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Assistant or Associate Professor, School of Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor, School of Psychology.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Psychology
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Indefinitely

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Zachary LaBrot to inquire about the position ( 

A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) list of three references (letters will be requested following initial review), 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and 5) up to three representative manuscript reprints.  In your cover letter, please address your research and teaching and how it may contribute to our program’s emphasis on behavioral school psychology and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 

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. 


 Job Summary

The School of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applicants for one full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August 2022. We are seeking an individual interested in contributing to scholarly research, teaching, and clinical supervision, with potential for serving in a leadership position (i.e., Training Director) in the future.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic scientist-practitioner, behavioral school psychology training program in the School of Psychology, including an APA-accredited and NASP-approved doctoral training program that has a course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB), and an undergraduate psychology major. 

The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School).  The School Psychology program emphasizes research mentorship, diversity, and training in evidence-based practices. Research and applied interests are open but should be consistent with a behavioral school psychology approach and contribute to the program emphasis on DEI. Our faculty have established records of scholarship in behavioral consultation, prevention of emotional and behavioral disorders in preschool children, behavioral assessment in multi-tiered systems of support, applied behavior analysis in traditional school settings, and ADHD. Doctoral students provide psychological services through an in-house training clinic, serving a diverse clientele including assessment and treatment for community clients. The clinic permits close supervision of school 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 and at school-based practicum sites, as well as mentor graduate student research. Qualified applicants will be prepared to contribute to the teaching mission of the School of Psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Opportunities to obtain post-doctoral supervision during the licensure process (including mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain a strong program of research. 
  2. Teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes, including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic and at school-based practicum sites. Applicants are expected to seek licensure in the state of Mississippi. 
  3.  Seek external funding, 
  4.  Contribute to the mission of the university and profession through service activities.  
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  1.  Doctoral degree in from an APA-accredited school psychology program (by August 2022) and completion of an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship.
  2. License- eligible in the state of Mississippi. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1.  Demonstrated record of, or potential for, conducting research, obtaining extramural funding, and high-quality teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
  2. Interest in serving in a leadership role within our School Psychology program (i.e., Training Director).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Research and applied skills consistent with a behavioral approach to school psychology.


Additional Information

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 high standard of living at reasonable costs. In fact, in 2014, Hattiesburg was recognized by as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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