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Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology
Michigan State University

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
Application Deadline Nov. 2, 2018
Position Start Date Dec. 3, 2018
  • Associate Professor
  • Psychology - School

Assistant or Associate Professor, School Psychology Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education College of Education, Michigan State University

Position Summary: The School Psychology program at Michigan State University ( invites applications for an assistant or associate professor. Applicants who will add to the diversity of the program, department, college, and university are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with exceptional promise to understand and improve the delivery of mental health services to school-aged populations, and are open to individuals with a broad range of professional experiences including, but not limited to, school-based practitioners, clinical child and adolescent practitioners, and researchers. MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) with an August 16, 2019 start date.

The MSU School Psychology program offers graduate training at both the doctoral (Ph.D.) and educational specialist (Ed.S.) levels. Each of these programs is accredited or approved by the corresponding national organizations (i.e., American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists, respectively). These programs produce researchers, university faculty, and practitioner-leaders who are trained according to a scientist-scholarpractitioner model, with a particular emphasis on valuing the rich diversity of learners. The programs emphasize rigorous scholarship and training, as well as diverse perspectives on a variety of assessment, intervention, and consultation practices. Our recent program graduates have helped to diversity the field of school psychology and have secured leadership positions in school, community, hospital, and university settings.

Description of Duties:
● Provide meaningful scholarly contributions that connect to the field of school psychology, including the development of a nationally recognized, externally funded program of research
● Teach doctoral, specialist, and master’s level courses in areas of expertise and according to program curricular needs, with an ability to teach in all modalities (face-to-face and online)
● Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the doctoral level
● Participate in department, college, university, professional, and/or community service activities

About the MSU College of Education: In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website,, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions.
About our location:

East Lansing and the surrounding area is a great place to work and live. Mid-Michigan is home to some of the best public schools in the country. Cultural, recreational, and intellectual activities are abundant. Capital Region International Airport is located in Lansing, MI along with 3 other nearby airports (Grand Rapids, Flint, Detroit), and allows for convenient travel to/from MSU. In addition, the opportunity to enjoy four seasons along with minimal commute time help to make MSU one of the best universities to create and sustain a productive career.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned relevant doctoral degree (or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment) in school psychology or a related field (i.e., counseling or clinical psychology) from an APA-accredited program. They also must show potential to engage in scholarly activity relevant to school psychology and have eligibility for future licensure as a psychologist in Michigan. Desired Qualifications: We seek candidates who have research, teaching, and/or clinical experience with diverse schoolage populations in the areas of assessment, intervention, and/or consultation. In addition, ideal candidates are committed to: * Promoting inclusive and culturally responsive research, teaching, and clinical practices; * Developing and maintaining an active research program that is supported by external funding; and * Providing quality mentoring and supervision at the graduate level.

Instructions to Applicants: Online application via is required, see posting #539561. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least three references, and three writing samples, including at least one sample that is research-focused in nature. We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:

Review of applications will begin November 12 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Sara Witmer
    Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
    Michigan State University
    620 Farm Lane
    Room 434 Erickson Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-9621
  • 517-353-6393


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