Company Name:

University of Maryland


College Park, Maryland

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Counseling Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

July 9, 2019

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Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce a search for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in counseling psychology, one open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) and one at the Associate Professor level. Applicants at the Associate Professor level may be considered for both positions. The Counseling Psychology Program is an APA-accredited doctoral program that is jointly housed in the CHSE Department and the Department of Psychology. We seek to hire exceptional scholars in counseling psychology who conduct research related to psychotherapy, vocational psychology, health (including health disparities), diversity, intersectionality, or other areas of inquiry in counseling psychology. CHSE is committed to increasing the diversity of our department and campus community, and thus, women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

Candidates shall minimally possess:

● An earned doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program (ABD candidates are welcome to apply for the open rank position, but the PhD must be completed prior to the start of the initial contract.)
● Record of obtaining and/or seeking research funding
● Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses
● Record of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals
● Record of service activities
● Licensed or license-eligible, as psychologists, who can provide clinical supervision

Whereas teaching areas are flexible, we expect candidates to be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: individual or career counseling practica, multicultural issues, group practicum, supervision practicum, research methods, consultation, assessment, and foundational areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, social, history and systems). We are seeking faculty who identify with the scientist-practitioner model of training. We also place a premium on candidates who have academic leadership experience, are flexible team players, and are willing to serve in an administrative role (e.g., program director) as the need arises. A strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentorship, and to working with diverse and underrepresented students, is essential. Salaries are competitive and support for licensure will be provided.

The Counseling Psychology Program at Maryland has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1953. For the past 40 years, the Program has ranked at or near the top of counseling psychology programs nationally in terms of faculty productivity and reputational status. In addition, US News and World Report has ranked “Counseling and Personnel Services” (which includes counseling psychology in the CHSE department) as the #1 or #2 unit in its category for roughly 20 consecutive years. Counseling psychology faculty in the CHSE department work collaboratively with faculty and students in the School Psychology and School Counseling programs, which are also housed in CHSE. It is expected that the successful candidates will contribute to these programs (e.g., through teaching or serving on thesis and dissertation committees).

Located just seven miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system and a top-ranked public research institution. The University is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni. It is located in the Washington DC-Baltimore region, with a wealth of cultural attractions and access to federal funding agencies and professional associations.

Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position #105545: (1) cover letter describing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names and email Addresses of three individuals who may be contacted to provide references. Review of applications will begin by August 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please apply by September 15, 2019.

All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to:

Dennis Kivlighan, Ph.D.
Chair, Open Rank and Associate Professor Search Committee
Counseling Psychology Program, 3214 Benjamin Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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