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Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Clinical 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
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; however, to guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted by September 15.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Mike Anestis to inquire about the position ( A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) a research statement, 5) a teaching statement, and 6) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire). 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 a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to join APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School).  The Clinical Psychology doctoral program offers generalist training with concentrations in child clinical and adult clinical psychology. The area of specialization for this position is open. The doctoral program emphasizes research mentorship, diversity, and clinical training in evidence-based practices. Our faculty have established records of scholarship in the areas of suicide prevention, anxiety, mental health outcomes, personality assessment, youth risk behavior, and adult and child externalizing behavior. Doctoral students provide psychological services through an in-house training clinic, including assessment and treatment of children and adults.  We aim to recruit applicants who will produce an impactful and extramurally funded line of research and who will emphasize training doctoral students to become productive and thoughtful scientists. 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 towards licensure (which includes mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  
1. Developing and maintaining a strong independent program of research and directing student research. 
2. Seeking extramural funding.
3. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic. Applicants are expected to seek licensure in the state of Mississippi.
4. Contributing to the mission of the university and profession through service activities.
5. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 
Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology (by August 2020) and completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. License eligible in the state of Mississippi.

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 in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 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 sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 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 approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 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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