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Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology (Tenure-Eligible)
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology (Tenure-Eligible)
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G030:Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Counseling/Human Services
The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-eligible, in the field of Counseling Psychology. The appointment is a nine-month position to begin August 16, 2023.

Visit our website ( to learn more about our master’s program and our APA-accredited PhD program.

The UK Counseling Psychology program espouses a scientist-practitioner model of training with particular emphasis on social justice and multicultural perspectives. The faculty and students are productive, award-winning, and invested in each other’s success and well-being. You are eligible for a generous benefits package as a University of Kentucky faculty member with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being. Additional information and updates to benefits can be found at:

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate courses in counseling psychology, including personality and cognitive assessment. Mentor master’s and doctoral students, supervise dissertations, and provide professional service, including community engagement. Maintain an active research program and seek extramural research funding. Area of research focus is open with preference given to individuals whose program of research centers around social justice.

Application review begins September 12, 2022. Applications should include
* A letter of application describing their appropriateness for the position including their research, teaching, mentoring, and social justice advocacy experience (upload under Cover Letter);
* Candidate statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 1);
* Current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita);
* Two representative publications (upload under Specific Request 2); and
* Contact information for three letters of recommendation.

Appointment for this 9-month position is contingent upon funding. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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