University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology (Contract Faculty Position) Requisition # 300521

The Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, contract faculty position in Counseling Psychology beginning Fall 2015. Appointment will be at the rank of contract assistant professor.

The initial term of this appointment is academic year 2015/16, beginning August 31, 2015 and concluding May 29, 2016. The appointment is for a fixed one-year term.

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or a related field by the start date of the appointment.

Essential Qualifications are demonstrated scholarly excellence and successful teaching experience.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of academic preparation and professional experience, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.


Contract faculty in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment.

Teaching responsibilities across 9 months will consist of 5 graduate and/or undergraduate courses in our core curriculum. One undergraduate course will include Introduction to Counseling Psychology, which is a large enrollment course. Other undergraduate courses could include Psychology of Stress and Trauma, Introduction to Cultural Psychology, Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology or Psychology of Women and Gender. Graduate teaching might include Counseling Psychology History and Theories and an Advanced Practicum Seminar. Additionally, the applicant may be able to offer specialized graduate/undergraduate research seminars tailored to his or her research interests and expertise, with the specific choice of courses to be determined in consultation with the Department of Psychology. Course assignments will depend on qualifications.

Successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the Department, College, and University. The resources of a major research and graduate training department and its faculty are available to support faculty members' work.


The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on this link:
Select Employment on the top right hand side and External applicants on the next screen.
To find the job easily do a "Location" search. On the selection box, select Twin Cities.
Then under "Keywords", enter Psychology.
The position will be the second posting - Job ID 300521.

You will have an opportunity to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 500 words), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (not to exceed 500 words) and up to three reprints and pre-prints.

In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, candidates must submit three letters of reference, to be sent by email directly to the search committee at

Additional materials may be requested at a later date. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY May 26, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vitae; Cover Letter/Statement of Intent; Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience; Statement of Research Interests; Reference letters

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