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by Leandra Parris, PhD, Illinois State University

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Submitted by asulliva on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:33

Ours is a field where open positions can abound, as we see this year, and where faculty roles, expectations, opportunities, and challenges can vary substantially across different types of institutions (e.g., public v. private, R1 v. teaching) and programs (doctoral only, specialist only, combined). Some scholars will spend their entire careers in a single institution, but many will not.

By Ethan Van Norman, Georgia State University, with panelists Stacy-Ann January, University of South Carolina; Dave Klingbeil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Wesley Sims, Wichita State University

Summertime and the Workin’ Is Easy: The Five Ps of a Productive Summer
By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University & Tamika P. La Salle, University of Connecticut

Guest post by Ethan R. Van Norman, Georgia State University

A common concern among early career researchers is how to identify appropriate journals for their work. Researchers in school psychology publish in a broad range of journals – from school psychology, to general and special education, educational psychology and other subfields of psychology, public health, prevention science, and other fields depending on the topic of a given manuscript.

By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University 

A delightful idiosyncrasy of tenure-track positions is the rigorous selection process, which, if you are successful in your applications, includes an invitation for a campus visit. The campus visit is more than an interview; it generally consists of a series of meals, meetings, tours, and presentations with members of the search committee, other faculty, students, and administrators over one to two days. Most campus visits involve a job talk, or colloquia, on your research agenda or a single project, and may also include a teaching demonstration or case study presentation.

Serving on an Editorial Board Pretenure

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2016-11-17 07:25

Michelle K. Demaray, Ph.D. Professor, Northern Illinois University; Editor, Journal of School Psychology
The SSSP Early Career Forum invited me to speak to early career scholars about the editorial process at the 2016 APA convention.  I am following up on that meeting with a blog about getting involved with journal editorial boards.  To organize the blog, I wrote it around several questions that I think early career scholars may have about involvement with editorial boards.

Tis the season for the faculty job search. Universities have been announcing openings for faculty positions since mid-summer, but now is the time that the job market really heats up. If you are a member of professional listservs for Division 16, Trainers in School Psychology, or CDSPP, you likely receive multiple position announcements each week. One upside of our field is that there tend to be an abundance of open positions. So what can you do to enhance your competitiveness for your dream job?


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Member’s Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.