Assistant Professor of Psychology

Iowa State University

Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology



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Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Psychology at Iowa State University (ISU) is excited to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program (with a start date of August, 2024). We welcome applications from scholars with expertise in any area of research, teaching, and clinical work, although preference will be given to those who can contribute to a new departmental research concentration in health psychology. Responsibilities for this position include conducting research, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, advising doctoral students, and providing service to the department and university.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Counseling Psychology (must be conferred by the start date of the appointment) or a closely related field

  • Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Iowa


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Existing record of excellence in programmatic research/scholarship relevant to Counseling Psychology

  • Scholarly expertise in health psychology (broadly defined) applicable to Counseling Psychology domains

  • Record of external funding and/or promise of ability to secure external funding commensurate with rank

  • Existing record of excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and mentoring

Department/Program & College Description:

The Counseling Psychology program at Iowa State University is an APA-accredited program (since 1973) and has been consistently ranked within the top Counseling Psychology programs in the country for research productivity. With outstanding doctoral students, extensive research/grant-writing support and infrastructure, and a research-friendly teaching load, the successful candidate will find ISU an ideal place to flourish. In further support of Counseling Psychology faculty research, the program has received a half-million-dollar endowment that faculty can use to expand their research opportunities and expertise. The Counseling Psychology program is housed in the Department of Psychology, a friendly and collegial department, which also has doctoral programs in Cognitive and Social Psychology.


Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, which is a progressive community of over 66,000 people, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. Ames was recently ranked the #1 Best College Town In America in 2018 (24/7 Wall St., 2018), #15 on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2020 (, and the healthiest city in the State of Iowa in 2020 (USA Today). Ames has 35 parks, 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, golf courses, lakes, and an aquatics center for outdoor recreation. Additional information about the city of Ames is available at:


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Review of applications will begin September 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 


For questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Nathaniel Wade, at


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email"





Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; • Generous leave plans; • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); • Life insurance and long-term disability; • Flexible Spending Accounts; • Various voluntary benefits and discounts; • Employee Assistance Program; • Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

June 8, 2023



Posting Close Date:

September 5, 2023



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