University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Contract Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

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 30, 2015 and concluding May 31, 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 appointment date.

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.

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.

Program/Unit Description
The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota consists of approximately 45 core faculty, 1,400 undergraduate majors, and 160 graduate students. The Department offers advanced training in a broad spectrum of strong programs in both basic and applied fields, including

  • Biological Psychopathology
  • Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research
  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavioral Genetics
  • Quantitative/Psychometric Methods
  • Social Psychology

The Department is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and has active collaborations with faculty throughout the University, including those in Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, Child Development, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Radiology, and Human Genetics. The Department has modern research and office space in Elliott Hall, and faculty, research associates, and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art university research facilities in neural imaging, genomics, and supercomputing.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online. Search for Requisition number 197899. Interested candidates should click on "apply for the posting" and follow the instructions, which will include an opportunity to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (not to exceed 500 words), a statement of research interests (not to exceed 500 words), and up to three reprints and preprints.

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 April 19, 2015. The position will remain open until filled BUT IS CONTINGENT ON FUNDING. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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

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