The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014.  Expectations include teaching, research, and service.  

Responsibilities: Research and teaching in broad areas of learning, development, and motivation with specific abilities to teach coursework in statistics, measurement, and research methods.  Other responsibilities include advisement of students, supervision of graduate students, participation in departmental and college service, and involvement in scholarly research and professional development.  

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, or related area and a potential for creating a respected record through funded research, teaching, and scholarship. ABD candidates will be considered, with degree completion by the end of the academic year.  Prior college teaching and/or K-12 teaching experience strongly preferred.

Application Materials: Candidates must apply online at and complete a personal data information form.  Candidates must also submit 1) a letter explaining research interests, teaching philosophy, and experiences related to the position; 2) current curriculum vita; 3) sample publications; 4) unofficial graduate transcripts; 5) names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of four references. Inquiries should be directed to:  Dr. Anastasia Elder, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, 508 Allen Hall, Mail Stop 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762; TEL: 662-325-0387;

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. 

About the Department and University: The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology 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  

Mississippi State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.