Assistant or Associate Professor Counseling Psychology

Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Education, Health and Behavior Studies within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of North Dakota (UND) is searching to fill two (2) Assistant or Associate Professor faculty positions in Counseling Psychology, serving the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program contingent upon availability of funding. These positions may be tenure-track or an offer of tenure may be based on a candidate's documented record of achievement and subject to approval from the Department, College, University and the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a potential research line, and evidence of commitment to social justice and/or health disparities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UND’s Doctor of Counseling Psychology and Masters of Counseling programs.  This position will be primarily on campus (not remote).

The Counseling Psychology program, the College of Education and Human Development and UND are committed to providing a supportive learning environment, and actively seeks and values diversity among its students and staff.  This includes diversity in the cultures, values and experiences of students and faculty, as well as in our theoretical models, research paradigms, and ways of professional practice.  The Counseling Psychology program has a collegial and supportive environment.  We enjoy working together and value our respective contributions to the group.

The University of North Dakota is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that respects, acknowledges and celebrates diversity and individual differences.  Successful applicants for this position will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through interest or past experience, as well as the ability to work and collaborate in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
    Produce peer-reviewed publications within area of research expertise and seek external grant funds.Teach graduate courses, and advise and supervise graduate students.
  • All faculty are expected to contribute service within the programs, department, college, university, and community.  UND and the College of Education and Human Development value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.
Required Competencies
  • Ability to produce a research product within an area of research expertise.
  • Ability to teach graduate-level courses and to advise/supervise graduate students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups.Ability to supervise graduate students and contribute to service within the department, college, university, and/or community.A commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the field of psychology.
Minimum Requirements
  • Earned Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from APA-accredited program or closely related field by August 15, 2023.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Demonstrated ability or interest to produce research within an area of research expertise and potential for obtaining external funding.Demonstrated experience or interest in teaching graduate courses.Demonstrated experience or interest to advise and supervise graduate students.Demonstrated experience or interest in program administration.Expertise in diversity, social justice, and service program to rural and/or underrepresented communities (UND Strategic Plan’s Goal 5 & Goal 4, Grand Challenge #3).Eligible for licensure or licensed mental health professional in North Dakota.
Minimum Hiring SalarySalary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. 

Contract Period/Start Date9 month contract/August 16, 2023

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Cover letter highlighting qualifications for the positionStatement of research, not to exceed two pagesCVContact information for a minimum of three referencesFurther information may be requested later (e.g., letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations)Unofficial transcripts.  Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.

  Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Rachel Navarro [email protected]

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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