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Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Educational Studies [] at Purdue University in West Lafayette invites applications for a full-time, academic year (10-month) clinical faculty position in its APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program beginning August 2022. We are seeking applicants who can contribute to our college mission of effecting positive change in a diverse society in the areas of discovery, teaching, and engagement. See the program website at In addition to teaching responsibilities, this position includes the administrative titles/responsibilities of Director of the Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) and Director of the Certificate Program in Collaborative Leadership: The undergraduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership (CCL) consists of 3 courses, taught primarily by our graduate students under faculty supervision. Two of the three courses are also part of the university core curriculum.


  • Teach courses in counseling psychology and supervise This position carries a teaching load of 1 course per semester (1 course in Fall semester, 1 course in Spring semester) in addition to the administrative responsibilities as the PCGC Director and Director of the Collaborative Leadership Program.
  • As Director of the PCGC, the faculty member will oversee operations of the

program’s training clinic, which serves Purdue students and community members. Responsibilities include administration of the clinic’s day-to-day functions and supervision of the student director of the PCGC, who is an advanced doctoral student in the program. The areas of specialization and theoretical orientation are open, but the applicant should demonstrate a commitment to effective delivery of counseling services to diverse constituents and to the values consistent with that of the program, including a social justice and multicultural focus, a strengths-based developmental perspective, and a scientist-practitioner model of training.

  • As Director of the Collaborative Leadership Program, the faculty member will oversee the undergraduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership ( students/collaborative-leadership-certificate/), which consists of three courses taught primarily by counseling psychology graduate students. The applicant will: train, supervise, and provide feedback to graduate student instructors; schedule and assign course sections; identify, recruit, and train limited term lecturers; and maintain approval of courses as part of Purdue’s core



Candidates must:

  • Hold an earned doctorate from an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Either be licensed in the State of Indiana and credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) or be able to acquire these credentials within two years as a condition of ongoing employment.

Preference will be given to individuals with leadership and supervisory experience in a clinical setting. Clinical faculty are full members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate excellence in the areas of clinical practice/application, service/engagement, and clinical/classroom education.


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.



Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Starting Date

August 15, 2022


Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are to submit one pdf document containing:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vita
  • a list of three references that can be contacted by the search committee
  • a statement of professional goals relevant to position responsibilities and qualifications

All materials must be submitted through Success Factors, but addressed to Dr. Eric Deemer, Chair, Counseling Psychology Clinical Faculty Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. For questions, contact Eric Deemer via email at or phone at (765) 494-6420. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Background Check

A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Equal Opportunity

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

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