Open Rank Professor in Counseling Psychology - Tenure Track

Iowa City, Iowa
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Aug 06, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Open Rank Professor in Counseling Psychology
  - Tenure Track

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for a 9-month, tenure track-faculty position (open rank) in our APA-accredited counseling psychology program, to begin August 19, 2020. 


We are seeking an individual with broad interests and experiences in the field of professional psychology with area of research open.  The successful candidate will advise counseling psychology doctoral students, engage in scholarly research, seek external funding, 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 best practice services to clients from diverse 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 specific areas of expertise open, (2) Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations, (3) Ability to teach, advise, and mentor graduate students in research and practice, (4) Licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Iowa.

Desirable Qualifications

(1) Established record of obtaining external funding, and (2) interest in undergraduate training and program development.


Major responsibilities include: conduct an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses consistent with program and departmental needs; advise and mentor graduate students in the counseling psychology program; 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.


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 19, 2020 or negotiated start date.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if prior teaching experience), contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 73745.  Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair: Saba Rasheed Ali ([email protected]) or call 319-335-5495. 


Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 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. We are seeking to expand on our existing partnerships with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City Veteran's Administration Hospital and to build in the area of health psychology. 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, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  

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 #38 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.S. News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 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 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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