Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology – Memphis, TN

Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology – Memphis, TN

University of Memphis
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Qualifications (Pending provost Approval)
An earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology or a closely related field is required. Candidates with teaching experience are highly desired. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a visiting assistant professor in the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research and will be expected to teach graduate courses for the department in career counseling, theories, practicum supervision, and related courses.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the current faculty in the Counseling Psychology program.

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and four professional schools serving a diverse population of nearly 23,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs.  The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach.  The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, with a faculty of 110 tenure-track positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education.  The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, one of four departments in the college, offers courses to support undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, Health and Human Science and offers both master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology and Research and in Counseling and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. For additional information please see the websites of the university (, the college (, the department (, and the program (

Salary & beginning Date
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of teaching summer 2015.  The anticipated date of appointment is August 18, 2014.  The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement.  The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2014 and may continue until the position is filled.  The department welcomes a diverse set of applicants.  Applications are to be submitted electronically at  Applicants are required to upload (1) a detailed a letter of application describing their teaching and research interests. (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are submitted in workforum.  Letters of reference and a transcript will be requested upon interview.  Address inquiries and nominations to Dr. Suzanne Lease at ( or (901) 678-2841.  Position #002079