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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Posted: 10/13/2021
Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology

Assistant Professor – Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program beginning August 2022. We are seeking a colleague whose work promotes the liberation of marginalized populations, centers the voices and mental health needs of people often omitted from psychology scholarship, and seeks to amend structural oppression. Candidates whose clinical and research interests focus on racially and/or ethnically diverse populations, gender expansive people, and other minoritized communities are encouraged to apply. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the continuance of the program’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
Candidates must show interest and promise in publishing research and in teaching courses germane to Counseling Psychology. Candidates are expected to develop a programmatic line of research for which they can seek internal and external funding. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in core counseling psychology areas including psychological assessment, applied psychological research, ethical decision-making, and in applied psychology areas such as group counseling, couple and family counseling, counseling skills, and multicultural counseling. Additional responsibilities include development and maintenance of an ongoing program of research, student mentoring and research advisement, professional (clinical) supervision, preparation of research and/or training grants, and participation in faculty governance.
Collaboration with the other Counseling Psychology Program faculty in contributing to the management of the program is essential. Willingness to collaborate across disciplines in the College of Education and Human Sciences and the University is highly desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, supervising, and advising diverse students, including those underserved, students of color, first-generation students, students from rural and urban areas, international students, and non-traditional students.
The Counseling Psychology Program resides in the Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and Human Sciences. The Department of Educational Psychology is a vibrant department that expects innovation and excellence in on-campus instruction and supervision, experiential teaching and learning, mentoring, career preparation, and student support to successfully meet the changing needs of a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Department offers five graduate programs: Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited); Developmental and Learning Sciences; Institutional Research; Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods; and School Psychology (APA-accredited and NASP-approved). The Department of Educational Psychology also houses the Buros Center for Testing, the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, and the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (APA-accredited). The Counseling Psychology Program employs a scientist-practitioner training model and has enjoyed full APA accreditation for its doctoral program since 1959. The program also offers training at the Master’s degree level in community or school counseling.
The Department of Educational Psychology’s affiliation with the Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (; the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior (; and the Buffet Early Childhood Institute ( provide exciting opportunities for collaboration across Centers, Departments, and Colleges.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city within a friendly Midwestern community. Further information on Lincoln can be found at
Applicants can learn more about the Department ( or the College of Education and Humans Sciences ( through their websites.
Salary is competitive based on a nine-month schedule with opportunities available for summer teaching for additional summer salary.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate from an APA-accredited program in Counseling Psychology or a closely related field is required by the start date (August 15, 2022).
  • Research productivity and an emerging publication record in a defined research area related to Counseling Psychology.
  • Demonstrated interest and potential for funded research activities.
  • Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
  • Sensitive to the educational needs of diverse and underrepresented students.
  • Potential for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Nebraska.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Record of scholarly publications relevant to the field of Counseling Psychology.
  • Potential for success in pursuing external funding.
  • Evidence of strong teaching and mentoring of students.
  • Ability to provide instruction in psychological assessment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed-method research methodologies.
Review of applications will begin November 2, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_210140.  Complete the information form and attach the following documents:
  1. Letter of application with brief narrative addressing minimum and preferred qualifications for the position including evidence of scholarly quality and productivity, quality teaching and mentorship, and potential for external funding. 
  2. Curriculum vita.
  3. A statement of the value you place on diversity, your commitments to equity and inclusion, and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. 
  4. Copies of up to three examples of scholarship (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, chapters).
  5. Contact information including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.
Please note, the statement on diversity and the examples of scholarship (items 3 and 4 above) will need to be combined into one document and attach using the Other Document link.
For information about this position, contact Dr. Neeta Kantamneni, Search Committee Chair, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee, at

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