Multiple Tenure-Track Positions (93 views)

Oxford, Mississippi
August 1, 2022


We seek applicants to fill four position openings to address retirements and expand our faculty in Psychology, including one as a joint appointment with African American Studies. All positions are tenure-track at the Assistant professor level to begin in August 2023. Applicants may apply to one or more of the following position openings if their specialization fits more than one position announcement.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are from traditionally underrepresented groups in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We recognize that an inclusive environment facilitates job satisfaction, sharing of ideas, and impactful community engagement.

Position 1: Psychology and African American Studies.

Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Psychology (

This joint appointment is open to any area of specialization.  Faculty hired in this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses (including a to-be-developed cross-listed course in Black Psychology) and supervise graduate student research.  If the successful candidate’s area is clinical psychology, they would also be expected to provide clinical supervision for graduate students.  The tenure-granting department will be Psychology, with teaching duties split between the two departments based on specific needs.   

This tenure-track position is included in the University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts multi-year faculty cluster hire initiative.  This initiative is designed to expand our understanding of multicultural competence in a number of areas including, among others to be named in future years: successful, effective, and ethical leadership; inclusive pedagogy in STEM; and Black intellectual thought in the Humanities.  We seek scholars and scholarship with a focus on the experiences of African Americans and other underrepresented groups and attention to identities with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Our goal is to attract and support a diverse cohort of tenure-track scholars who will produce cutting-edge research, scholarship, and creative achievement around one of these broad themes in their fields of specialization.  For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the College of Liberal Arts website at

Position 2: Developmental Psychology

Assistant Professor – Developmental Psychology (

The area of specialization in Developmental Psychology is open and we welcome applications from individuals trained in any area of lifespan development. As part of the department’s commitment to promoting research and scholarship that highlights the role of diversity in understanding human behavior, we particularly welcome individuals with interests in aging and/or diversity science. We are also interested in applicants who may benefit from building a developmental research program within the rich social, ethnic, and age-related diversity of Oxford and surrounding areas. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to complement faculty expertise in development across clinical, cognitive and social psychology and diversity science. Faculty hired in this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise graduate students in their research.

Positions 3 and 4: Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor – Clinical Psychology

The area of research specialization within Clinical Psychology is open, as we are seeking faculty whose expertise expands and broadens upon existing areas of strength. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model of training, and our clinical program is the leading producer of PhDs in the College of Liberal Arts and has been continually accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1973 (recently reaccredited through 2031). Mississippi provides a rich environment for advancing state-of-the-science research and clinical training in surrounding underserved communities. Faculty hired in this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise graduate students in their research, and supervise clinical graduate students in their clinical practicum work.

About Our Programs

The Psychology Department consists of 23 full-time faculty members and over 60 graduate students. Graduate programs include the APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology. The Clinical Psychology program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training, with a particular focus on evidence-based approaches. The Experimental Psychology training program focuses on cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. Faculty both within and across programs frequently collaborate on research. Our graduate psychology programs were joint recipients of the 2021 Donald R. Cole Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education.

The African American Studies Program boasts award-winning faculty and develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses mainly on the African American experience in the United States, with particular emphasis on Mississippi and the South. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that promotes such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The African American studies program offers various student scholarships, including the Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a record of research productivity and a plan for developing and maintaining a substantive research program that could attract external funding, as well as interest in recruiting and mentoring graduate students.

Applicants for the joint appointment with African American Studies or the Developmental Psychology positions must have completed a PhD in psychology or a related area by the time of appointment.

Applicants hired for the clinical psychology position must have completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and predoctoral internship from APA-accredited programs by the time of appointment in August 2023, be committed to evidence-based practice, and intend to pursue licensure in the state of Mississippi.

The University and City of Oxford

Mississippi provides a rich environment for research opportunities focused on advancing awareness and treatment of mental health needs within minority and rural populations, and several surrounding underserved communities are designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas. The university is located in Oxford, which has been consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the U.S. (In 2021, ESPN named Oxford the single best college town in America.)

Oxford, MS – Liveability

The University of Mississippi has been consistently recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The university has an R-1 Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification and a student body of approximately 19,400 students, including 24% students of color and 4% international students from over 80 countries.

Application Procedures

All applications must be submitted online at  Applications should include a) a cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) the names and contact information for three references, d) up to three selected journal reprints or preprints, and e) three short statements (not to exceed two pages each), with one describing your program of research, one describing your teaching philosophy, and one describing your contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Questions concerning online submission problems should be directed to the University Employment Office at or 662-915-1518.

Questions about the positions may be directed to the search committee chairs or co-chairs:

Review of materials will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until an adequate applicant pool is reached for each position.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.