Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Counseling Psychology

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate level in its APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, beginning fall 2021. We are seeking applicants whose scholarship is in the areas of racial identity development, racism, racial trauma and healing, liberation psychology, or a closely related area. We are interested in applicants who are interested in our expansion plans in telemental health and who can contribute to the College of Education’s mission of effecting positive change in a diverse society in the areas of discovery, teaching, and engagement. See the program website at


  • Maintain an active research program with a record of, or potential to attract, external funding;
  • Teach courses in counseling psychology and supervise practicum (typical load is 2 courses/semester);
  • Advise doctoral students with diverse background, share program leadership, and provide department, college, and university service;
  • Demonstrate interest in and commitment to contributing to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and the College;
  • Participate in the development of telemental health initiative or the future master’s program.

The Purdue Counseling Psychology program is dynamic with: selective admissions; small, full-time cohorts; collegial faculty, and; exciting opportunities to partner with local agencies, schools, and on-campus initiatives. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus.

Required qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Hold an earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
  • Be licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist in the State of Indiana.
  • Demonstrate a history of scholarly productivity and either a record of, or the potential to attract, extramural funding.

Candidates who are more advanced in their faculty careers can be considered for a shortened window toward tenure, if they wish and if applicable.

The College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  A successful candidate is expected to show evidence of integration of this emphasis on diversity into at least one of these areas. 

Application Procedure  

Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Cover letter that articulates professional experiences and goals relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications
  • Curriculum vita
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Purdue University's Department of Educational Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, and be addressed to the Counseling Psychology Faculty Search Committee Co-Chairs.  Internal candidates please go to this; outside candidates please go to this

For questions, contact the search committee co-chairs: Amanda Case ( or Xiang Zhou (

A background check is required for employment in this position.

We especially encourage those with diverse background to apply.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.