Lehigh University, Counseling Psychology

Position ID:Lehigh-CP-CPAP [#19365]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Latinx Mental Health
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Counseling Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies
Starting Date:2022/08/15
Appl Deadline:2021/10/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/31, finished 2022/04/09, listed until 2022/09/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The College of Education at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Latinx mental health in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program. We are looking for a scientist-practitioner whose scholarly interests fit with our mission of offering a multicultural and global education to graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the program’s mission in research (with a special focus on Latinx mental health, broadly defined), teaching (in counseling psychology, counseling and human services, school counseling programs, and international school counseling programs), and supervision of students in practicum and fieldwork settings. The successful candidate will be a major contributor to the creation of a new certificate program on Latinx Mental Health and will have the ability and experience to engage the broader Latinx community in the Lehigh Valley area, including those that receive clinical services through our Community Voices Clinic (CVC). Note: We use Latinx as a gender identity inclusive term to describe individuals from Latin American communities, lands, countries, and territories. We recognize that the preference for the term may vary by individuals and communities.

Candidates with the following credentials will be considered: 
• Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (or a closely related specialty) with a scientist-practitioner or scientist-practitioner-advocate emphasis 

• Licensed, or license eligible, as a psychologist in Pennsylvania 

• The successful candidate will be expected to mentor and advise masters and doctoral students

• Interest in teaching courses based on department needs (ex: supervision, counseling theories, lifespan development, family counseling, assessment and appraisal, diversity and multiculturalism, and/or practicum courses).

• Candidates with the following credentials and interests will be considered: multicultural issues, social justice, Latinx mental health.

• A scholarly record that demonstrates promise in publications and external funding 

• Interest in contributing to developing academic offerings focusing on area of specialty, such as the creation of a Latinx Mental Health Certificate.

• Evidence of cultural competence through collaborating with Latinx communities by way of research, teaching, and/or clinical practice.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive Doctoral/Research university serving 7,000 students, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national universities in the U.S., and it has non-government organization (NGO) status with the United Nations. The University is committed to anti-racism and social justice, with several new initiatives promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. The College of Education is currently ranked 51 among Best Graduate Education Schools by U.S. News. The College is strongly committed to enhancing and maintaining reciprocal relations with the multicultural, largely Spanish-speaking community in the Lehigh Valley. 

The Counseling Psychology Program, housed in the College of Education offers a doctorate in Counseling Psychology as well as masters’ degrees in Counseling and Human Services, School Counseling, and International Counseling. Signature areas of the Counseling Psychology program include multicultural issues and social justice, counseling process/outcomes and supervision, international counseling, school counseling, vocational counseling, early childhood, parenting, gerontological issues, gender-based violence prevention, gender and sexuality, trauma-informed schools, immigration, and Latinx psychology. The Program faculty have established strong research and service partnerships in the Lehigh Valley, including through our Community Voices Clinic (CVC). Additional information about the Counseling Psychology program is available at: http://ed.lehigh.edu/academics/programs/cp

Candidates should submit the following: 
1) a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s qualifications match the position
2) statements of research interests, teaching philosophy, and efforts to address equity, diversity, and inclusion (one statement for each, three statements total) 
3) a curriculum vitae 
4) names and contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be required for finalists)
5) 2 to 3 selected publications. 

Inquiries and nominations can be directed to: Germán A. Cadenas, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Education and Human Services, College of Education, Lehigh University, email: gec218@lehigh.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2022.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. 

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html

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Further Info:
111 Research Dr.
Iacocca Hall, A-233
Bethlehem, PA 18015