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Requisition # 73748

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, August 2nd, 2019
College:College of Education
Department:Psych & Quant Foundations



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Negotiable
Position Description:

College of Education

Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations

Open Rank Professors – Tenure Track


The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for two, 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) in our APA-accredited school psychology program, to begin August 19, 2020.

We are seeking individuals with interests and experiences in the field of professional school psychology with area of research open.  The successful candidate will advise school psychology graduate students, engage in scholarly research, seek external funding, and teach graduate-level courses. 

The preferred candidate will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy and a program of research related to the investigation and/or implementation of best practice services to clients from diverse backgrounds. The College of Education is building a critical mass of faculty in various programs to focus on addressing mental health in the schools.  


Major responsibilities include: conduct an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teach graduate-level courses consistent with program and departmental needs; advise and mentor graduate students in the school psychology program; and provide program, department, college, and professional service. The successful candidate will work in full collaboration with faculty members in school psychology to consider new initiatives within the college and university.


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


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 19, 2020 or negotiated start date. 


Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

About the Program

The School Psychology program at The University of Iowa is a doctoral program that was granted full accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 1992.  The university is making a significant investment in growing the program through additional faculty hires and a renewed commitment to addressing critical needs in schools including the addition of a new BCBA program.  The School Psychology program has a long history of excellence in preparing scientist-practitioners for practice as health service psychologists in multiple settings including academia.  We are seeking to expand on our existing partnerships with partner schools, the Iowa State Department of Education and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to address school mental health and other critical issues within school psychology. 

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

The 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 #38 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 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 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.  

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples.  

Education Requirement:

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in school, counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program. 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Established record or evidence of strong potential in scholarship relevant to applied psychology, with specific areas of expertise open 

  2. Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations

  3. Ability to teach, advise, and mentor graduate students in research and practice

  4. Licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in Iowa.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Established record of obtaining external funding

  2. Interest and/or experience serving as school psychology program coordinator

  3. Established record of scholarship and intervention to address mental health issues (broadly defined) in schools

  4. National certification as a school psychologist (NASP).

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Teaching evaluations (if prior experience)
Graduate college transcripts
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Susan Lynn G Assouline - susan-assouline@uiowa.edu
Cedu-Psych & Quant Foundations
Blank Honors Center
221 North Clinton
600 BHC
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-335-6130
Department URL: https://education.uiowa.edu/pq

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