Company Name:

Jackson State University


Jackson, Mississippi

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 3, 2019


Position Description:

The Department of Psychology invites Psychologists to apply for tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions. The start date for these new hires will be January, 2020 or August, 2020.

Organization Description:

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.  The JSU Department of Psychology, located in the College of Liberal Arts, has 9 full-time faculty members, 300+ undergraduate majors, and 35 doctoral students. The mission of the Department is to provide a rigorous and systemic study of the science of behavior and mental processes for undergraduate majors. The JSU Psychology Department also offers a PhD program in Clinical Psychology. This program is the second historically black college and university (HBCU) 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.

Position Details:

Candidates for the Clinical Psychologists position must have earned a doctoral degree in Clinical 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. For license-eligible applicants, a license to practice Psychology in the state of Mississippi must be earned within 2 years of the date of hire. Their specialization may be child- or adult- focused. The start date for the Clinical Psychologists will be August, 2020.

Candidates for the Social or Experimental Psychologist positions must have earned a doctoral degree in Social Psycholog, Experimental Psychology or Applied Experimental Psychology.  All applicants must have adequate training and experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. A strong research, productive research agenda is required. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to sustain a productive research agenda that integrates science with practice. Candidates must also be able to supervise on-going and dissertation research, participate in department and university level committees, and maintain a research program with student participation at all levels. Research mentoring for both graduate and undergraduate students is a major job responsibility in the JSU Psychology Department. Additionally, faculty members are required to pursue research funding through grant development. The University offers faculty development opportunities for all Assistant and Associate Professors. The start date for the Experimental or Social Psychologists will be January or August, 2020.

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates should apply at   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. Please submit the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of all references for additional contact.  Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

For more information, contact Psychology Chair, Dr. Pamela Banks, at (601) 979-2371 or 3376 or via email at

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