Assistant Professor

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Organization: The University of Southern Mississippi

Date Formal Review of Applications will Commence: 12/01/2017

Position Start Date: 08/15/2017

Tenure-Track Position: Yes

Involves teaching or advising Undergraduate Students: Yes

Involves teaching or advising Graduate Students: Yes

Applicant must be licensed or license-eligible: Yes

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for one, full-time, tenure track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic scientist-practitioner, counseling psychology training program in the Department of Psychology, including an APA-accredited doctoral program, terminal master’s program, and an undergraduate psychology major. The Department of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School), master’s programs in counseling psychology and applied behavior analysis, and a general/experimental doctoral program. More information can be found at

The Counseling Psychology program emphasizes research mentorship, diversity, and training in evidence-based practices. Master’s and doctoral students provide psychological services through an in-house training clinic, including assessment and treatment for both university and community clients. The clinic permits close supervision of counselors and psychologists-in-training by program faculty; we hope to recruit applicants with interest in, and ability to provide clinical supervision of practicum students in our in-house training clinic, as well as mentor graduate student research. Opportunities to obtain post-doctoral supervision towards licensure (which includes mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available.

Responsibilities include teaching 2 classes per semester including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic, and a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants are expected to seek licensure in the state of Mississippi. Other responsibilities include developing and maintaining a strong program of research and seeking extramural funding, directing student research, and department and university service.

Qualifications include: a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology, or related field, by August of 2018, license eligibility in the state of Mississippi, and strong scholarship potential and excellent teaching and supervisory skills. Area of research expertise is open.

Hattiesburg is located approximately 70 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and 100 miles from New Orleans and is a great place to live. Hattiesburg offers a unique blend of a high standard of living at reasonable costs. In fact, Hattiesburg was recently recognized by as one of the nation’s top college towns.

Review of applications will begin December 1, and continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Bonnie Nicholson to inquire about the position ( ). A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) three letters of recommendation, and 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire) and 5) article reprints. Application materials can be uploaded to the HR site found here: The program is committed to increasing diversity; we encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation AA/EEO/ADAI.

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