Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Psychology – 250800

Minimum Qualifications
The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure track faculty position in School Psychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate.

The expected start date for the position is August 2024.
● Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an APA-accredited and/or NASP-accredited doctoral program with a specialization in School Psychology or a related discipline● Experience working as a school psychologist in P-12 schools (e.g., practica, internship, employment) and promise to contribute to the profession of school psychology● Evidence of success or strong potential for developing significant research, quality publications, and securing external funding● Demonstrated experience and cultural competence in education (e.g., working with a variety of student populations that encompass various backgrounds and educational needs)● Demonstrated ability or clear promise of teaching excellence

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
● Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)● Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina through the NC State Board of Examiners of Psychologists● Familiarity with the NASP accreditation process and domains of practice
● The department seeks candidates that are committed to working in and contributing to the department’s vision and mission through their teaching, research, or service.

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
The School Psychology program at Appalachian State is a dual-degree program that awards graduates a Master of Arts and a Specialist in School Psychology degree upon completion. Our program is dedicated to preparing professional school psychologists who are capable of promoting equitable access and supports for children and their families to address their social, emotional, behavioral, and instructional needs. The program has been NASP accredited since 1991.

The Department of Psychology has 37 full-time faculty members (30 tenure-track) with graduate programs in Clinical Psychology PsyD, Experimental Psychology MA, Industrial-Organizational and Human Resource Management MA, and School Psychology MA/SSP. There are approximately 1400 undergraduate majors and 90 full-time graduate students. The department is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups. Additional information about the Department of Psychology, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Psychology website.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate courses and advising students in the School Psychology Master of Arts and Specialist in School Psychology Program and teaching undergraduate classes. Other responsibilities include:

● Maintaining a coherent and productive program of research that will impact the profession of school psychology● Maintaining publication activity in high-quality journals● Supervising graduate and undergraduate student research● Advising graduate and undergraduate students● Seeking external funding (e.g., to support research, personnel preparation, and/or outreach)● Providing professional service at state and national levels and institutional service at program, department, and college levels● Providing clinical supervision and mentoring to graduate students● Working to extend research, service, training, or other professional efforts to support a range of populations

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 09/01/2023

To apply, visit https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/41597

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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