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Responsibilities:  We are searching for a candidate to join a vibrant faculty in the College of Education at New Mexico State University. The ideal candidate will assume a nine-month, tenure-track appointment in the Counseling and Educational Psychology department, which houses a NASP accredited Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) School Psychology program and is in process of adding a Ph.D. program in School Psychology. We are searching for a candidate that will demonstrate enthusiasm for this new endeavor and to provide innovative teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in School Psychology in hand by the time of the start date.  Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in New Mexico. Graduation from an APA-accredited program and completion of an APA-accredited internship are both required for applicants. Applicants should provide evidence of an active research program that includes a strong focus on diversity, social justice, underserved populations, and mental health disparities that can enrich scholarship in these areas. New professionals should include a statement that details their vision for the development of an active research program.

Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking a candidate at the assistant professor rank who is knowledgeable about and experienced with APA accreditation processes. We are committed to attracting candidates with a demonstrated interest in cultural and personal diversity as it relates to the practice of school psychology. Candidates should have demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations and effective collaboration across distinct academic program areas. The candidate’s teaching, scholarship and service should enhance the department’s areas of strength. Applications from individuals who add to the cultural and/or linguistic diversity of the department are encouraged to apply. Further, we are seeking candidates with involvement in NASP or APA.

Examples of Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Responsibilities also include the supervision of graduate student practica and field experiences (i.e., in school and other mental health settings), research and teaching. Candidates will conduct research that contributes to NMSU/CEP research foci and obtain external funding in these areas as well as provide academic leadership in a new Ph.D. School Psychology Program.

New Mexico State University (NMSU), the state’s Land Grant University, is nestled between the Organ Mountains and the Mesilla Valley in sunny Las Cruces. The mission of the Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) Department is to promote social justice/advocacy through the cultivation and preparation of professionals in school and mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and medical psychology. Our programs emphasize ethical responsibility and the development of multicultural competencies to work effectively with diverse populations and systems. We create collaborative relationships with educational, health/mental health, and community settings to reduce health and educational disparities, conduct relevant high quality research, and nurture active learners and critical thinkers.

The CEP Department is housed in the College of Education and is comprised of innovative graduate and undergraduate programs. Graduate programs within the department include an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, a NASP-approved School Psychology Ed.S. program, CACREP-accredited MA program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a post-doctoral APA Designated training program for Prescribing Psychologists, and graduate minors in Spanish Counseling and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. The department also offers an undergraduate minor and major in Counseling and Community Psychology. We seek to employ a faculty member who is a culturally-competent educator, researcher, and trainer. New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Benefits Offered: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers’ compensation, and employment compensation.

Application Materials: Submit the following at the application portal:

Cover letter; curriculum vita; statement of research and teaching interests and supervisory philosophy; and the names and contact information of three references.

For more information on NMSU and the CEP department go to: Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Enedina Vazquez, Search Committee Chair, via email: or phone: 575-646-5862.

NMSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.