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Job ID: 137355


Date Posted Jan. 31, 2020
Jackson, MS, United States
Department Department of Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 6, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychology - Experimental
    Psychology - Clinical
    Psychology - General
    Psychology - Social

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS and/or SOCIAL/EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY: The Department of Psychology invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August, 2020. The mission of the department is to provide a rigorous and systemic study of the science of behavior and mental processes. The central focus of our clinical psychology program (one of only 2 historically black universities in the nation with an APA-accredited Ph.D. program) is the infusion of multiculturalism into clinical psychology training. Candidates for the Clinical Psychologist position must have earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program, must be prepared to provide clinical supervision to doctoral students and must be licensed or license-eligible according to criteria established by the Mississippi Board of Psychology. The psychology license must be secured within the first two years of employment. Child and adult specializations are desired, but a specialization in working with children is particularly needed. Candidates for the Social/Experimental position must have earned a doctoral degree in Social or Experimental Psychology.

All applicants must have adequate training and experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and must sustain a productive research agenda that integrates science with practice. Additionally, faculty members are required to pursue research funding through grant development. Research mentoring for both graduate and undergraduate students is a major job responsibility in the JSU Psychology Department. The teaching load is a 3:3 (graduate courses) or a 4:4 (undergraduate courses). In addition to teaching, faculty members are required to serve on dissertation and second year paper committees, to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in their research laboratory, publish research in refereed journals and to provide academic advisement. Teaching assignments may include the following graduate courses: Social Psychology, Advanced Statistics I. Research Methods, and Multivariate Statistics; undergraduate courses: Experimental Psychology, Statistics I and II, Learning Theories and General Psychology. In addition, the Clinical Psychologist maybe assigned clinical supervision and clinical psychology core courses, e.g. Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Assessment, Personality Assessment, Behavior Therapy, etc.

Candidates for these positions must submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of professional references. Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of these references will be needed for additional contact. These materials are to be submitted on-line at Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Candidates must also submit an application for employment which can be found by visiting: For more information, contact Psychology Chair, Dr. Pamela Banks, (601) 979-2371 or 3376, The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications will be considered from ABD candidates, only if the degree is conferred before the date of hire. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

About the Department and the University: The JSU Department of Psychology, located in the College of Liberal Arts, has 9 full-time faculty members, 8 adjuncts, 240+ undergraduate majors, and 33 doctoral students. The Department places strong emphasis on teaching undergraduate students about the fundamental principles, theories and applications in the field of psychology as a science. It also offers a PhD program in Clinical Psychology. This program is the second historically African American university in the nation with an APA accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Its main focus is to effectively train doctoral students to conduct research and provide psychological services to underserved and ethnically diverse populations. The central theme of our Clinical Psychology Program is integrating multiculturalism into the practice of psychology and research. Psychology faculty members are diverse in terms of specializations in psychology, gender and ethnicity.

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service.

  • Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Pamela G. Banks, PhD
    Department of Psychology
    Jackson State University
    1400 John R. Lynch Street
    Jackson, MS 39211-0350
  • 601 979 3376


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