003744-2017 - Assistant/Assoicate/Full Professor of Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in its APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, beginning fall 2018. 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;
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment in contributing to the diversity and social justice mission of the program and the College;
  • Participate in the development of a MPCAC-accredited master’s program in mental health counseling that has a focus on children and youth.

The Purdue Counseling Psychology program is dynamic with selective admissions; small, full-time cohorts; and exciting opportunities to partner with local agencies, schools, and campus initiatives around diversity, global issues, career development, grief and loss, health disparities, psychotherapy processes, methodology in psychological research, meaningful employment and underemployment. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Purdue University is a “very high research activity” campus.


Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology or related field from an accredited program, demonstrate a history of scholarly productivity, and demonstrate either a record of or the potential to attract extramural funding. Psychology licensure or license eligibility in the State of Indiana is required. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research specifically with the school-aged population. Purdue University’s College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are to submit one pdf document containing a letter of application, curriculum vita, and statement of professional goals relevant to position responsibilities and qualifications. The statement of professional goals should align with the Purdue College of Education’s strategic plan (http://www.education.purdue.edu/about_us/strategic_plan/index.html). Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by their authors. Please send all materials to Jeannie Navarre, jnavarre@purdue.edu; addressed to Dr. Ayşe Çiftçi, Chair, Counseling Psychology Faculty Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. For questions, contact Ayşe Çiftçi, ayse@purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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