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Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in School Psychology
University University of Maryland, College Park More About This Institution...
College Park, MD, United States
Department Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Counseling/Human Services
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Counseling/Human Services

The University of Maryland, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education seeks to fill an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) position in its School Psychology Program to begin August 2022. Depending on qualifications of the candidate, the position is offered at either the Assistant Professor level, on tenure track or at the Associate Professor level, with tenure. We are seeking an individual who will contribute to our collegial atmosphere and to our tradition of scholarly research and national leadership. The College, Department, and Program value the preparation of students (e.g., future school psychology faculty and school psychologists) to work with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, consistent with a commitment to equity, justice, and anti-racism/oppression. The School Psychology program engages in translational research (e.g., resilience, intervention, consultation) in partnership with diverse local, national, and international communities.

The Department offers undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in three broad areas: 1) Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education policy; 2) Special Education; and 3) Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and School Counseling. The Department’s programs have consistently received high national rankings, including a U.S. News top rank in the area of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and School Counseling over the past 22 years. We seek an individual who will conduct a focused program of research and become an active member of the School Psychology Program, which includes students committed to research and practice with the surrounding diverse District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia communities. Position responsibilities include ongoing programmatic research, teaching school psychology courses, providing supervision of students in practicum and field placements, and supervising theses and dissertations. The School Psychology program is open to candidates with diverse research and professional interests. The college and department offer an exciting opportunity to engage in research, supervision, and collaboration with diverse communities in our local area.

Required Qualifications:
● Ph.D. in School Psychology or related field.
● Demonstrated record of (Associate Professor) or potential for (Assistant Professor) conducting a program of focused research and obtaining extramural funding.
● Record of, or potential for, high quality teaching and advising with a diverse population of students.
● Training appropriate to teach school psychology courses (e.g., child therapy, assessment, and others).
● Eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in Maryland.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Graduate of an APA-accredited program.
● The potential to engage diverse, marginalized communities in research, teaching, and service.
● Potential to help coordinate the APA-accredited School Psychology doctoral program, when needed.
Candidates should upload: (a) a letter of application addressing the qualifications, (b) a curriculum vitae, and © copies of at least one but not more than three sample publications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. As is typical, confidentiality will be honored until the interview phase.
For best consideration, please submit all application materials by December 1, 2021. All application materials must be submitted electronically the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position # 105400.
If the candidate is selected to proceed in the application process, then three recommendations, a research/teaching philosophy statement, and a sample syllabus (if experience teaching) will be requested.
All inquiries should be made to: Colleen R. O’Neal, Ph.D.,

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Contact Information

  • Colleen O'Neal
    Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education
    University of Maryland, College Park
    3214 Benjamin Building
    College Park, MD 20742


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