Employment Opportunities

Jobs at Member Institutions & APLU

Job Postings enable you to post your own job and find other job listings offered by APLU members. This service is free for APLU members. For more information, email info@aplu.org.

Mississippi State University
Posted: 04/03/2023
Assistant Professor (Education Psychology)

Position Function:

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor to advance the scholarly goals of the Student Affairs & Higher Education Leadership graduate programs at Mississippi State University. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2023.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations offers graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in Student Affairs and Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Counselor Education. Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students and is designated with a very high research activity rating from the Carnegie Foundation. For additional information about Mississippi State University, please visit www.msstate.edu; information on the MS in Student Affairs and Higher Education can be found here: https://www.educationalleadership.msstate.edu/academic-programs/.
Information on the Doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership can be found here: https://www.educationalleadership.msstate.edu/academic-programs/higher-education-leadership/doctor-philosophy-educational-leadership-higher-education-leadership/

Area of Specialization:

Higher Education/Student Affairs

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-teach a 3-2 course load over a 9-month contract (with the option of summer teaching, when available);
-advance a research agenda with the potential for conference presentations, scholarly publications, and external funding;
-serve on doctoral dissertation committees;
-advise master’s and doctoral students;
-contribute to collaborative program-level administrative activities related to recruitment, admissions, curriculum development, assessment, and policy review;
-serve on departmental, college, and university committees;
-actively engage in professional activities related to higher education research and practice at institutional, regional, national, and international levels;
-collaborate with the Division of Student Affairs and other campus stakeholders to create robust learning opportunities for linking theory and practice; and
-contribute positively to the welfare and enhancement of the university and the State of Mississippi through educational outreach efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Higher Education, Higher Education Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Higher Education Policy, or related discipline with a specific focus on higher education scholarship (ABD’s with a clear timeline for completion by Fall 2023 may be considered)

Preferred Qualifications:

-At least 3 years professional experience working in higher education settings as an administrator, instructor, policymaker, or leader in other relevant higher education contexts;
-Strong scholarly focus in diversity, equity, & inclusion and student development theory with intersecting interests in one or more of the following areas: global higher education & international students, history & foundations of higher education, public policy, curriculum & instruction;
-Academic and applied expertise in at least one research methodology;
-Evidence of publications, research grants, and/or scholarly presentations related to higher education and/or student affairs;
-Record of excellence in teaching in a higher education and/or student affairs program; and
-Active engagement in professional and scholarly organizations such as ASHE, AERA, ACPA, NASPA, and/or SACSA

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Knowledge of scholarship and empirical research related to studies of higher education and/or student affairs;
-Ability to establish a sustainable research agenda that addresses contemporary topics specific to higher education and/or student affairs scholarship;
-Experience engaging varied instructional methods in the classroom (e.g., face-to-face, experiential, online, hybrid);
-Flexibility to teach across both Student Affairs practitioner preparation master’s program and research-focused Higher Education Leadership doctoral program curricula;
-Ability to engage with a small, dynamic departmental team invested in the university’s mission of advancing access, opportunity, and student success for the state of Mississippi’s diverse population.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at https://www.jobs.msstate.edu, and send a cover letter, current CV, and full contact information for three (3) references. For inquiries: contact Dr. Christa Winkler, search committee chair at CWinkler@colled.msstate.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu. Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.