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Requisition ID:  1686

Professor Assistant in Counseling Psychology

Job Summary

The Department of Educational Studies [] at Purdue University is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in its APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, beginning August 2019. We are seeking applicants who can contribute to our college mission of effecting positive change in a diverse society in the areas of discovery, teaching, and engagement.  See the program website at

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain an active research program with a record of, or potential to attract, external funding;
  • Teach courses in counseling psychology and supervise practicum;
  • Advise domestic and international doctoral students, share program leadership, and provide department, college, and university service;
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment in contributing to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and the College.

The Purdue Counseling Psychology program is a dynamic program with selective admissions; small, full-time cohorts; and exciting opportunities to partner with local agencies and campus initiatives around diversity, global issues, career development, grief and loss, health disparities, and student access and success. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus and is the nation’s fourth best place to work in academia (The Scientist, November 2007).

Job Qualifications

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology from an accredited program, demonstrate a history of scholarly productivity, and demonstrate a history of (or potential to attract) external funding. Psychology licensure or license eligibility in the State of Indiana is required. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. Teaching and research interests are open. Candidates who are more advanced in their faculty careers can be considered for a shortened window toward tenure, if they wish. Purdue University’s College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarships, instructions, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are to submit one pdf document containing a letter of application, curriculum vita, a list of three references that can be contacted by the search committee, and a statement of professional goals relevant to position responsibilities and qualifications. Letters of recommendations will be requested for finalists only. All materials must go through Success Factors, but addressed to the Counseling Psychology Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Educational Studies, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. For questions, contact Ayşe Çiftçi ( or Blake Allan ( A background check is required for employment in this position.

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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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