Purdue University (IN): Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Purdue University (IN): Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Purdue University

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Department of Educational Studies

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 fall 2015. 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 http://www.edst.purdue.edu/counseling_psychology.




  • 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.

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).




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.


Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants submit one pdf document containing a letter of application, curriculum vita, and statement of professional goals relevant to position responsibilities, qualifications, and the College of Education strategic plan, (http://www.education.purdue.edu/pdf/COE_StrategicPlan2009-2014FullText.pdf ). Three letters of recommendation should be emailed as separate pdf documents by letter writers. Send materials to Sandi Olson (sjolson@purdue.edu); address to M. Carole Pistole, Chair, Counseling Psychology Faculty Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. For questions, contact M. Carole Pistole, pistole@purdue.edu, 765-494-9744. A background check is required for employment in this position.