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Open Rank Clinical Professor in Counseling

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package and benefits.

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University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education
Open Rank Clinical Professor in 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 mental health issues in school-aged children. Faculty in several academic programs (e.g., special education, school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and rehabilitation counseling) will join the recently established Iowa Center for School Mental Health and work with interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct and disseminate research and professional development aimed at the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in schools and communities. 


The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa invites applications for one open-rank clinical-track faculty position School Counseling (MA) and Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD) Programs. The academic year position will begin August 17, 2022. 

We seek an individual with interests and experience in the fields of school counseling and counselor education and supervision.  This individual should have demonstrated:

  • Skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision
  • Skills as effective instructor at the graduate level
  • Commitment to professional service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve and support student mental health so that all school-age children, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient

This position requires an earned doctorate in Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, or a related field. Selected candidates must hold the required professional certifications (e.g. National Certified Counselor, NCC) or be certification-eligible. School counselor or pupil personnel license (or license-eligibility) in the state of Iowa is required. Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or license eligibility is desired.

The successful candidate will join a clinical supervision and training partnership with School Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health to teach graduate-level courses. These programs have strong department, college, university, and clinical community support, and are 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 as they relate to counselor preparation.

Education Requirement

By August 2022, prospective candidates must have one of the following:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, or a related field from a Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or closely related field, if not CACREP accredited, have had employment as a full-time faculty member in a CACREP accredited Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year before January 1, 2013.

Required Qualifications

  • Concentration or specialization in School Counseling
  • Experience in teaching graduate courses
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision reflective of CACREP standards and practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and with schools, agencies, and community partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with diverse populations
  • Professional identity as a counselor
  • Be a National Certified Counselor, NCC, or certification eligible
  • Eligible for school counseling licensure in the State of Iowa

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in the practice of school counseling
  • Be LMHC, LPC or eligible for counselor licensure
  • Experience teaching in a graduate level school counseling program
  • Experience teaching and/or designing online instruction


  • Being a core faculty member in the School Counseling master’s program
  • Serve as Clinical Coordinator for the School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs
  • Develop relationships with local schools and community counseling agencies that will lead to clinical placements of graduate students
  • Coordinate field placements and provide effective supervision of MA students in School Counseling and Ph.D. students in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Teaching courses in the School Counseling MA program and the Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision program, in areas consistent with the candidate’s interests and department needs
  • Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels including supervision as needed
  • Engage in professional, university, collegiate, and/or departmental service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of school-age children, educators, and school environments
  • Contribute to the professional development efforts and initiatives of the Iowa Center for School Mental Health


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and professional development support.


Academic year (9 month) clinical-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, 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 and choose requisition number 74302.  Address inquiries or nominations to Susannah Wood ([email protected] ) or call 319-335-5050.


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

About the Department of Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education prepares students to facilitate human development across the life span, to advocate for clients and students, and to serve local, national, and international communities. Our MA programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and our PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, contribute to the profession through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for the development of ethical and culturally sensitive counseling professionals.

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 in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Iowa Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.  

The College has a Strategic Plan (, which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative (

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 #33 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.

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