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Requisition ID:  22496

Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology [Non-Tenure-Track]

Job Position Description

The Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette is seeking applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology (CPSY) program. The 9-month position has a starting date of August 14, 2023. The CPSY program confers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, as well as an undergraduate certificate in Collaborative Leadership and a graduate certificate in Applied Helping Skills. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus.


As a core member of CPSY faculty, the individual hired for this position will work alongside colleagues to facilitate the training of our doctoral students. This position includes administrative duties as Director of the Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) and Director of the Collaborative Leadership Certificate (CLC). The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Teach courses in counseling psychology and supervise practicum. This position carries a teaching load of 2 courses per semester.
  • As Director of the PCGC,coordinate the program’s training clinic where students provide individual and group therapy to Purdue students and community members at no cost. The areas of specialization and theoretical orientation are open, but the applicant should demonstrate a commitment to effective delivery of counseling services to diverse constituents and to the values consistent with that of the program, including a social justice and multicultural focus, a strengths-based developmental perspective, and a scientist-practitioner model of training.
  • As Director of the Collaborative Leadership Program, oversee the undergraduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership. This prestigious certificate program consists of three courses and enrolls more than a thousand undergraduate students from across the university each semester, meeting foundational learning outcomes in oral communications and human culture. The certificate program is taught primarily by counseling psychology graduate students and is their primary funding source. The applicant will oversee administrative tasks related to this program (e.g., recruit instructors, schedule and assign course sections, maintain approval of curriculum) and supervise instructors (e.g., facilitate instructor orientation, mentor graduate student teachers). Applicants with a special interest in teacher training or the scholarship of teaching and learning are encouraged to apply.
  • Serve on program, department, and college committees and participate in other College of Education (COE) activities as appropriate, which might include collaborating with faculty and staff, attending speaker series, and contributing to program area and departmental activities and meetings.


Applicants for the position must hold an earned doctorate from an APA-accredited program in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or a closely related field by the position start date. The successful candidate must either be licensed in the State of Indiana and credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) or be able to acquire these credentials within two years as a condition of ongoing employment. Preference will be given to applicants who have the training and expertise to teach courses that fulfill one of APA’s discipline specific knowledge requirements (cognitive, affective, biological, social).


Purdue University’s Department of Educational Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


We are also seeking candidates who can contribute to our program’s mission of training social justice-oriented scientist practitioners. See the program website at:


At Purdue University, clinical faculty are full members of the university faculty with multi-year contracts, promotion capabilities, and a variety of resources and programming available to them. Given the nature of this position, the candidate would be expected to demonstrate excellence in the areas of clinical practice/application, service/engagement, and clinical/classroom education.

Free and Open Inquiry

Purdue University, the College of Education and the Department of Educational Studies are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date

August 14, 2023

Application Procedure

This position is a 9-month position with a starting date of August 14, 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted as one PDF document that includes: a) a cover letter outlining the applicant’s interest in and fit for the position requirements, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a statement of clinical, teaching, and research qualifications as well as professional goals relevant to position responsibilities and qualifications, d) a diversity and inclusion statement, and e) a list of contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted through SuccessFactors, but addressed to: Amanda Case, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG,100 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Direct questions about the positions to the Search Committee Chair at

Background Check

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Equal Opportunity

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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