Assistant/Associate Professor - Counseling Psychology

Position Information

Position Information

Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor - Counseling PsychologyDepartmentEducational Psychology-1047Requisition NumberF_190184Posting Open Date10/01/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)11/01/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program beginning August, 2020. Candidates must show interest and promise in publishing research and teaching in areas germane to the field of counseling psychology. Candidates must be willing to develop a programmatic line of research and seek external funding for their research. It is important that candidates also contribute to the continuance of the program’s longstanding commitment to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in core counseling psychology courses including psychological assessment, research methods in counseling psychology, ethical decision-making, and applied psychology courses (e.g., group counseling, couple and family counseling, counseling skills, and multicultural counseling). Additional responsibilities include: development and maintenance of an ongoing program of research, student mentoring and research advisement, professional (clinical) supervision, preparation of research and/or training grants, and participation in faculty governance. Finally, collaboration with other Counseling Psychology Program faculty in contributing to the management of the Program is essential. Willingness to collaborate across disciplines in the College of Education and Human Sciences and the University is highly desirable.

The Counseling Psychology Program resides in the Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and Human Sciences. The Department of Educational Psychology offers four graduate programs: Developmental Learning Sciences; Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods; School Psychology (APA-accredited); and Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited). The Department of Educational Psychology also houses the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic and the Buros Center for Testing. The Counseling Psychology Program employs a scientist-practitioner training model and has enjoyed full accreditation from APA for its doctoral program since 1959. The program also offers training at the master’s degree level in community or school counseling.

The Department of Educational Psychology’s affiliation with the Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools; the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior; and the Buffet Early Childhood Institute provides opportunities for exciting collaboration.

Applicants can learn more about the Department ( or College ( through their websites.

Salary is competitive based on a nine-month schedule with opportunities available for summer teaching.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate from an APA-accredited program in Counseling Psychology or a closely related field is required by the starting date
  • Research productivity and an emerging publication record in a defined area of interest
  • Potential for funded research activities
  • Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Record of scholarly publications in the field of counseling psychology and evidence of success in pursuing external funding
  • Evidence of strong teaching and mentoring of graduate students
  • Commitment to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Nebraska
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredPosted SalaryHow to Apply

Click “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach the following documents: 1) letter of application describing program of research and teaching experiences, as well as qualifications for the position as defined in position announcement, 2) curriculum vita, 3) contact information for three professional references and 4) samples of scholarly work (combine and attach as “other document”).

Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact Dr. Kantamneni by email ([email protected]).

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Dr. Kantamneni,
Counseling Psychology Search Chair
[email protected]

Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?NoIf Temporary, indicate end datePlanned Hire DateAugust 17, 2020Appointment End DateSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Required DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References
    4. Other Document
    Optional Documents