Assistant Professor of Psychology



Job description

Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista University, a private, nationally recognized Midwestern baccalaureate institution located on the shores of a 3,200-acre natural lake, invites applications for an assistant professor position in Clinical/Counseling Psychology to begin August 2020. Responsibilities include teaching selections from the following undergraduate courses: Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Substance Abuse & Addictions, Psychopathology, and courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition, the chosen candidate will contribute to BVU’s master’s programs in Mental Health Counseling and/or School Counseling. A record of strong teaching experience and the ability and willingness to involve undergraduates in a research program is desired. Ph.D. required.

Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to the university’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to a wide variety of courses, the Psychology program at BVU emphasizes research, critical thinking, and communication skills. Our undergraduate students present their research at regional conferences including the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference and the Midwest Psychological Association’s annual conference. The Psychology program at BVU has an active Psi Chi chapter and Psychology Club. The counseling master’s programs are well respected throughout the state of Iowa and have been growing in enrollment for the past few years.

Review of applications will begin November 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. We are looking for candidates who are excited to work in a Midwestern setting at a small private university. Buena Vista University has an enrollment of about 700 full-time residential undergraduate students and about 172 counseling master’s students. The city of Storm Lake has a population of approximately 11,000 and is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Iowa.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a current vita to this link: Due to limited system capabilities- email your letter of application, graduate school transcripts, a statement of teaching and research philosophy, teaching evaluation summaries, diversity statement, and three letters of reference to [email protected].

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

BVU offers an engaging and collaborative educational experience. Enjoy a small classroom setting where you will learn about the world, life and yourself from professors who care about you and are invested in your growth.