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Assistant Professor (Psychology)

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Psychology (10000889)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

MULTIPLE, TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. The Department of Psychology at The University of Mississippi anticipates hiring two faculty in SOCIAL or COGNITIVE. The area of research specialization is open, but we anticipate that at least one of these hires will join a cluster of psychology faculty focused on health issues, diversity science, or developmental perspectives in social or cognitive psychology.

 

Applicants for all positions must be willing to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses and be willing to recruit and mentor graduate students. Applicants should have a record of research productivity and a plan for developing and maintaining a substantive research program that could attract external funding. The successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in August 2020.

 

The university is located in Oxford, which is regularly ranked as one of the top small college towns in the U.S. 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. The University of Mississippi Flagship Constellations are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across the main and medical campuses to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. If you are interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers, this is an exceptional opportunity for you. http://flagshipconstellations.olemiss.edu/

 

The University of Mississippi campuses have a student body of approximately 24,000 students, including 20% students of color and 4% international students from 85 countries. The Psychology Department recognizes the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that actively affirms the value of cultural diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. http://psychology.olemiss.edu/diversity-statement/

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Application Procedures

All applications must be submitted online at https://careers.olemiss.edu. Applications should include 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) up to 3 selected reprints or preprints, and short statements (not to exceed two pages each) describing your 4) program of research 5) teaching philosophy and interests and 6) contributions and commitment to diversity. Three letters of reference should be sent to psych@olemiss.edu. Questions concerning online submission problems should be directed to the University Employment Office at careers@olemiss.edu or 662-915-1518. Questions about the positions may be directed to: Dr. Stephanie Miller (committee chair) at semille5@olemiss.edu or by phone at (662) 915-6541.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

 

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

 

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi