Clinic Director/Asst. Clinical Professor at University of Southern Mississippi

Nov 19, 2019

School of Psychology Clinic Director/Assistant Clinical Professor

The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track, Assistant Clinical Professor position beginning February 1, 2020 (start date negotiable) who will serve as Director of our newly combined training clinic.

The School of Psychology is in the process of consolidating three training clinics and relocating them to a newly renovated clinic space. The combined clinic will serve both university students and child and adult clients from Hattiesburg and the surrounding southern Mississippi region, offering individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as psychological and psycho-educational assessment. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to assist with the development of a new psychological training clinic serving three APA accredited doctoral programs in Clinical, Counseling, and School psychology, and an MPCAC accredited master’s in Counseling Psychology program (about 75 graduate students across these 4 programs). We aim to recruit ambitious and creative professionals who will bring their expertise to the development of a newly combined mental health training clinic and work to expand training opportunities for students across programs through innovative, evidence-based training opportunities. Qualified applicants will be able to provide cross-program clinical supervision and training, manage a busy mental health clinic, and teach courses in the School of Psychology. The Clinic Director position includes appointment as a member of the School of Psychology and therefore, some teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level is expected. Opportunities for research collaborations, particularly collaborations which contribute to the quality of clinic services may be available. The School of Psychology has approximately 600 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Counseling, Clinical, & School), an experimental Brain and Behavior doctoral program and a MPCAC accredited master’s program in counseling psychology.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Administrative duties include the development and oversight of clinic operations, including record-keeping and billing, outreach and marketing, and supervision of clinic coordinators.
2. Clinical supervision and training of graduate students enrolled in our MPCAC-accredited, MS Counseling Psychology program and doctoral students in our APA-accredited Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology programs.
3. Collaborations with training programs to support their diverse training missions. The Clinic Director will serve as a member of the Clinic Advisory Board, which includes representation from each of the training programs to ensure training objectives are met and to provide support for clinic operations.
4. Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses including supervision of graduate level practicum courses in our in-house training clinic. Applicants are expected to seek licensure in the state of Mississippi within one year of hire.
5. Contributing to the mission of the School of Psychology, University and profession through service activities focused primarily on clinical responsibilities.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical, counseling or school psychology, (by August 2020) and completion of an APA accredited predoctoral internship. License eligible in the state of Mississippi.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with both child and adult interventions and psychological/ psychoeducational assessment is desirable, although candidates with expertise and/or specialization with more specific clinical populations will be considered. The successful candidate will bring a commitment to high quality supervision, evidence-based clinical training and service delivery, strong organizational and leadership skills, and an interest in program development. Previous experience with outpatient training clinics, university counseling centers, school-based services, and/or graduate student training is preferred. Students in the School Psychology doctoral program earn certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and familiarity with this area of service delivery will be useful.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; however, to guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15. Please feel free to contact Dr. Bonnie Nicholson to inquire about the position ( A completed application will include 1) a cover letter which describes fit with this position, 2) a CV, 3) contact information for three references who can comment on leadership, teaching and/or supervision experiences, and 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire). Application materials can be uploaded to the HR site found here: The program is committed to increasing diversity; we encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation AA/EEO/ADAI.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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