Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology with a focus on Underserved Populations
Job no: 530176
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Psychology, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department: Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
To be assured of full consideration, complete application materials must be received by November 1, 2022. Application review will continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials
Please integrate your contributions to equity and inclusion throughout the required application materials:
(1) cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position (1 page maximum),
(2) research statement describing your current and planned research activities and interests (3 pages maximum),
(3) teaching statement that includes a description of your prior teaching experience, mentorship experience, and courses you feel qualified to teach (2 pages maximum),
(4) curriculum vitae,
(5) three publications that exemplify your professional contributions to the field (publications should be packaged into one PDF to fit in available upload fields in the application),
(6) Names and contact information for 3 references who can provide search committee members with insights regarding your qualifications for the position.
The University of Oregon (UO) and College of Education (COE) are committed to building a diverse faculty who are dedicated to promoting equity in teaching, research, service, and outreach. Candidates who are members of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services strives to maintain an inclusive learning environment that values and celebrates diverse perspectives to ensure that all faculty and students within our programs can flourish professionally and personally. We are similarly committed to advancing programs, practices, and services that promote equitable access and improvements in the lives of individuals, families, and communities; particularly in settings characterized by limited access to resources and other structural barriers. Our community strives to advance equity and inclusion through our research, pedagogy, service, and clinical partnerships, which collectively aim to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) at the University of Oregon's (UO) College of Education (COE) is seeking applications for a tenure-line faculty position in counseling psychology at the assistant professor rank. The successful candidate will have a record or evidence of potential for strong teaching, research, and service focused on the economic, educational, and/or health disparities of historically marginalized and/or underserved populations.
We are seeking a colleague with expertise in applying theories, principles, and practices of counseling psychology to promote well-being in underserved populations. The successful candidate will develop and sustain an active research agenda, lead and participate in research teams with undergraduate and graduate students, develop clinical and/or research partnerships with schools, agencies, and/or communities; and engage in university, community, state, and national service. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as theories of counseling, counseling diverse populations, health equity and promotion, child and family interventions, and interventions in ecological contexts.
The successful candidate's primary instructional duties will be in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program and in the Family and Human Services undergraduate program, with potential opportunities to contribute to our graduate programs in Couples and Family Therapy and Prevention Science, depending on the candidate's experience, expertise, and interest.
Because the broader field of counseling psychology is constantly evolving, we invite applicants who have a broad set of clinical expertise such as, but not limited to, substance use, physical health, mental health, maternal health and well-being, families, multicultural counseling, counseling theories and processes, and/or interpersonal relationships. The successful candidate will be committed to continuous development of their own and others' competencies for fostering diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates able to contribute to our Spanish Language Psychological Services and Research specialization. The UO, COE, and department are committed to increasing diversity within our faculty. Applicants from underrepresented, underserved, and historically marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position start date is September 16, 2023.
Department or Program Summary
The COE at the UO is a community of leading researchers and practitioners dedicated to transformational scholarship, integrated teaching, and collaborative practice designed to enhance individual lives and systems within a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion. The COE is home to 3 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, the HEDCO Clinic, and the HEDCO Institute. Our goal at the COE is to set our graduates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers; addressing inequity and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies.
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services is comprised of four major programs: Counseling Psychology (CPSY), Couples and Family Therapy (CFT), Family and Human Services (FHS), and Prevention Science (PREV). The department offers degrees from undergraduate to master's and doctoral. Our students are trained to effectively and collaboratively identify, treat, and prevent mental health and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Through education and training, students gain the skills to interpret and apply scientific information from the behavioral sciences in general, and from their discipline in particular to professional practice. Students learn how to conduct research and contribute to the knowledge base of their disciplines. At the doctoral level, students engage in producing scientific knowledge through research in collaboration with their faculty mentors. Field placements, practicum placements, and/or internships at all levels of training provide our students with opportunities to practice in school, community agency, clinical, and research settings under the supervision of faculty, agency personnel, and collaborating scholars.
• Earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or a closely related field in applied psychology.
• Licensed or eligibility to become licensed as a psychologist in the state of Oregon.
• Record or evidence of potential for strong scholarly productivity.
• Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer, and sustain a rigorous program of research.
• Record of or strong potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
• Demonstrated clinical intervention expertise.
• Demonstrated experience supporting underserved and underrepresented individuals, families and/or communities through research, teaching, and/or direct service.
Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds including with multiple intersectional identities, and to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university and society.
• Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology
• Record or evidence of potential to obtain external research or services funding.
• Record of or strong potential for mentorship and/or supervision of student research.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community
• Ability to conduct clinical supervision in Spanish and contribute to coursework in the Spanish Language Psychological Services and Research Specialization
• Expertise in community-based participatory research
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO's beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 171,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
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