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Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology and Mental Health Counseling

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Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, philosophy of teaching statement, overview of research agenda, and three references.

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology and Mental Health Counseling
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUC Science
Position Summary

IUPUC—Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus—has delivered high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with regional needs since 1970. Since Fall 2012, IUPUC has offered a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree that prepares graduates to become Indiana licensed mental health counselors (LMHC). We invite applications from qualified individuals who enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff and who are committed to making a difference in the future of our south central Indiana region through our Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree program.

A tenure-track appointment in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling is available on August 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Division of Science at IUPUC. The position is a ten-month assignment (typically a 2/3 load) with expectations of instructing graduate and undergraduate courses in mental health counseling, conducting and publishing quality scholarly research, and participation in service activities to discipline, community, campus, and program (e.g., admissions interviews, qualifying examinations, and faculty meetings).

IUPUC is a growing institution with high potential. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue Polytechnic to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.

IUPUC is located in Columbus, Indiana, and has a staff of 67 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls between 1,500 and 1,800 students annually. Columbus is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is a unique midwestern community with a population of 46,000 known for its world-class architecture. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. There are wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. The community is also well known for its culture and its predilection for innovation. For further information visit and

Basic Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: An earned doctorate in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, marriage and family therapy, or related field is required. Area of specialization is open.

Department Contact for Questions

Darrin Carr, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health Counseling Program,

Review of applications begins December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Qualifications

PREFERENCES: Clinical licensure or license eligible in Indiana as an HSPP, LMHC, or LMFT is preferred. Ability to instruct and provide clinical supervision on multicultural counseling, community counseling or rural mental health issues is preferred.

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, philosophy of teaching statement, overview of research agenda, and three references.

For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Agenda
Optional Documents
  1. Other