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EIU Department of Psychology

Eastern Illinois University Position Announcement


The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) has an opening for a full-time (9-month) Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2024. Duties include teaching graduate courses in school psychology and undergraduate courses in psychology, maintaining an active research program, supervising graduate student theses and practicum experiences, and participating in service to the department and university.


EIU offers NASP-approved specialist-level school psychology training with a scientist-practitioner model. Research is an important component of our training program; all students are required to complete a thesis. Faculty research and professional involvement are also required. The EIU program has been in place for over 50 years and has been an important source of practicing school psychologists in Illinois and across the country. The program typically enrolls 8-10 students each fall with a total of approximately 25 students across the three-year program.


The department serves approximately 400 undergraduate majors and offers, in addition to the school psychology specialist degree, an M.A. in clinical psychology. The Department also houses a Psychological Services Clinic.


The ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited or NASP-approved program in school psychology. Professional school psychology practice in school and or clinic settings and eligibility for Illinois certification, NASP certification, or Psychology licensure are also preferred. However, ABD candidates will also be considered, as well as candidates in other closely related areas (i.e., educational psychology, developmental psychology). Other requirements include demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level and a commitment to research and scholarly work. Applicants with backgrounds in areas related to school psychology must be able to demonstrate teaching and research interests in line with the School Psychology program. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting inclusive excellence is also required.


To apply, please submit the following: letter of application, vita, three letters of reference, and available reprints. Send application materials via Interfolio at  For questions regarding this search, please contact Margaret Floress, Screening Committee Chair, at


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.


The University and Community

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, 125-year tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest's top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kind of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois - a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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Eastern Illinois University

Physical Sciences - 1151
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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