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Assistant Professor of Psychology (FY24-053)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior, Department of Psychology

Job Details

Faculty Position FY24-053
November 2 2023

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Hiring Unit
School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior, Department of Psychology

Job Description/Responsibilities

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor-Psychology position. Preferred applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching of multicultural and clinical psychology courses both in-person and online. The department seeks a strong scholar who can add to the diversity of research interests among our faculty and contribute to our collegial and student-focused department. Responsibilities will also include advising graduate students, chairing theses, supervising student research, and serving on departmental, school, and university committees.

To learn more about the department, visit us on line at:

The Department of Psychology seeks to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse faculty. SIUE is committed to diversity to achieve domestic and international peace, social, justice, and the development of full human potential. Integral to this commitment, the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior strives for a student body and a workforce that manifests diversity. Applicants who embody diversity of race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or sexual identity are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants for this position must possess an earned doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctorate is required by the contract start date in August 2024. Evidence of, or potential for, successful undergraduate and graduate teaching, service at all levels of the university, and high-quality research is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and/or Psychosocial Foundations of African American Worldviews. Actual course assignments may vary depending on departmental needs
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in Multicultural Counseling and other graduate-level Clinical Psychology program content; Actual course assignments may vary depending on departmental needs
  • Ability to teach online courses
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in engaging students in research and experiential learning
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed scholarship
  • Commitment to departmental and university collegiality through engagement in service activities

Terms of Appointment

Full-time, continuing 9-month tenure-track position. Summer appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and enrollment. Beginning date of appointment is August 2024.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of application which includes contact information for three references, vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests. Files will be considered complete when 2 letters (3 preferred) of recommendation have also been received.

Material should be submitted electronically to:

Ms. Christine Gallagher, Office Support Specialist

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Laura Pawlow, Search Chair,

Source of Funds


The position offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with education and training.

Application Deadline
For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by the end of the business day on December 4. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at . This report is published in compliance the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.”

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center, in partnership with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project, is proud to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. This program offers various career services and resources available to help individuals in their career journey. Additional details may be found online at Dual Career Support

Faculty Development and Other Support
Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE. Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center Ombuds Services , Office of Research and Projects, and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub.

Employee Benefits
To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Generous holiday schedule;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*Flexible Spending Account Program;
*University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).

For more information, visit: SIUE Office of Human Resources- Benefits


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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