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Sep 20, 2023

Mississippi State University, Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor

 Mississippi State University, Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor 

The Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in cognitive psychology/cognitive science. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the cognitive science doctoral program and will maintain a program of research, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate student research. 

The department houses doctoral programs in both cognitive science and clinical psychology as well as a large undergraduate major ( Mississippi State University is the state’s leading research university with several centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research. Mississippi State University is a land-grant R1 university located in Starkville, MS, which is one of the three cities making up the Golden Triangle region (population 128,000). The Golden Triangle is an ethnically diverse community with a low crime rate, temperate climate, a nearby airport, and many available outdoor activities.

Interested applicants must apply online at 
and attach a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements on research and teaching; up to three pre/reprints; and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jarrod Moss ( 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.