Governors State University's College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Division of Psychology and Counseling to begin in August 2024. Psychology faculty support an undergraduate program (500 majors and minors), a Clinical M.A. program, and an Ed.S. in School Psychology.
The GovState school psychology program is seeking someone to teach within the Ed.S. program. This person should demonstrate a commitment to: effective, multicultural approaches to teaching and mentoring, serving underserved student populations, integrating peer and student feedback, and working collaboratively and harmoniously with a diverse team of faculty. Responsibilities will include: assisting with coordination and teaching in the school psychology program; opportunities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology; maintaining an active scholarship agenda, and service to the university, community, and the profession of psychology.
Governors State University (GovState) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GovState has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 4,600 students annually in 85 different bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs. GovState  features a highly diverse faculty and staff of
roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GovState  provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. GovState  is an expert at guiding freshman and transfer students to discover the night degree program to excite their interests. The university's extensive list of graduate programs prepares students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GovState  experience includes a comprehensive student life, both on and off campus, with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the world-renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more. Set amongst 750 acres of prairie, GovState  is located 40 miles south of Chicago, and is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. The university faculty, administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education, embracing diversity, and serving students with excellence.


Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or will be completed with doctorate in School Psychology by position start date.
  • Eligibility for licensure/certification as a School Psychologist in the State of Illinois.
  • Experience as a School Psychologist in a K-12 setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology from a NASP or APA accredited program.
  • Eligibility for or current certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
  • Teaching experience in a school psychology program.
  • Evidence of experience in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
  • Experience teaching educational assessment.
  • Experience in supervision of practice and internships.
  • Experience with underserved student populations.
  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively with groups.
  • Ability to integrate feedback.
  • Scholarship in the field of psychology


Supplemental Information

Please attach the following required documents:

1. Cover Letter
2. Certification/Professional License
3. Transcripts
4. Letter of Recommendation
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. List of Three Professional References

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 
For full consideration application materials should be submitted by April 7, 2024. 


About Governors State University




Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state.

The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760-acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

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