Open Rank Faculty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The University of Iowa College of Education   Iowa City, IA   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 16, 2022
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The College of Education at the University of Iowa is making a major investment in addressing critical mental health issues in school-aged children.  With the hiring and development of highly-skilled faculty in several academic programs (e.g., special education, school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and rehabilitation counseling), the Department of Counselor Education is creating a collaborative group of forward-thinking scholars, researchers, and practitioners that will join the recently established Scanlan Center for School Mental Health and work with interdisciplinary teams to conduct and disseminate research and professional development aimed at the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in schools.


The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa invites applications for an open rank tenure-track, academic year faculty position in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

The successful candidate will begin August 2023. We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishments in research that impact mental health issues in school settings and/or with school-aged children. This individual should demonstrate:

  1. An ability to produce empirically driven and practically relevant research in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
  2. Skill in effective teaching and clinical supervision,
  3. A commitment to professional service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of school-aged children, including intersection with mental illness,
  4. A commitment to the counseling profession as demonstrated by, for example, conference presentations, lectures, and professional memberships, and
  5. A commitment to working and collaborating with culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations.

The successful candidate will join a research and training partnership with Counselor Education and Supervision, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health to teach graduate-level courses. The program, following 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 mental health counselor education.

Job duties include:

  1. Serving as a core faculty member in the master’s and doctoral programs in Clinical Mental Health and Counselor Education and Supervision.
  2. Teaching courses in Clinical Mental Health and in areas consistent with the candidate’s interests and department needs.
  3. Conducting a program of research and publication in an area of specialization, that supports the mission of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.
  4. Seeking and administering external grants for research, training, and service.
  5. Advising students at the master’s and doctoral levels including supervision as needed.
  6. Supervising doctoral students’ dissertations.

Education Requirement

By August 2023, prospective candidates must have one of the following:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or a closely related field with a master’s degree from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program, or
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling, if not CACREP accredited, in addition to employment as a full-time faculty member in a School/Mental Health Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year before August of 2023.

Required Qualifications

  1. Concentration or specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Counselor Education.
  2. Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, including publications in recognized counseling, mental health counseling, or related journals.
  3. Evidence of and/or potential for attracting external funding.
  4. Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses and supervising students in practica/internships.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to working and collaborating with culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations.
  6. Be a National Certified Counselor [NCC], and/or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor [CCMHC] or be certification eligible.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Success in procuring competitive national funding for training, employment, research, and/or implementation of interventions.
  2. Be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Licensed Professional Counselor, or eligible for counselor licensure.
  3. Experience teaching, supervising, and coordinating in a CACREP-accredited graduate program.
  4. Experience with applied clinical research.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, including their commitment to collaboration with diverse populations; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. To apply for this position, visit and choose requisition number 74648. Address inquiries or nominations to Dr. Laura Gallo, Search Committee chair at

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

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:

About the Department

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, 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 is works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.

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 (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.




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