The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Visiting Professor, School of Psychology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to Please feel free to contact Dr. Bonnie Nicholson ( to inquire about the positions. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

Job Summary 

The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for 4 full-time, 9 month, Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2019. One position will be designated to support the clinical psychology doctoral and undergraduate programs. This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Psychology which is home to 125 graduate students enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical, School & Counseling Psychology, an MPCAC accredited Counseling Psychology MS program, and 600 undergraduate psychology majors. More information can be found at These are ideal positions for a post-doc interested in obtaining more extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals preparing for a career in academia. Opportunities to obtain post-doctoral supervision towards licensure (which includes mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

Primary responsibilities will include teaching 4 undergraduate classes each semester with potential for graduate courses in the applicant’s areas of expertise. Openings include applied undergraduate courses, introductory psychology and behavioral neuroscience. Graduate level courses include practicum supervision in our in-house training clinic, multicultural counseling, behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychology, introduction to clinical skills, and/or cognitive assessment. In addition to teaching, visiting faculty serve as mentors to undergraduate students and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in school, clinical or counseling psychology, or a doctoral degree in general psychology (experimental, brain & behavior, etc.), by August of 2019 and strong teaching skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants with School or Clinical Psychology training are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching experience in general or applied areas of psychology.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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