The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education
Open Rank Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling
The College of Education at the University of Iowa is making a
major investment in faculty hires to create a group of faculty who
will work together to address critical rehabilitation and
vocational issues impacting consumers and employers. Faculty
in several academic programs (e.g., special education, school
psychology, counseling psychology, school counseling, and clinical
mental health counseling) will work with interdisciplinary teams of
researchers and practitioners to create and implement
evidence-based approaches to promote the empowerment and employment
of persons with disabilities.
The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa
invites applications for one open-rank, tenure-track faculty
position in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. The
academic year position will begin August 17, 2022.
We seek professionals with evidence of significant
accomplishments in research that impacts the employment of youth
and adults who have a disability. This individual should have
- The ability to produce empirically driven and practically
relevant research in the impact of disability across the life span
and/or Rehabilitation Counseling
- Skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision.
- A commitment to professional service that advances the
research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives
of persons with disabilities; and
- A 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, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs 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 Rehabilitation Counseling.
By August 2022, prospective candidates must have one of the
- Earned doctorate in Counseling or a closely related field with
a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
- Earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a
CACREP accredited program, or closely related field, with a masters
in Rehabilitation Counseling.
- Earned doctorate in Rehabilitation or closely related field, if
not CACREP accredited, have had employment as a full-time faculty
member in a CACREP accredited Counselor Education program for a
minimum of one full academic year before January 1, 2013.
- Concentration or specialization in Rehabilitation, Vocational,
or Career Counseling.
- Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, including
publications in recognized rehabilitation, vocational, disability,
counseling, career development, counselor education, or related
- Evidence and/or potential for attracting external funding.
- Experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses and
supervising students in practica/internships.
- Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with
- 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.
- Experience teaching, supervising, and coordinating in a
CACREP-accredited graduate program.
- Experience in State / Federal / Tribal, or Veteran
Administration, or corrections, or forensic rehabilitation service
- Experience with applied clinical research.
- Be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or be eligible
and obtain CRC credential within 1 year of hire.
- Serving as a core faculty member in the Master’s in
- Teaching courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and
within the Department of Counselor Education in areas consistent
with the candidate’s interests and department needs,
- Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of
- Seeking and administering external grants for research,
training, and service,
- Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels, and
- Supervising doctoral students’ dissertations,
- Develop as a future leader/coordinator of the MA program in
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and
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
sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three
references, and graduate college transcripts. To apply for
this position, go to our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/
and choose requisition number 74304. Address
inquiries or nominations to John Wadsworth (email@example.com)
or call 319-335-5246.
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
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.