Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa College of Education Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations Open Rank Professor in School Psychology The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the School Psychology program. The academic year position will begin August 17, 2022. Qualified candidates may be considered for the Emma E. Holmes named professorship. This position will be in our accreditation seeking school psychology program and affiliated with the Iowa Center for School Mental Health (ICSMH), a partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education, which aims to expand support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state. Located in the UI College of Education, ICSMH bridges disciplines to provide a network of expertise in education, public health, nursing, psychology, social work, and counseling that impacts student mental health. This is Iowa's first state-wide center supporting mental health in schools. As this position will be affiliated with ICSMH, we are seeking an individual with broad interests and experiences in the field of professional psychology with a specific research focus on mental health within a school and family system. The successful candidate will advise school psychology doctoral students, engage in scholarly research, seek external funding, advance the mission of ICSMH, and teach graduate-level courses. The preferred candidate will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy with a systems-based perspective, and a program of research related to the investigation and/or implementation of mental health services for children and adolescents, with a particular focus on individuals and communities from marginalized backgrounds. Our program emphasizes the advancement of effective practices to improve students' learning, behavioral, and mental health. The College of Education is building a critical mass of faculty in various programs to focus on addressing mental health in the schools. Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include conducting an active, funded program of research and scholarship; teaching graduate-level courses consistent with program, departmental, and ICSHM needs; advising and mentoring graduate students in the school psychology program; and provideing program, department, college, and professional service. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with faculty members in school psychology, the ICSMH, and across College of Education departments to consider new initiatives within the college and university. Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support. Appointment: Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022. Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. About the Program: The School Psychology program at The University of Iowa restarted with a new program in Fall of 2020 with an emphasis on mental health. The program is working towards accreditation with the American Psychological Association. The original program was continuously accredited from 1992 - 2020. The university is making a significant investment in growing the program through additional faculty hires and a renewed commitment to addressing critical needs in schools including the addition of a new BCBA program. The School Psychology program has a long history of excellence in preparing scientist-practitioners for practice as health service psychologists in multiple settings including academia. In collaboration with ICSMH, we are seeking to expand on our existing partnerships with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa Department of Education to build school mental health research and practice. Given our belief that the profession of psychology is constantly changing to meet human needs, our faculty and students represent a variety of backgrounds and interests and serve a diverse array of communities. About the College: The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Iowa Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College has a Strategic Plan , which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and pursuing anti-racism initiatives . About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report ). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges. UI is located in Iowa City , a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples.

Iowa City, Iowa

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