Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Open Rank Professor in School 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 training and research needs related to School Counseling.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education invites applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the School Counseling Program. This position will serve as part of the core faculty in the M.A. School Counseling program and supports the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Candidates will be considered for ranks of assistant, associate, or full professor. Successful candidates qualified for the rank of full professor may be recommended for an endowed Distinguished Professorship in School Counseling.
The position will begin August 18, 2021. We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise for conducting research which addresses critical issues related to the school counseling practice such as mental health issues in schools, substance abuse in schools, professional school counseling practice, and professional development. We are looking for individuals who are committed to effective teaching and professional service to advance the school counseling profession. This individual should have demonstrated:
a) the ability to produce empirically driven and practically relevant research in areas such as the personal or academic needs of K-12 students, mental health issues in schools, the role of the professional school counselor, or the effectiveness of counseling interventions in a school setting
b) skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision.
c) a commitment to professional service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of school aged children; and
d) a commitment to the counseling profession as demonstrated by, for example, conference presentations, lectures, and professional memberships.
The successful candidate will join a research and training partnership with Counselor Education and Supervision, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs to teach graduate-level courses. The program, following the College of Education trends, has strong department, college, university, and clinical community support, and is 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 in School Counseling, and (or a commitment to learn) Counselor Education and Supervision, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs.
Teaching courses in the School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs consistent with the candidate's interests and departmental needs,
Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of specialization,
Seeking and administering external grants for research, training and service,
Advising students at the master's and doctoral levels, and
Supervising doctoral students' dissertations,
Develop as a future leader/coordinator of the MA program in School Counseling.
The school counseling program, following the College of Education trends, has strong local school district support, and is committed to collaboratively building a learning environment that values diversity and collegiality.
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2021.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Program
The School Counseling program at The University of Iowa is committed to enhancing the academic, career, social, and personal development of all children and adolescents in schools by preparing graduates with counseling, consulting, and coordinating skills; generating knowledge about effective helping strategies and interventions; and leading the profession within the state and the nation. The program is committed to providing its students with training that celebrates diversity and increases multicultural sensitivity in counseling practice and comprehensive program design. Our program holds the CACREP accreditation and currently ranks in the top 10 of the World News Report.
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, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning
About the University and Surrounding Community
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 #34 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.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.