Assistant Professor of Psychology
Louisiana Tech University
United States

Thank you for your interest in employment with Louisiana Tech University.


The Counseling Psychology Doctoral and Master’s Programs at Louisiana Tech University are seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2024. The research area is open, with a preference for scholars whose research complements that of existing faculty and connects with research in other areas in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. As a core faculty member in the counseling psychology doctoral and master’s programs, the selected individual will teach graduate courses and may teach undergraduate courses.


The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (September to late May). Salary and start-up packages are competitive.



Requirements of the position include:

  • A terminal degree in Psychology from an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program;
  • Licensure or license eligibility in Louisiana;
  • Completion of an internship in Counseling or Clinical Psychology;
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of research and expertise, as well as general professional courses in the counseling psychology doctoral and master’s curriculum;
  • Aptitude for advising and mentoring doctoral and master’s students in Counseling Psychology and undergraduate psychology majors;
  • Ability to supervise doctoral students conducting therapy and psychological assessments at the department-run Psychological Services Clinic.


Research area is open. We encourage applications from individuals whose teaching and scholarship advance an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status). Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, the ability to make an interdisciplinary contribution to the University’s research mission, commitment to high-quality classroom instruction and student mentoring, and the strength of recommendations.


Applicants are asked to submit the following materials:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statements describing their line of research as well as their philosophy on teaching
  • Names and contact information for three references.


About the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

The Department is dynamic, future-oriented, and congenial. We have 14 full-time faculty, which allows us to easily collaborate across specialties, including notable strength in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We currently offer a BA in Psychology, MA degrees in Counseling/Counseling Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and PhD degrees in Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited) and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The Psychology undergraduate program is one of the most popular majors on campus, while our doctoral degrees represent a significant proportion of all doctoral-level graduate students in the University. The department provides experiential training for doctoral students through the Psychological Services Clinic and AROS, an I-O Psychology consulting group. 


About Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech is a nationally-recognized, selective-admissions research university of approximately 11,000 students. The university confers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as a joint MD-PhD in conjunction with the LSU Medical Center. As a mid-size university, there are opportunities for collaboration and to engage in transdisciplinary initiatives throughout the campus, such as with our sport and exercise psychology colleagues in the department of Kinesiology. Louisiana Tech promotes an inclusive environment and is one of only 54 institutions named to the Aspire Institutional Change (iChange) network, which works to broaden participation for STEM faculty from underrepresented groups. The university is large enough to provide a stimulating environment and small enough that one person can make a big difference. 

Louisiana Tech offers excellent benefits for faculty, including a fixed-benefit retirement plan and alternative retirement investment programs. Faculty members and their families receive a tuition discount at Louisiana Tech and other universities in our system, and they are also eligible to apply for reciprocal scholarships through the Tuition Exchange program.


About Ruston

Louisiana Tech is located in Ruston and benefits from a mutually supportive town-and-gown relationship with the community. Located in North Louisiana, Ruston has a population of 21,859 and is the seat of Lincoln Parish. Ruston is on Interstate 20 about an hour east of Shreveport. It enjoys a lively college-town atmosphere, flourishing arts community, and an attractive historic district offering restaurants and shopping. Ruston offers a family-friendly, welcoming community. Lincoln Parish is home to a top-rated school district in the state and several private schools, as well as a 5-star elementary lab school and university preschool. The lakes, state parks, and sports complexes around Ruston offer numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, from award-winning bike trails to outstanding golf, fishing, hiking, softball, and local festivals. Ruston enjoys an affordable housing market, with reasonable rents and median home prices around $270,000.  Louisiana Tech and Ruston are great places to work and live. 


For questions concerning this position, please contact:

Steven Toaddy-


Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.


Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.



Note to Applicant:


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


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