Assistant Professor

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

Position Function:

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, full-time, 9-month, tenure track, beginning August 16, 2022.

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 Psychology is within the College of Arts & Sciences. It houses 20 tenure track faculty members, over 700 undergraduates, and about 40 doctoral students.

Area of Specialization:

Cognitive Psychology or Closely Related Field

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The new faculty members 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.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements on research, teaching, and contributions and commitment to diversity; up to three pre/reprints; and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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