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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty - Counseling Psychology

University of Iowa College of Education
Iowa City, Iowa
Date posted
Aug 25, 2023

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The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for two open-rank tenure-track faculty positions in our APA-accredited counseling psychology program.  These full-time, academic year (9-month) positions will begin August 14, 2024.


These positions are essential to addressing the critical need for research, services, and training in the area of mental health affecting schools across the nation, and coincide with growing opportunities for unique collaborations, research and teaching support, and innovative scholarship found in our Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations. Training grants awarded to department faculty create opportunities to participate in new specialty tracks, while the increasing demand for undergraduate coursework in counseling and behavioral health makes for exciting possibilities for building curricula and programming for a new audience of enthusiastic students. The College of Education is home to the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, an exceptional enterprise funded by a $20 million grant that is Iowa’s hub for school-based mental health research, training, professional learning, and clinical services. Scanlan’s expert staff and resources pave the way for pioneering collaborations.

In addition to contributing to this momentum, the successful candidates will advise counseling psychology doctoral students, engage in scholarly research, seek external funding, and teach graduate-level courses. The preferred candidates will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy with a systems-based perspective, and a program of research related to the investigation and/or implementation of mental health services for individuals and communities, with a particular focus on individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds. Our APA-accredited program emphasizes social justice initiatives and community engagement opportunities for our students. 

Education Requirement

Prospective candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in counseling, clinical, or school psychology from an APA-accredited program.

Required Qualifications

(1) Established record or evidence of strong potential in scholarship relevant to applied counseling psychology, (2) Potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development, (3) Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations, (4) Ability to teach, advise, and mentor graduate students in research and practice, (5) Licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Iowa, and (6) Demonstrated ability to create and foster an academic environment inclusive of culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations.

Desirable Qualifications

(1) Established record of obtaining external funding, (2) Interest in undergraduate training and program development, (3) Evidence or promise of excellent teaching skills at the graduate level, including graduate student advising, and (4) Research area related to children, youth, and adolescents.


Major responsibilities include conducting an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses consistent with program, departmental needs; advising and mentoring graduate students in the counseling psychology program; and providing program, department, college, and professional service. The successful candidates will work in full collaboration with faculty members in counseling psychology to consider new initiatives within the college and university.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointments beginning August 14, 2024.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if prior teaching experience), two samples of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts. Upload teaching evaluations into the “supporting attachments” section. To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 74929. Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair: Saba Ali (  

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:

About the Counseling Psychology Program 

The Counseling Psychology program at The University of Iowa is a doctoral program that was granted full accreditation by the American Psychological Association in the Spring of 1983. The program trains health service psychologists who are competent in counseling and psychological services informed by the integration of diverse scholarship. Our program strives to produce counseling psychologists who promote psychology as both a profession and a science and who apply acquired skills to improving psychological services to diverse communities. Given our belief that the profession of psychology is constantly changing to meet human needs, our faculty and students represent a variety of backgrounds and interests and serve a diverse array of communities.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative which will be known as The Community Council starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

 The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognized leadership in the study and craft of writing. Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields. 

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