Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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Assistant Professor of School Psychology—Search #67654
College of Education/Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of School Psychology. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the College of Education ( offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development (, one of four departments within the College of Education, includes five distinct programs - School Psychology, Counselor Education, Adult Education, Educational Leadership, and Instructional Technology. The School Psychology program at Georgia Southern University is nationally recognized and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The program offers an Ed. S. degree, and its goal is to produce highly qualified school psychologists.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of School Psychology position requires teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree. The position involves collaborating with faculty across the College of Education, advising graduate students, and performing service to the department, college, university, and the professional community. Additional position responsibilities include the maintenance of an active research agenda involving regular publications and professional presentations in appropriate venues. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology, or closely related field, by August 1, 2019
  • One year experience in school, clinical, or higher education setting (may be internship or pre-doctoral experience)
  • Eligibility for certification as a school psychologist in Georgia
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Experience teaching face-to-face and/or online courses
  • Ability to use and model technology in instruction and research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience as a school psychologist
  • Ability to teach school psychology graduate courses in cognitive assessment, personality and behavioral assessment, consultation, and action research
  • Experience as a field supervisor of school psychology internships
  • Clinical experience with school-aged children
  • National certification as a school psychologist (NCSP)
  • Licensure eligibility as a psychologist in Georgia or as a psychologist or school psychologist in another state

    Screening of applications begins November 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
    Dr. Terry Diamanduros, Search Chair
    Search #67654
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-1548

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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    Posted: 10/1/2018
    Application Due: 9/27/2019
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