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Open Rank Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 27, 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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University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education
Open Rank Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The College of Education at the University of Iowa is making a major investment in faculty hires to create a group of faculty working together to address critical mental health issues in school-aged children. Faculty in several academic programs (e.g., special education, school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and rehabilitation counseling) will join the recently established Iowa Center for School Mental Health and work with interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct and disseminate research and professional development aimed at the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in schools and communities. 


The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa invites applications for one open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. The academic year position will begin August 17, 2022. 

We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishments in research that impacts mental health issues in school settings and/or with school-aged children. This individual should have demonstrated:

  1. ability to produce empirically driven and practically relevant research in School and/or Clinical Mental health Counseling
  2. skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision,
  3. commitment to professional service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of school-aged children, including intersection with mental illness, and
  4. commitment to the counseling profession as demonstrated by, for example, conference presentations, lectures, and professional memberships.

The successful candidate will join a research and training partnership with Counselor Education and Supervision, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health to teach graduate-level courses. The program, following the College of Education trends, has strong department, college, university, and clinical community support, and is committed to an environment that values diversity and collegiality. The preferred candidate will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy and will be experienced in implementation of CACREP accreditation standards in school and mental health counselor education.

Education Requirement

By August 2022, prospective candidates must have one of the following:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or a closely related field with a master’s degree from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program, or
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling, if not CACREP accredited, plus have had employment as a full-time faculty member in a School/Mental Health Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year before August of 2013.

Required Qualifications

  1. Concentration or specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Counselor Education.
  2. Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, including publications in recognized counseling, school, mental health counseling, or related journals.
  3. Evidence and/or potential for attracting external funds.
  4. Experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses and supervising students in practica/internships.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with diverse populations.
  6. Be a National Certified Counselors [NCC], and/or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor [CCMHC] or be certification eligible.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Established Teaching, Research, and Service record reflective of expected requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, respectively.
  2. Success in procuring competitive national funding for training, employment, research, and/or implementation of interventions.
  3. Be LMHC, LPC, or eligible for counselor licensure.
  4. Experience teaching, supervising, and coordinating in a CACREP-accredited graduate program.
  5. Experience with applied clinical research.


  1. Serve as program coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
  2. Serving as a core faculty member in the Master’s and doctoral programs in Clinical Mental Health and the Counselor Education and Supervision
  3. Teaching courses in the Clinical Mental Health and in areas consistent with the candidate’s interests and department needs,
  4. Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of specialization, that supports the mission of the Iowa Center for School Mental Health
  5. Seeking and administering external grants for research, training, and service,
  6. Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels including supervision as needed, and
  7. Supervising doctoral students’ dissertations.


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 noted above, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if prior teaching experience), sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 74299.  Address inquiries or nominations to Gerta Bardhoshi ( or call 319-335-5942.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Department of Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education prepares students to facilitate human development across the life span, to advocate for clients and students, and to serve local, national, and international communities. Our MA programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and our PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, contribute to the profession through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for the development of ethical and culturally sensitive counseling professionals.

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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