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Grandview College Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Des Moines, Iowa

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Department: Faculty - Psychology

Location: Des Moines, IA

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View-s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling



  • An earned doctorate in counseling or counseling-related area from a CACREP accredited school.

  • Licensure in Mental Health Counseling, or ability to earn licensure within first six months of employment.

  • Prior experience providing direct patient care/working as a counselor


  • Three to five years of teaching experience including courses in counselor education.

  • Three to five years of experience as a licensed therapist.

  • Familiarity with CACREP and NBCC accreditation standards

  • Active involvement in ACA and mental health advocacy efforts


    The successful candidate is expected to meet the teaching, scholarly and service expectations of a tenure-track faculty member. These include the following:

  • Teaching a minimum of 24 graduate level Mental Health Counseling hours (eight courses) per year

  • Successfully engaging with students from a wide range of backgrounds, races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual preferences, abilities, and nationalities in a manner that positively promotes the Clinical Mental Health Counseling field-s impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Advising graduate students in the program.

  • Engaging in research/scholarly activity appropriate to their discipline

  • Actively supporting the management and administration of the CMHC program

  • Maintaining membership and actively participating in the work of appropriate professional organizations

  • Establishing and leading a Grand View chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota professional honor society.


    Review of applications will begin May 1st, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement explaining the applicant-s teaching philosophy and the contact information for at least three professional references.

    All applicants must apply through our online application system.

    Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

    A pre-employment background check is required.