Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

About this job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, CLINICAL/PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

University of Southern Mississippi - Psychology -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Hattiesburg, MS US

Contact: Dr. Mike Anestis
Phone: 601-266-6742

Post Date: July 22, 2019
Job Starts: August 17, 2020
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019

The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for one, full-time, tenure track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving scientist-practitioner, clinical psychology training program in the School of Psychology, including an APA-accredited doctoral program and an undergraduate psychology major. The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Clinical, Counseling, & School), a master’s program in counseling psychology, and a general/experimental doctoral program. More information can be found at 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. 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. The doctoral program emphasizes research mentorship, diversity, and clinical training in evidence-based practices. 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. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining a strong independent program of research, seeking extramural funding, and directing student research; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic; and contributing to the mission of the university and profession through service activities. Applicants are expected to seek licensure as a psychologist in the state of Mississippi. Qualifications include: a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology, or related field, by August of 2020, license eligibility in the state of Mississippi, and strong scholarship potential and excellent teaching and supervisory skills. Area of research expertise is open. Hattiesburg is located approximately 70 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and 100 miles from New Orleans and is a great place to live. Hattiesburg offers a unique blend of a high standard of living at reasonable costs. In fact, Hattiesburg was recently recognized by as one of the nation's top college towns. 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 Posting: USM_Clinical_Psychology_Ad_-_2019.docx