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Open Rank Professor in Counseling Psychology - Tenure Track

University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Open Rank Professor – Tenure Track


The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in our APA-accredited counseling psychology program.  The academic year position will begin August 17, 2022.


This position will be affiliated with the counseling psychology program and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health (ICSMH), a partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education, which aims to expand support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state. Located in the UI College of Education, ICSMH bridges disciplines to provide a network of expertise in education, public health, nursing, psychology, social work, and counseling that impacts student mental health. This is Iowa's first state-wide center supporting mental health in our schools. As this position will be jointly affiliated with ICSMH, we are seeking an individual with broad interests and experiences in the field of professional psychology with a specific research focus on mental health within a school and/or university context. The successful candidate will advise counseling psychology doctoral students, engage in scholarly research, seek external funding, advance the mission of ICSMH, and teach graduate-level courses. The preferred candidate 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 children, adolescents and young adults, with a particular focus on individuals and communities from marginalized backgrounds. Our APA accredited program emphasizes social justice initiatives and community engagement opportunities for our students. 

Education Requirement

Prospective candidates must have earned a 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 psychology, with a specific research focus on mental health within a school and/or university context, (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, and (5) Licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Iowa.

Desirable Qualifications

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


Major responsibilities include: conduct an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses consistent with program, departmental, and ICSHM needs; advise and mentor graduate students in the counseling psychology program and ICSMH; and provide program, department, college, and professional service. The successful candidate will work in full collaboration with faculty members in counseling psychology to consider new initiatives within the college and university, as well as affiliated faculty in ICSMH.


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


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.


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. To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74298. Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair: Martin Kivlighan ( or call 319-335-5333.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

About the 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 aims to train 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. In collaboration with ICSMH, we are seeking to expand on our existing partnerships with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa Department of Education to build in the area of school mental health. 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, Iowa Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.  

The College has a Strategic Plan (, which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative  (

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #33 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 colleges.   

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely 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 affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

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, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

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