Open Rank Professor in School Counseling

Iowa City, Iowa
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 05, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Open Rank Professor in School 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 training and research needs related to School Counseling.


The Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education invites applications for a full time,
9-month tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the School Counseling Program. This position will serve as part of the core faculty in the M.A. School Counseling program and supports the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Candidates will be considered for ranks of assistant, associate, or full professor.  Successful candidates qualified for the rank of full professor may be recommended for an endowed Distinguished Professorship in School Counseling.

The position will begin August 18, 2021. We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise for conducting research which addresses critical issues related to the school counseling practice such as mental health issues in schools, substance abuse in schools, professional school counseling practice, and professional development. We are looking for individuals who are committed to effective teaching and professional service to advance the school counseling profession. This individual should have demonstrated:

  • the ability to produce empirically driven and practically relevant research in areas such as the personal or academic needs of K-12 students, mental health issues in schools, the role of the professional school counselor, or the effectiveness of counseling interventions in a school setting
  • 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 school aged children; and
  • a commitment to the counseling profession as demonstrated by, for example, conference presentations, lectures, and professional memberships. 

The successful candidate will join a research and training partnership with Counselor Education and Supervision, Rehabilitation 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 School Counseling, and (or a commitment to learn) Counselor Education and Supervision, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs.

Education Requirement

This position requires an earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program by May of 2021 or demonstrated experience as a full-time faculty member in a CACREP accredited school counseling program for a minimum of one full academic year before August of 2013.

Required Qualifications

  1. Concentration or specialization in School Counseling.
  2. Evidence of or potential for scholarly productivity, including publications in recognized counseling related journals.
  3. Evidence of or potential for attracting external funds.
  4. Experience in teaching graduate courses and supervising students in practica/internships.
  5. Clear indicators of a professional orientation to school counseling and collaborative work with peers.
  6. Experience working with diverse populations.
  7. Evidence of professional certifications or licensure related to counseling practice.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Success in procuring competitive national funding for training, research, and/or implementation of interventions.
  2. Experience teaching, supervising, and coordinating in a CACREP-accredited graduate program.
  3. Experience with applied clinical research.
  4. Hold a national counseling certification or be eligible for it.
  5. Focus on research and/or interventions addressing mental health in schools.


  1. Teaching courses in the School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs consistent with the candidate’s interests and departmental needs,
  2. Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of specialization,
  3. Seeking and administering external grants for research, training and service,
  4. Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels, and
  5. Supervising doctoral students’ dissertations,
  6. Develop as a future leader/coordinator of the MA program in School Counseling.

The school counseling program, following the College of Education trends, has strong local school district support, and is committed to collaboratively building a learning environment that values diversity and collegiality.


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.


Candidates should a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74019.  Address inquiries or nominations to Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Duys ([email protected]) .


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Program

The School Counseling program at The University of Iowa is committed to enhancing the academic, career, social, and personal development of all children and adolescents in schools by preparing graduates with counseling, consulting, and coordinating skills; generating knowledge about effective helping strategies and interventions; and leading the profession within the state and the nation. The program is committed to providing its students with training that celebrates diversity and increases multicultural sensitivity in counseling practice and comprehensive program design. Our program holds the CACREP accreditation and currently ranks in the top 10 of the World News Report.

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 #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.