Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology
Psychology - 250800
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at
Appalachian State University invites applications for a 9-month
tenure-track faculty position in School Psychology at the rank of
Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates who will advance
diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research,
and service are strongly encouraged to apply.
The School Psychology program at Appalachian State is a dual-degree
program that awards graduates a Master of Arts and a Specialist in
School Psychology degree upon completion. Our program is dedicated
to preparing professional school psychologists who are capable of
promoting equitable access and supports for children and their
families to address their social, emotional, behavioral, and
instructional needs. The program has been NASP accredited since
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an APA -accredited and/ or NASP -accredited
doctoral program with a specialization in School Psychology or a
- Experience working as a school psychologist in P-12 schools
(e.g., practica, internship, employment) and promise to contribute
to the profession of school psychology.
- Evidence of success or strong potential for developing
significant research, quality publications, and securing external
- Demonstrated experience and cultural competence with regard to
diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
- Demonstrated ability or clear promise of teaching
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Additional Areas of Interest:
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist ( NCSP ) or eligible
- Licensed as a Psychologist, Health Services Provider
Psychologist ( HSP -P) in North Carolina or license-eligible in
- Familiarity with the NASP accreditation process and domains of
Eligible for NCSP certification and/or eligible for LP- HSP
licensure through the NC Psychology Board.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Psychology has 37 full-time faculty members (31
tenure-track) with graduate programs in Clinical, Experimental,
Industrial-Organizational/Human Resource Management, and School
Psychology. There are approximately 1200 undergraduate majors and
80 full-time graduate students. For additional information, please
visit the Department of Psychology’s webpage
and the University’s
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate
courses and advising students in the School Psychology Master of
Arts and Specialist in School Psychology Program and teaching
undergraduate classes. Other responsibilities include:
- Maintaining a coherent and productive program of research that
will impact the profession of school psychology.
- Maintaining publication activity in high-quality journals.
- Supervising graduate and undergraduate student research.
- Advising graduate and undergraduate students.
- Seeking external funding (e.g. to support research, personnel
preparation, and/or outreach).
- Providing professional service at state and national levels and
institutional service at program, department, and college
- Providing clinical supervision and mentoring to graduate
- Working to extend research, service, training, or other
professional efforts to support diverse populations.
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments
in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application consists of:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vita
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- Statement addressing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and
inclusion into your work
- List of three (minimum) professional references including
Letters of recommendation may be requested from references at a
The initial review of complete applications will begin August 31,
2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to
Applications must be submitted electronically through
University’s Job Site .
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university