Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 054100 - Counseling, Ed Psyc, & Foundations
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Mississippi State University seeks applicants to join our full-time faculty members for one vacant tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning fall 2020, in its CACREP accredited program. This rehabilitation counseling program has been nationally accredited since 1975.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations offers graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in educational psychology, school psychology, and counseling, as well as an undergraduate program in educational psychology. Mississippi State University, located in pastoral 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 and the department please visit and

Area of Specialization:

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will involve teaching, scholarly research, service and program support through our Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Primary responsibilities will include graduate teaching, Practicum and Internship supervision, graduate advising, and program planning activities. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model with strong emphasis on training in the utilization of empirically based assessment, intervention, and consultation methods. Students in the program obtain a master-of-science degree with a concentration in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling as well as taking the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination as their final graduation requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in counseling with a concentration in rehabilitation education or research or a closely related field, demonstration of potential excellence in teaching, research, and service. ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 15, 2020.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from a recognized counseling program approved by NCRE and/or accredited by CACPREP; Eligible for CRC certification; Theoretical orientation consistent with vocational rehabilitation education and evaluation; Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching of rehabilitation counseling courses for diverse student population in university settings; Record of, or potential for scholarly research activity, as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc.; Record of, or potential for excellence in service to the department, university and professional organizations; Experience with program coordination activities and/or accreditation approval; and at least two years of experience working in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at, and send a cover letter, curriculum vita, official transcript(s), and names and full contact information for five (5) references. Social security number should be redacted prior to submitting transcripts online. For inquires: Contact Laith Mazahreh; 662-325-7116;

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.

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