Job Opportunities


The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, 9 month, Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic dual-campus psychology department. This position is intended to support the Gulf Park campus which includes approximately 100 undergraduate majors.  More information can be found at

This is an ideal position for a post-doc interested in obtaining more extensive teaching experience and for individuals preparing for a career in academia. Opportunities to collaborate on research are available, however the primary assignment involves teaching 4 classes each semester, primarily in the undergraduate program. 

Qualifications include: a doctoral degree (or ABD) by August 2017 and strong teaching skills. Candidates with backgrounds in applied psychology fields are especially encouraged to apply. 

USM Gulf Park, a beautiful beach-front campus surrounded by live oaks, is located in Long Beach, MS, approximately 75 miles east of New Orleans. Long Beach and the surrounding areas offer a unique blend of a high standard of living at reasonable costs. The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers top-rated live entertainment, an active art scene, excellent dining, beautiful scenery, and plenty of outdoor activities and sports. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Hans Stadthagen to inquire about the position (  A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Materials should be e-mailed as separate attachments to our program assistant, Ms. Jennifer Brown (

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.