Tenure Track Southern Mississippi

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 diverse experimental psychology program in the School of Psychology, including a PhD program in Brain and Behavior and an undergraduate major. The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across the Brain and Behavior emphasis, three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School), and an accredited master’s program in Counseling psychology. More information can be found at

www.usm.edu/graduate-programs/psychology-brain-behavior.php.

The Brain and Behavior Psychology doctoral program offers generalist training in Experimental Psychology. The research area of specialization for this position is open, though we are especially interested in candidates whose training backgrounds complement (developmental psychology, neuroscience) or enhance our current concentrations (social psychology, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology). The doctoral program emphasizes research mentorship, diversity, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. Our faculty have established records of scholarship in the areas of memory, aging and cognition, existential psychology, evolutionary psychology, and social cognition. We aim to recruit applicants who will produce impactful research with the potential to secure extramural funding, 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, and contributing to the mission of the university and profession through service activities.

Qualifications include: A doctoral degree completed by August of 2020, strong scholarship potential, and excellent teaching and mentorship skills.

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 $600 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 www.usm.edu

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; however, to guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 16, 2019. Please feel free to contact Dr. Mark Huff to inquire about the position (mark.huff@usm.edu). A completed application will include 1) a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, 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: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1179&site=1 

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.