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(Archived) Assistant Professor of Psychology (School Psychology) - 2 Positions to be Filled

Last Updated: 3/28/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Psychology (School Psychology) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX

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Rank: Assistant Professor

Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type: Full-Time Tenure Track

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Dept of Psychology and Philosophy

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Psychology and Philosophy in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its NASP-approved specialist program in School Psychology to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. Duties will include graduate teaching various courses associated with the Specialist in School Psychology Program as well as the opportunity to assume other psychology-related instructional areas as needed, undergraduate teaching in areas of expertise, supervising field-based practical experiences and advising and mentoring students.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued, and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Educational Requirements for the Position
Research and applied interests are open. Successful candidates are required to hold a Doctoral degree in School Psychology from an APA-accredited and/or NASP-approved program by the time of appointment, be eligible for licensure as both a Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and demonstrate evidence of or strong potential for, scholarship in areas relevant to school psychology. ABD will be considered, but the Doctoral degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Experience Required for the Position
The preferred candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience as a school psychologist practitioner and the potential for acquiring extramural funding. Candidates must be committed to a student-centered approach and passionate about working with a diverse student population.

Other Requirements for the Position
Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX, in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Special Instructions Summary
The application will require the following materials:
· Letter of interest
· Statement of research interests
· Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
· Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU. Click on the demographics tab at for information about the demographics of the SHSU student population.
· Full curriculum vita
· One or two representative publications (submitted under “Writing Samples”)
· Three letters of recommendation. For ABD applicants, one letter must be from the dissertation director confirming that the Ph.D. requirements will be met by August 16, 2023.
· Transcripts for all graduate education (applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial
screening; however, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring)

Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Direct inquiries to:
Ramona M. Noland, Ph.D., NCSP, LSSP
Search Committee Chair
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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...