Assistant Professor

September 05, 2023

The Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in our APA-accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. program. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. We seek a clinical scientist with a Ph.D. degree from an APA or PCSAS accredited program to join our cadre of research-active faculty. Area of research is open. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active program of research at Mississippi State, apply for research funding, and contribute to our graduate and undergraduate teaching mission.

Our department houses doctoral programs in clinical psychology and cognitive science, as well as a large undergraduate major ( Mississippi State University has an array of centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research. The National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State University among the nation’s top 100 research institutions. We are a land-grant Carnegie R1 institution that values community engagement.

We are located in Starkville, MS, which is one of the three cities making up the Golden Triangle region (population 128,000). The Golden Triangle is an ethnically diverse community with an excellent quality of life, a nearby modern airport, and many available outdoor activities. Starkville is an easy drive from Memphis, New Orleans, and Birmingham. Mississippi State University is a member of the Southeastern Conference, with a vibrant academic and sports culture.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Additionally, statements of research and teaching, contact information for three references, any reprints/preprints, and teaching evaluations (if available) should be sent to: Dr. Hilary DeShong, Chair of the Psychology Search Committee, . Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023.

Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from candidates who share our passion for making significant contributions to our diverse community and student body. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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