Assistant/Associate Position in Counseling Psychology

University of Texas Austin Department of Educational Psychology

Department of Educational Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin - College of Education

Assistant/Associate Position in Counseling Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program. We seek to hire an outstanding candidate whose research reflects and would enhance the social justice and multicultural emphasis of the program. The nationally ranked Department of Educational Psychology contains four program areas: Counseling Psychology; School Psychology (both APA accredited); Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences; and Quantitative Methods. The broad focus of the department is scholarship related to health and learning throughout the life span. The department is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence. We welcome applications from scholars with a record of research that employs diverse research methods and a record of research with minoritized populations. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice. Teaching requirements are flexible, although there is a need for teaching expertise in the areas of multicultural research and multicultural counseling.

The department is situated within the College of Education, which is ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and address the interactions among our diverse identities. Candidates should show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.

As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we have launched a new strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see https://education.utexas.edu/about/office-dean/reimagine-education). In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.

The Counseling Psychology program offers a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and the Counselor Education program grants master’s degrees in counselor education, with students admitted to each degree program separately. Faculty in the Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education programs contribute to instruction of students in both the master’s and doctoral degree tracks.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications for the Assistant Professor position:

  • A Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or related field earned by August, 2023.
  • Potential for scholarly excellence research focused on social justice and multiculturalism.
  • High potential for securing extramural research funding.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, including specific emphasis on incorporating social justice, multiculturalism, and intersectionality into teaching.
  • License-eligible as a psychologist in Texas.
  • Capacity to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College’s mission of equity and excellence.

Required Qualifications for the Associate Professor position:

  • A Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or related field.
  • Record of scholarly excellence in research focused on social justice and multiculturalism.
  • Record of securing extramural research funding.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, including specific emphasis on incorporating social justice, multiculturalism, and intersectionality into teaching.
  • License-eligible as a psychologist in Texas.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College’s mission of equity and excellence.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and with the opening of the Dell Medical School, it provides outstanding access to opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned medical faculty. As a venue for research, Texas is one of the most diverse states in the country with an increasingly culturally pluralistic population, with students in the K-12 system and in general. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.

The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. Hiring is contingent upon funding.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by October 14, 2022.

Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system, http://apply.interfolio.com/112801 

  • Cover letter with contact information
  • Full C.V.
  • Research statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction
  • Teaching statement
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education, health and/or social disparities.
  • A list of 3 professional references with contact information

UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.

For additional information about the department, see https://education.utexas.edu/departments/educational-psychology

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Tasha Schuricht tschuricht@austin.utexas.edu . Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Mike Parent at michael.parent@austin.utexas.edu .