Associate/Assistant Professor-Tenure System in Psychology
Michigan State University, School Psychology
United States

Associate/Assistant Professor-Tenure System


Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education

Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union


Working/Functional Title

Associate/Assistant Professor


Position Summary

The School Psychology program at Michigan State University ( invites applications for an assistant or associate professor. 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. Applicants who will add to the diversity of the program, department, college, and university are particularly encouraged to apply. 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-scholar-practitioner 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  

Required Degree

Doctorate -School Psychology or related field


Minimum Requirements

Potential to engage in scholarly activity relevant to school psychology, a 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, and eligibility for future licensure as a psychologist in Michigan.  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 school-age 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.


Required Application Materials

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.


Special Instructions

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:  

  • Sara Witmer, Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor,
  • Jodene Fine, Associate Professor,
  • Jana Aupperlee, Assistant Professor,
  • John Kosciulek, Professor,
  • Evelyn Oka, Associate Professor,
  • Chimereodo Okoroji, Doctoral Student,


Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


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Advertised: Oct 29, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Oct 28, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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