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Visiting Assistant Professor Positions at the U of Southern Mississippi

  • 24 Apr 2023 6:21 PM
    Message # 13179249



    The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for several full-time, 9 month, Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Psychology which is home to 125 graduate students enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical, School & Counseling Psychology, an MPCAC accredited Counseling Psychology MS program, the Experimental Psychology PhD program, and 600 undergraduate psychology majors. More information can be found at .

    These are ideal positions for a post-doc interested in obtaining more extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals preparing for a career in academia. Opportunities to obtain post-doctoral supervision towards licensure (which includes mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available.

    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in areas across the field of Psychology to support programs housed in the School of Psychology. Specialization is open.  

    • Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in psychology or counseling or doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in school, clinical or counseling psychology, or a doctoral degree in general psychology (experimental, brain & behavior, etc.), by August 2023 and strong teaching skills. Given the range of available courses, applicants from all areas represented in the School of Psychology are encouraged to apply.

    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 $650 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   Hattiesburg, MS is ranked in the top 2 best cities in Mississippi to live due to a strong economy, growing population, world-class health care, multiple theaters and art galleries, and a diverse blend of culture and commerce (, 2022).

    Review of applications will begin immediately 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, 2) a CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and official transcripts will be requested for applicants selected as finalists for the position.

    Application materials can be uploaded to the HR application portal. 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.


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