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Assistant Professor-Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Clinical Science Program of the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking to recruit a faculty member for a tenure system appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall of 2024. The central mission of our dually accredited PCSAS and APA Clinical Science program is to generate and disseminate culturally responsive clinical science knowledge that will further the phenomenological and etiological understanding of mental health and inform prevention and treatment.  We aim to recruit an outstanding clinical scientist whose work enhances our coverage of clinical science and cultural responsivity and who can foster collaborations within the department, as well as more broadly in the College of Social Science, and/or other units on campus. The specific research focus is open. The ideal candidate will have established a strong program of visible research, a history of (or clear potential for) external funding, and a commitment to excellence in a) diversity, equity, and inclusion and b) undergraduate and graduate teaching.  

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. The candidate recruited for this position would join an active, intellectually diverse, and productive department and Clinical Science Program. For example, the MSU Provost’s 1855 Professorships and One Health initiative ( includes a cluster of quantitatively oriented researchers who study sources of physical and mental health disparities and evaluate programs and policies intended to reduce them. For more information about the department and Clinical Science Program, visit:  

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Clinical Psychology or related field

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field required by the date of hire; Ph.D. or ABD permissible at the time of application/interview

Desired Qualifications

Published programmatic research

Strong potential for extramural funding

Commitment to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching experience and interests
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how your past/and or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance our program’s commitment to cultural responsivity and inclusive excellence)
  • Names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date

Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at Consideration of applications will begin October 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Alexandra Burt, Ph.D. (

MSU is located in East Lansing, MI (Eastern time zone), with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. East Lansing is also centrally located within Michigan and near several large cities, including Detroit (1.5 hour drive), Chicago (3.5 hour drive, or direct access via train/Amtrak), and Toronto (4.5 hour drive).  MSU is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

Review of Applications Begins On 10/2/2023

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Department Statement

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advancing psychological science through multidisciplinary research and providing a world-class education for our undergraduate and graduate students. As part of the College of Social Science at a land grant university, our department’s broader mission is to conduct research that transforms lives and inspires leaders on our campus, in Michigan communities, and across the world. 

MSU Statement

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.

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