One Open Rank Professor and one Endowed Distinguished Professorship in School Psychology

Iowa City, Iowa
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Oct 02, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
One Open Rank Professor and one Endowed Distinguished Professorship – Tenure Track

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for two, 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) in our APA-accredited school psychology program, to begin August 18, 2021. One position will be an Endowed Distinguished Professorship.

We are seeking individuals with interests and experiences in the field of professional school psychology with area of research open.  The successful candidate will advise school psychology graduate 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 and a program of research related to the investigation and/or implementation of best practice services to clients from diverse backgrounds. The College of Education is building a critical mass of faculty in various programs to focus on addressing mental health in the schools. 

Education Requirement
Prospective candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in school, counseling or clinical 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, (2) established record of scholarship and intervention to address mental health issues (broadly defined) in schools, and (3) national certification as a school psychologist (NASP).

Major responsibilities include: conduct an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teach graduate-level courses consistent with program and departmental needs; advise and mentor graduate students in the school psychology program; and provide program, department, college, and professional service. The successful candidate will work in full collaboration with faculty members in school psychology and across all College of Education departments 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 18, 2021 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 choose requisition number 74002.  Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair: Susan Assouline ([email protected] or call 319.335.6148.

Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.

About the Program
The School Psychology program at The University of Iowa is a doctoral program that was granted full accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 1992.  The School Psychology Program is currently developing a new program and will seek accreditation staring in Fall 2021. The university is making a significant investment in growing the program through additional faculty hires and a renewed commitment to addressing critical needs in schools including the addition of a new BCBA program.  The School Psychology program has a long history of excellence in preparing scientist-practitioners for practice as health service psychologists in multiple settings including academia.  We are seeking to expand on our existing partnerships with schools, the Iowa State Department of Education, research units within the College of Education, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to address school mental health and other critical issues within school psychology.

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 and several research units including the Iowa Testing Program, The Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, and the Iowa Reading Research Center.

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 #34 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.