OPEN RANK TENURE-TRACK FACULTY - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Number: 74975
The College of Education at the University of Iowa is making a major investment in addressing critical issues facing K-12 students and service providers. To that end, the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for two open-rank tenure-track faculty positions in our School Psychology program. The University of Iowa's school psychology program is a doctoral program with an inclusive EdS degree, as well as a stand-alone EdS degree. The successful candidates will be important contributors to the growth of these graduate programs. These full-time, academic year (9-month) positions will begin August 14, 2024.
These positions are essential to addressing the critical need for research, training, and services in the area of mental health affecting schools across Iowa and the nation in school-aged children including addressing the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional well-being of K-12 students. The successful candidates will benefit from growing opportunities for unique scholarly collaborations and support found in our Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations and across the college. The College of Education is home to the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, an exceptional enterprise funded by a $20 million grant that is Iowa's hub for school-based mental health research, training, professional learning, and clinical services. Scanlan's expert staff and resources pave the way for pioneering collaborations.
The preferred candidates will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy with a systems-based perspective. Additionally, they will pursue a program of research related to the investigation and/or implementation of mental health, academic, behavioral, and social-emotional services for individuals and communities, with a particular focus on individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds.
In addition to contributing to this momentum, the successful candidates will:
Serve as a core faculty member in the School Psychology program.
Teach courses in School Psychology and in areas consistent with the candidate's interests and program and departmental needs.
Conduct a program of research and publication in an area of specialization that supports the mission of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.
Seek and administer external grants for research, training, and service.
Advise graduate students at the EdS and doctoral level, including supervising doctoral dissertations.
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointments beginning August 14, 2024.
Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations (if prior teaching experience), and contact information for three references. Upload teaching evaluations into the "supporting attachments" section. To apply for one of the positions, go to our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty and choose requisition number 74975. Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair: Noel Estrada-Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is 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 schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career and Build a Life" in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: worklife.uiowa.edu.
About the School Psychology Program
The University of Iowa 's School Psychology program is a doctoral program with an inclusive EdS degree. The School Psychology program trains health service psychologists to be outstanding ethical and multiculturally competent scientist-practitioners that promote psychology as a profession for the betterment of the human condition. We strive to address the academic, developmental, behavioral, and mental-health needs of students we serve from prevention to intervention. Currently, the School Psychology program submitted its self-study for accreditation to the American Psychological Association. Given our belief that the profession of psychology is constantly changing to meet human needs, our faculty and students represent a variety of backgrounds and interests and serve a diverse array of communities.
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, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through The Community Council.
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.