University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education
Open Rank Professor in Clinical Mental Health
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
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:
- ability to produce empirically driven and practically relevant
research in School and/or Clinical Mental health Counseling
- skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision,
- 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,
- commitment to the counseling profession as demonstrated by, for
example, conference presentations, lectures, and professional
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.
By August 2022, prospective candidates must have one of the
- 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.
- Concentration or specialization in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling or Counselor Education.
- Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, including
publications in recognized counseling, school, mental health
counseling, or related journals.
- Evidence and/or potential for attracting external funds.
- Experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses and
supervising students in practica/internships.
- Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with
- Be a National Certified Counselors [NCC], and/or Certified
Clinical Mental Health Counselor [CCMHC] or be certification
- Established Teaching, Research, and Service record reflective
of expected requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate
or Full Professor, respectively.
- Success in procuring competitive national funding for training,
employment, research, and/or implementation of interventions.
- Be LMHC, LPC, or eligible for counselor licensure.
- Experience teaching, supervising, and coordinating in a
CACREP-accredited graduate program.
- Experience with applied clinical research.
- Serve as program coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health
- Serving as a core faculty member in the Master’s and doctoral
programs in Clinical Mental Health and the Counselor Education and
- Teaching courses in the Clinical Mental Health and in areas
consistent with the candidate’s interests and department
- Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of
specialization, that supports the mission of the Iowa Center for
School Mental Health
- Seeking and administering external grants for research,
training, and service,
- Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels including
supervision as needed, and
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
The College has a Strategic Plan (https://education.uiowa.edu/office-assessment-and-continuous-improvement/strategic-plan),
which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion,
and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our
Anti-Racism Collaborative (https://education.uiowa.edu/about-college/anti-racism-initiatives/anti-racism-collaborative).
About the University and Surrounding
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
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.