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Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Psychology

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

Position Details
Location Gulf Park

730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560
United States
Division Psychology
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date August 18, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin 2/1 and continue until the positions are filled. Contact Dr. Bonnie Nicholson ( to inquire about the positions. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter describing teaching experiences, accolades, and experiences preparing you for a teaching-focused position, 2) a CV, 3) names and contact information for three references (letters will be requested following initial review), and 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). The School of Psychology 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 applications for one full-time, 9-month, Assistant Teaching Professor positions beginning August 2023 to serve on the Gulf Park campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. This exciting position is available to Doctoral level graduates with exceptional teaching abilities and a desire to support the undergraduate programs at Southern Miss. This position will allow talented instructors an opportunity to engage with undergraduate psychology majors, many of whom are from diverse backgrounds and/or first-generation students. Opportunities for undergraduate teaching include courses covering topics such as research methods, introductory psychology, and courses in applied areas, depending on the expertise of the individual hired. We are especially interested in colleagues who support the mission of the University and support undergraduate student success. Opportunities for engagement in student success initiatives are available and highly encouraged.  

The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 100 of which are housed at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, MS. The Gulf Park campus includes three full time, tenure track faculty members and an additional 26 faculty are housed on the Hattiesburg campus, approximately 70 miles to the North. In addition to a large undergraduate major, the Hattiesburg campus is home to 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School), a doctoral program in Brain and Behavior (general/ experimental psychology), and an MPCAC-accredited Counseling Psychology terminal master’s program. Qualified applicants will be prepared to contribute to the teaching mission of the School of Psychology at the undergraduate level. More information can be found at

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Teaching undergraduate general and applied courses in applicant’s areas of expertise.
  2. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate students. 
  3. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 
Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology by August 2023. 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to use high impact teaching practices to promote student engagement and success. 
Preferred Qualifications  
Potential for teaching excellence in undergraduate teaching. 

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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