Two Faculty Positions (open rank) in the Division of Psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, Mississippi, invites applicants for two faculty positions in our dynamic Division and Department.

The first position is a full-time psychologist position on the clinician/educator track (tenure or non-tenure track) and will be filled at the academic rank commensurate with experience and achievement. All applicants will be considered, but highest priority will be given to applicants with interest and experience in working with adults. 

The second position is a full-time tenure-track psychologist to be filled at the academic rank commensurate with experience and achievement. All applicants will be considered, but highest priority will be given to applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level. For candidates with both leadership experience and interest, the role of Director, Division of Psychology, will be included in this position, with adequate protected administrative time to fulfill the role. The Division Director is a member of the Executive Committee of the Department and directly supervises seven psychologists, one LPC, and one psychometrist.

Clinical Service – The psychologists chosen for both positions will bring an empirical mentality, passion, skill, experience with evidence-based assessment and intervention, and compassion to their work. Clinical service will include assessment, intervention, and supervision of predoctoral psychology interns in settings appropriate to training, interests, and Departmental and institutional need.

Education and Training – The Division of Psychology is nationally known for its APA-accredited psychology internship program. As a member of the internship faculty, candidates will be expected to provide clinical supervision and/or research mentoring to our seven interns and one postdoctoral fellow. In addition, the psychologists will provide education and training to psychiatry residents and other trainees.

Research – Faculty in the Division of Psychology have a long history of attracting external grant funding and are dedicated to the scientific endeavor. Candidates with active research portfolios and grant funding specializing in addiction, psychiatric disorders, or related issues, will experience a supportive and collaborative scientific environment. Mississippi’s demographics and location make UMMC an ideal site to conduct research on a wide range of cutting-edge issues, including health disparities, minority mental health, and rural mental health.

Qualifications – Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited internship. Mississippi licensure or license-eligibility is a requirement.

Salary and Benefits – UMMC’s compensation package is competitive – especially considering the relatively low cost of living in this area of the country. You can review he UMMC benefit package by following this link:

Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi, a state with a rich cultural history that has greatly influenced the music, literature, and art of the rest of the country. It offers a Civil Rights Museum as well as art, natural science, and children’s museums. Jackson lies at a midpoint between Memphis and New Orleans, each of which is an easy three-hour drive, and Atlanta and Dallas, each about seven hours away. LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is less than two miles from campus and the Barnett Reservoir provides ample local recreation opportunities. The Gulf of Mexico with its bountiful outdoor opportunities is less than three hours to the south. Ethnic music, and culinary festivals abound during pleasant spring and fall weather.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is the state’s only academic health science center and houses the state’s only children’s hospital. It encompasses six health science schools, including the Bower School of Population Health, the 3rd of its kind nationally. Extramural sponsored funding for UMMC last year reached $107 million. The Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior is comprised of 4 divisions and 5 Centers and seeks to carry out the mission of UMMC in patient care, research, and education. Active sponsored funding in the department is $54 million from a variety of federal, state, and foundation sources.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or research activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest, CV, and the names of three references to Julie A. Schumacher, PhD. ( Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Julie A. Schumacher, PhD (, Interim Division Director of Psychology and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UMMC.