Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038600 - Psychology
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, full-time, 9-month, tenure track, beginning August 16, 2024.

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 Psychology is within the College of Arts & Sciences. It houses 25 full time faculty members, 900 undergraduates, and about 45 doctoral students in our Cognitive Science and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs.

Area of Specialization:

Cognitive Psychology or Closely Related Field

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The new faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the specialty area of cognitive psychology/cognitive science. The successful applicants will maintain a program of scholarly research, apply for external funding, teach undergraduates and graduate courses, and supervise graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or closely related field (e.g., cognitive science; cognitive neuroscience) by the time of appointment.

Instructions for Applying:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements on research and teaching; up to three pre/reprints; and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 , but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jarrod Moss (

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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