Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Counseling Psychology. The Counseling Psychology Program is the first APA-accredited Scientist-Practitioner-Advocate training program and was reaccredited under this training model in 2016. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our program’s emphasis on social justice advocacy and multicultural psychology. This position will begin August 1, 2022. The Department has three Ph.D. programs (Clinical, Counseling, and Experimental) and comprises 34 tenure-track faculty. The Counseling Psychology program consists of six full-time core faculty members. Information about the Department and the Counseling Psychology program is online at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program or a closely related field, published research in peer-reviewed journals, enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, potential for extramural research funding, and be license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Tennessee. Preference will be given to applicants whose area of research focuses on race and racism, with teaching interests in social justice advocacy, multicultural psychology, and/or practicum.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have met all requirements for a Ph.D. prior to the start date, a strong research record, enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, strong potential for extramural research funding, and be license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Tennessee.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) cover letter and curriculum vita, 2) research statement, 3) teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course evaluations and/or recent syllabi, 4) statement on diversity and social justice, 5) up to 3 representative publications, and 6) three confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application by October 1, 2021 to ensure full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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