Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 054100 - CounselHEdEdPsyFound (CHEF)
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The growing Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Mississippi State University seeks applicants to join our full-time faculty members for one tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning fall 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 Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations offers graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in higher education leadership, 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:

Applied Behavior Analysis

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will involve teaching, scholarly research, service and program support through our Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Primary responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, practicum and research 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 applied behavior analytic assessment, intervention, and consultation methods. Students in the program obtain a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in applied behavior analysis or psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis or a closely related field, demonstration of potential of excellence in teaching, research, and service. ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 15, 2024. Applicants must hold an active BCBA certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from an accredited applied behavior analysis program or psychology program (if psychology program: approved by NASP and/or accredited by APA); Eligible for licensure as a behavior analyst in Mississippi; Eligible for BCBA-D certification; Theoretical orientation consistent with applied behavior analysis or behavioral psychology; Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching of behavior analytic 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 with individual with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders in the clinical, school, or hospital setting.

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 Dr. Hallie Smith;

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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