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Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Department or College - Department of Psychology

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.  This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure track (contingent on completion of terminal degree) position.  The appointment begins in January 2021.


Position Number:  F99977


Position Description and Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor is responsible for functions related to teaching, research and service to the university and community.  The Assistant Professor will work closely with students and faculty in the Department of Psychology.



  • Doctoral degree from a counselor education program, preferably from a CACREP accredited program
  • Evidence of commitment to evidence-based therapy
  • Willingness to actively participate in departmental initiative for CACREP accreditation
  • Willingness to actively orient and support all faculty in understanding and implementing CACREP program and accreditation requirements
  • Commitment and evidence to support, recruit, and maintain a diverse student-centered learning community
  • Evidence of commitment to the profession and a counselor identity (e.g., membership in counseling organizations, conference presentations, publications)


  • Minimum 18 graduate credit hours in psychology
  • Professional counseling licensure or national counseling certification
  • Professional counseling supervision licensure
  • Knowledge of and experience with CACREP accreditation process
  • Evidence of experience with Motivational Interviewing
  • Certification in ACT, CBT, or DBT





Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact

Applicants should submit:  Letter of Application; Resume; References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least five); and Unofficial Transcripts for the application process.  Only complete applications will be reviewed by the search committee.  Please submit the required documents to:

Kevin L. Yaudes, Ph.D., Committee Chair

Department of Psychology

Box 91895

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA 70609

Additional Information

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31-“Eligibility requirements for certain unclassified employees”-requires any person hired or employed in an unclassified position, whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337) 475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.