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Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Counseling 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 Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin November 15, and continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Ashley Batastini to inquire about the position ( A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire) and 5) select 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 orientationAA/EEO/ADAI.

Job Summary 
The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for one, full-time, tenure track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic scientist-practitioner, counseling psychology training program in the School of Psychology, including an APA-accredited doctoral program, terminal master’s program, 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), an MPCAC accredited master’s programs in counseling psychology, 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.

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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include teaching a combination of undergraduate and graduate classes per semester including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic. 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 school and university service.

Minimum Qualifications 
Qualifications include a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology or related field by August 2019, license eligibility in the state of Mississippi, strong scholarship potential, and excellent teaching and supervisory skills. Area of research expertise is open. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

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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