Assistant Professor

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

The School Psychology Program at Mississippi State University seeks applicants to join our full-time faculty members for vacant tenure-track positions (assistant professor), beginning fall 2021, in its APA accredited and CAEP/NASP approved programs in School Psychology that has a course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Salary Grade : UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations offers graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in educational psychology, school psychology, applied behavior analysis, and counseling, as well as an undergraduate program in educational psychology. Mississippi State University, located in pastoral Starkville, is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students and is designated with a very high research activity rating from the Carnegie Foundation. For additional information about Mississippi State University and the department please visit and

Area of Specialization:

Educational Psychology/School Psychology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will involve teaching, scholarly research, service and program support through our Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Primary responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, practicum and research supervision, graduate advising, and program planning activities. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model with strong emphasis on training in the utilization of empirically based assessment, intervention, and consultation methods. Students in the program obtain an Educational Specialist degree in Education with an emphasis in School Psychology or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in psychology or educational psychology with an emphasis in school psychology or a closely related field, demonstration of potential excellence in teaching, research, and service. ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 15, 2021.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from a recognized school psychology program approved by NASP and/or accredited by APA; Eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Mississippi; Eligible for NCSP certification; Eligible for BCBA certification; Theoretical orientation consistent with behavioral/cognitive-behavioral foundations; Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching of school psychology courses for diverse student population in university settings; Record of, or potential for scholarly research activity, as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc.; Record of, or potential for excellence in service to the department, university and professional organizations; Experience with program coordination activities and/or accreditation approval; and at least two years of experience working in the field in Pre-K-12 schools and/or university-clinic settings.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at, and send a cover letter, curriculum vita, official transcript(s), three (3) letters of recommendation, and names and full contact information for five (5) references. Social security number should be redacted prior to submitting transcripts online. For inquires: Contact Dr. Tawny McCleon, search committee chair at or (662) 325-7101.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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