Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job no: 722956
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
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Ast Professor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State University is excited to announce a full-time, non-tenure track position within the School Psychology program area. The selected individual will serve as the Director of Clinical Training within the School Psychology program and teach undergraduate courses in psychological adjustment and developmental psychology. The MSU School Psychology program includes a robust group of 7 full-time, tenure-track and 1 full-time clinical faculty members. Programs include the APA-accredited doctoral program and NASP-approved EdS program, recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the strong possibility for renewal.

The primary responsibilities of the individual will include:

  • Directing clinical training within the School Psychology program. The DCT oversees doctoral internship preparation and the associated course sequence, with mentoring and teaching responsibilities across the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The DCT also serves as the primary contact person within the program for the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) internship program. Additionally, this position includes building and maintaining relationships with on-site supervisors, securing practicum placements, and collaborating with school psychology faculty in graduate clinical training.
  • Maintaining a teaching load of approximately 5-7 courses per year (2-4 courses per semester in fall and spring, on average). Current needs include undergraduate instruction in theories and issues in psychological adjustment and individual and group dynamics and doctoral instruction in cognitive and social development.
  • Opportunities for graduate instruction within the School Psychology EdS and PhD programs are likely in future years (e.g., Biological Bases of Behavior, Multicultural Practice in Mental Health).
  • Assist with data collection for accreditation (i.e., APA and APPIC).
  • Providing mentorship to students, engaging in service to the school psychology programs, the CEPSE department and College of Education, and larger community and profession.

Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in assessment, prevention and intervention, and collaboration and consultation within and outside of schools. Attention to detail and strong time management skills are a must. Candidates must have experience mentoring students and either have completed the APPIC process themselves or advised students through the APPIC process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology from an APA-accredited program
  • Licensed, or license-eligible psychologist in Michigan
  • Experience mentoring students and/or more junior professionals
  • Completed or advised others in completing the APPIC process.
  • Experience with undergraduate and/or graduate-level teaching
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to collegiality and effective collaboration with other faculty within the School Psychology program, CEPSE Department, and College of Education.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Experience supervising school psychology practicum students and/or interns.
  • Credentialed as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
  • Experience practicing psychology in school and non-school settings.
  • Required Application Materials

    Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, contact information for 3 professional references, and graduate transcripts if within 3 years of earned doctoral degree.

    Special Instructions

    Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, contact information for 3 professional references, and graduate transcripts if within 3 years of earned doctoral degree.

    Review of Applications Begins On



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    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Aug 11, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Aug 11, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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