The Military College of South Carolina

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in School Psychology (Ed.S.)

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Humanities, Psychology
Payscale: Unclassified

The Department of Psychology at The Citadel invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in School Psychology to begin in August 2023.  Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel has been ranked for the past 8 years (by U.S. News and World Report) as the top public college in the South among master’s-granting institutions. 


Position Responsibilities

The position will primarily entail teaching three courses per semester; primary emphasis will be teaching graduate courses in our NASP approved Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) School Psychology program but may also include teaching one or more courses at the undergraduate level each year.  Other position-related responsibilities include: maintaining an active and productive research program (specific areas of expertise are open; however, preference will be given to candidates whose interest complement those of other faculty); engaging in service initiatives across the program, department, college, community, and/or professional levels; supervising graduate student research projects; contributing to program-related activities as needed (e.g., admissions, NASP program approval, annual review of school psychology candidates), and; serving as a positive role model for graduate and undergraduate students.  We seek candidates who fit with our scientist-practitioner philosophy of training students in the knowledge and application of empirically supported, evidence-based, and culturally responsive practices.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of successful work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree in School Psychology (or related field) earned from a NASP approved and/or APA accredited program is required (degree in hand by the August 2023 start date is strongly preferred, although exceptional candidates who have yet to complete the dissertation may be considered.  All degree requirements must be completed and doctoral degree conferred by the end of the fall 2023 semester).  The successful candidate must hold or be eligible for school psychologist certification in South Carolina.  The candidate must also demonstrate interest in collaborating and cultivating positive working relationships with local and state school systems as well as community agencies/organizations.


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will: (1) have professional experience working as a school psychologist in P-12 settings with exceptional and/or culturally diverse populations of students, and (2) demonstrate evidence of teaching experience and instructional effectiveness at the post-secondary level.  Although specific teaching interests are open, the ideal candidate will demonstrate comfort and interest in teaching courses in one or more areas of programmatic need (e.g., counseling and mental health service provision, psychometric assessment, statistics/research methods, program evaluation, and/or issues pertaining to multiculturalism/diversity/social justice).  Candidates who possess BCBA licensure (or eligible) and/or expertise in systems level/school-wide practices (e.g., crisis prevention, response, and intervention) are also preferred.  

The Department of Psychology (with 11 full-time faculty) has approximately 75 undergraduate majors; additionally, we have approximately 100 graduate students between the two programs housed within the Department of Psychology – School Psychology and Clinical Counseling, both approved/accredited (by NASP/CAEP and MPCAC, respectively).  The Citadel is a co-educational military college that provides a unique undergraduate learning environment complemented by a non-military Citadel Graduate College.  The Citadel Foundation provides generous support for faculty research and professional development.  The campus is located on the banks of the Ashley River on the Charleston peninsula, where the mild winters, nearby beaches, rich cultural activities, and award-winning culinary options combine to create a vibrant place to live.  Additionally, the nearby Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H Johnson VA Hospital, and local school districts offer opportunities for collaboration and research. 


Salary and Compensation

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and credentials.  The anticipated starting date is mid-August 2023.  This is a nine-month tenure-track position although summer teaching opportunities are also available.

In addition to the online application; please attach the following: curriculum vitae; cover letter that addresses teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and general suitability for the position; relevant reprints/preprints (which may be hyperlinked within vitae or cover letter if preferred); and at least three letters of reference. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Timothy Hanchon (  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.

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