Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology


Educational Psychology-1047

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Description of Work:

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program beginning August 2022. We are seeking a colleague whose work promotes the liberation of marginalized populations, centers the voices and mental health needs of people often omitted from psychology scholarship, and seeks to amend structural oppression. Candidates whose clinical and research interests focus on racially and/or ethnically diverse populations, gender expansive people, and other minoritized communities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are also expected to contribute to the continuance of the program’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access. Candidates must show interest and promise in publishing research and in teaching courses germane to Counseling Psychology. Candidates are expected to develop a programmatic line of research for which they can seek internal and external funding. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in core counseling psychology areas including psychological assessment, applied psychological research, ethical decision-making, and in applied psychology areas such as 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.

Collaboration with the 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 successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, supervising, and advising diverse students, including those underserved, students of color, first-generation students, students from rural and urban areas, international students, and non-traditional students.

The Counseling Psychology Program resides in the Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and Human Sciences. The Department of Educational Psychology is a vibrant department that expects innovation and excellence in on-campus instruction and supervision, experiential teaching and learning, mentoring, career preparation, and student support to successfully meet the changing needs of a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Department offers five graduate programs: Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited); Developmental and Learning Sciences; Institutional Research; Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods; and School Psychology (APA-accredited and NASP-approved). The Department of Educational Psychology also houses the Buros Center for Testing, the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, and the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (APA-accredited). The Counseling Psychology Program employs a scientist-practitioner training model and has enjoyed full APA accreditation 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 ( provide exciting opportunities for collaboration across Centers, Departments, and Colleges.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city within a friendly Midwestern community. Further information on Lincoln can be found at Applicants can learn more about the Department ( or the College of Education and Humans Sciences ( through their websites.

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

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

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an APA-accredited program in Counseling Psychology or a closely related field is required by the start date (August 15, 2022)
  • Research productivity and an emerging publication record in a defined research area related to Counseling Psychology
  • Demonstrated interest and potential for funded research activities
  • Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
  • Sensitive to the educational needs of diverse and underrepresented students
  • Potential for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Nebraska

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of scholarly publications relevant to the field of Counseling Psychology
  • Potential for success in pursuing external funding
  • Evidence of strong teaching and mentoring of students
  • Ability to provide instruction in psychological assessment
  • Demonstrated expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed-method research methodologies

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job.” Complete the information form and attach the following documents:

  1. Letter of application with brief narrative addressing minimum and preferred qualifications for the position including evidence of scholarly quality and productivity, quality teaching and mentorship, and potential for external funding.
  2. Curriculum vita.
  3. A statement of the value you place on diversity, your commitments to equity and inclusion, and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.
  4. Copies of up to three examples of scholarship (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, chapters).
  5. Contact information including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.
Please note, the statement on diversity and the examples of scholarship (items 3 and 4 above) will need to be combined into one document and attached as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Dr. Neeta Kantamneni,
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:


Planned Hire Date:

August 15, 2022


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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