Sep 07, 2023

College of Education: Open-Rank Professor -- Counseling Psychology

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
Full time Counseling Education Other

Job Description

Assistant / Associate / Professor in Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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The College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a global leader in education and research, attracting outstanding faculty and students from across the U.S. and around the world. As a top-ranked institution, we develop, test, and apply new pedagogies and assessment practices that improve learner performance—supporting traditional, blended, and online learning.

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Education at Illinois faculty are experts in a variety of fields, including teaching and learning, diversity and equity, education policy and leadership, special education, and educational psychology.  Our faculty collaborate across disciplines and colleges to address the most critical issues in education, producing impactful scholarship and driving economic, social, and technological changes that make the world more equitable for all learners across their lifespan.

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications for an open-ranked position in counseling psychology. This is a full-time, tenure-track, academic year, nine-month position.

The Division of Counseling Psychology is one of four divisions in the Department of Educational Psychology: Counseling Psychology, Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning (CSTL), Developmental Sciences, and Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology, Measurement, and Evaluation (Queries). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a land-grant, AAU, high research activity institution. The College and the University provide strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders across campus and in the field. We are known for our groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. More information about the College is available at

Position responsibilities: The specific substantive area of interest in counseling psychology is open but may include topics such as vocational/career, psychotherapy process and outcome, and assessment. The successful applicant will be expected to advise doctoral students in the Division of Counseling Psychology and to assume an active role as a responsible member of the College’s scholarly community. Priority will be given to candidates who have an interest in leadership opportunities within the Division.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in counseling psychology or closely related field; all-but-dissertation candidates will be considered. Candidates should also have a commitment to equity in teaching and research. Candidates who are licensed or license-eligible to practice in the State of Illinois are desirable. The successful applicant at the assistant professor level will demonstrate strong potential for developing an independent research program and strong accomplishments in teaching. The successful applicant at the associate or full levels will have a track record of sustained productivity in a significant program of research, including a consistent record of peer-reviewed publications, success in securing external funding, leadership experience, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record.

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2024.

Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by 6:00 pm CST on October 10, 2023. Please create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials into one combined pdf file: letter of application, CV, statement of teaching, statement of research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide up to 3 examples of publications. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date of October 10, 2023, however, no hiring decision will be made until after this date and will continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

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For questions about this search please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Helen Neville at  

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 56,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area.

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