Company Name:

Wayne State University


Detroit, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

March 22, 2019

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School Psychology - Tenure-Track

Job Duties

The ideal candidate must have the ability to: (a) develop and maintain a productive research program, including external funding; (b) supervise the thesis and dissertation research of graduate students; (c) teach courses in school psychology and mental health counseling; and (d) contribute to college and university service activities.


We seek to hire an exceptional or developing scholar who can operate a program of research in an area broadly within fields, including human development and behavior, education, and mental health. They must also show evidence of and/or strong potential for sustained peer-reviewed publications, including a strong commitment to scholarly collaboration with faculty within the college and university. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in School Psychology by August 2019, preferably from an APA accredited program and a NASP approved program. We seek applicants who are also holding or are eligible to earn the full psychology license, as well as the Michigan school psychology certificate. In addition to having a robust program of research, a successful applicant will have been trained in best practices in school psychology, have experience or strong interest in teaching and mentoring future school and counseling psychologists, and a willingness to interact with faculty and organizations at both state and national levels over training issues. Ability to commit to and balance time for service at department, college, and university levels is also expected. Also critical to working in our urban context in both training and one’s program of research, are a strong understanding of multicultural approaches and social justice, as well as a deep commitment to diversity issues and cultural competence.

For questions about the position content, contact:

Dr. Cheryl Somers, School/Educational Psychology, COE

Search Committee Chair

For technical/application inquiries, contact:

Mr. Joseph White, Chief of Staff, COE

Salary and Rank for above: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We expect to make these appointments at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional senior-level candidates with a strong track record of major external funding and peer-reviewed publications.

Application Procedures: Applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System and apply online at (search postings under “division”- College of Education for this position). Applications must include a letter of application; curriculum vita; and names, addresses, and contact information for at least three references. In addition, applicants should upload 2 to 3 representative publications/papers in press for review.

Please note: Applicants who are selected for this position will be asked to provide proof of degrees awarded before the hiring process is completed.

Application Deadline: The search committee will begin reviewing applications as they are submitted, with intentions to conduct interviews in April and early May.

Starting date: August 2019.

The College of Education’s theme “The Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity,” guides and develops its programs. The College is characterized by its diversity and commitment to an urban mission and reflects the dynamic characteristics of urban life. The College of Education currently enrolls about 2,000 undergraduates and almost as many graduate (master’s/education specialist/doctoral) students in approximately 37 different programs.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering more than 380 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 28,000 students in Metropolitan Detroit.

WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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