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Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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The College of Education at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, effective August 2024. At minimum, candidates must have an earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology (or a closely related specialty) by the date of employment from a program that is rooted in a scientist-practitioner or scientist-practitioner-advocate training model and must be licensed (or license-eligible) as a psychologist in Pennsylvania.

The successful candidate will contribute to the program’s mission in research (with a focus on Latinx mental health), teaching (in our programs for counseling psychology, mental health counseling, school counseling, and international school counseling, as well as our new certificate in the mental health of Latin Americans in the United States), and advising/mentoring of students. The successful candidate will have scholarly interests that fit the College’s mission of offering a multicultural and global education to graduate students and will demonstrate potential for a strong publication record and external funding. The successful candidate will have interest in teaching courses in face-to-face and online modalities based on program needs (ex: multicultural issues and social justice, vocational psychology, assessment, theories of counseling, school counseling) and the ability to contribute to academic offerings for the certificate in the mental health of Latin Americans in the United States. The successful candidate will mentor and advise master’s and doctoral students. The successful candidate will show evidence of cultural competence through collaborating with communities of the Global Majority by way of research, teaching, and/or clinical practice.  

The Counseling Psychology Program, housed in the College of Education, offers a doctorate in Counseling Psychology as well as master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and International School Counseling. Signature areas of the Counseling Psychology program include multicultural issues and social justice, counseling process/outcomes and supervision, international counseling, school counseling, vocational counseling, early childhood, and older adults. The Program faculty have established strong research and service partnerships in the Lehigh Valley, including our Community Voices Clinic. Additional information about the Counseling Psychology program is available at:

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation' highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members.  Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Candidates should submit the following at

1) a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s qualifications match the position, 

2) statements of research interests, teaching philosophy, and     previous efforts to address equity, diversity, and inclusion (one statement for each, three statements total),

3) a curriculum vitae, 

4) names and contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be required for finalists), and 

5) three publications. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Inquiries and nominations can be directed to: Grace Caskie, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Education and Human Services, College of Education, Lehigh University, email:  Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute,

through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.  Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at . Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty: Dual Career Guidelines  Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.






Read our Diversity Profile Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh University’s annual report from 2013 provides an overview of the intellectual activity across campus as well as a financial report. It is posted on our website at .

Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors featuring more than 2,000 courses in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh confers a total of 12 degrees at the undergraduate and advanced degree level. We have 482 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 adjunct faculty and lecturers and 10 full-time visiting faculty. With approximately 4700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, a small student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work closely with professors. About 69% of all full-time faculty are tenured, and 99% of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate degree or the highest degree in their field.  We have 1,215 staff members supporting the academic, research and administrative functions.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is situated on over 2,300 acres on four campuses. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous and feature more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. The campus also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.

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