Sam Houston State University — Asst. Professor Psychology (School Psychology)

The Department of Psychology and Philosophy in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its NASP-approved specialist program in School Psychology to begin in the Fall 2022 semester. Duties will include graduate teaching of a variety of courses associated with the SSP Program as well as the opportunity to assume other psychology-related instructional areas as needed, undergraduate teaching in area(s) of expertise, supervising field-based experiences and/or practica, and advising and mentoring students. 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued, and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The Department of Psychology & Philosophy is launching a cluster hiring initiative to appoint up to five tenure-track faculty members who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality.

Research and applied interests are open. Successful candidates are required to hold a doctoral degree in School Psychology from an APA-accredited and/or NASP-approved program by the time of appointment, be eligible for licensure as both a Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and demonstrate evidence of, or strong potential for, scholarship in areas relevant to school psychology. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience as a school psychologist practitioner and potential for acquiring extramural funding. Candidates must be committed to a student-centered approach and have a passion for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.  

Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.  

Interested candidates should apply online at:

The application will require the following materials:

  • Letter of interest 
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU. Click on the demographics tab at for information about the demographics of the SHSU student population.
  • Full curriculum vita
  • One to two representative publications 
  • Three letters of recommendation. For ABD applicants, one letter must be from your dissertation director confirming that the Ph.D. requirements will be met by August 16, 2022. 
  • Transcripts for all graduate education (applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring)

Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process. 

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Direct inquiries to:
Courtney Banks, Ph.D. LP, LSSP
Search Committee Chair

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.