The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology, within the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP). The candidate will have primary affiliation in our Combined Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology (CPSP), which offers a scientist-practitioner focused Doctor of Philosophy degree accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The candidate will have secondary affiliation in our Mental Health Counseling Program accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).
GSE is committed to fostering equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion principles through an engaged community of scholars who prioritize research, teaching, and community action that address educational, economic, social, and health disparities. The CSEP Department includes a distinguished faculty of researchers, professional teachers, and thought leaders who strive for innovation in research, training, and practice to have enduring impact on the lives of individuals and communities. Faculty demonstrate a commitment to creating a collegial academic environment characterized by equity, social justice, interdisciplinary collaboration and by ensuring that the research and practice mission of GSE contributes to local schools, agencies, and neighborhoods.
Our CPSP doctoral program is interested in expanding its expertise in emerging and critical scholarship that directly addresses racism, health disparities, and structural barriers to educational, economic and social equity. More specifically, we seek a scholar whose research and teaching addresses mental health and related concerns to improve access, opportunity, and policy. Therefore, we seek a colleague whose research will contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:
Radical healing and elements of liberation psychology for communities of color
Racial trauma, racism-related stress, and racial discrimination
Protective factors that reduce the negative stress of racism and discrimination on mental health (e.g., cultural identity and faith in African American and Latinx communities)
Intersectionality and its impact on the lives and experiences of marginalized individuals and communities
Structural and clinical interventions in mental health and community spaces to reduce racial inequities (e.g., cultural specific treatments)
Priority status will be given to scholars who use a critical lens and demonstrate innovative approaches to transforming existing educational, work, social, and/or health systems to ensure the well-being of people from minoritized groups. Ideal candidates are able to make clear connections between their research, teaching, and service, and the needs of marginalized and/or underserved populations.
Appointments are for a ten-month academic year beginning in the Fall 2023.
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Earned doctorate in counseling psychology or a closely related field by August 2023
Research agenda focused on issues of equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion, such as anti-racism, intersectionality, racial trauma, and related topics.
Demonstrated potential for research productivity via peer-reviewed scholarship
Doctorate in counseling psychology from an APA accredited program
Ability to pursue and sustain externally funded research program
Successful graduate-level teaching
Knowledge of critical pedagogy
Experience mentoring or working with racially minoritized college
Licensed or license eligible as a Psychologist in the State of New York