoral programs in aging studies or professional careers in the field of aging.
Proximity to the state capital and numerous government and non-profit organizations serving old adults
enables students and faculty to connect and collaborate on research and diverse internship opportunities.
The Institute faculty includes core faculty with tenure lines in Gerontology and affiliate faculty representing
numerous disciplines across the University. Further information about the Gerontology Institute is
available on our website: www.gsu.edu/gerontology.
Candidates should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of an active