Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, with a focus on Applied Prevention and Health Promotion
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, with a focus on Applied Prevention and Health Promotion

Job no: 532431

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Education, Healthcare/Nursing, Psychology

Department: Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

October 16, 2023; Position open filled.

Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents into your online application:

  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications relevant to the position including (3-5 pages):
  • A description of your research, including your current and planned research activities and interests
  • A description of how your work contributes to equity and inclusion
  • A description of your teaching, including your prior teaching experience, mentorship experience, and courses you feel qualified to teach.

  • Curriculum vitae.

    Note: the online application requires contact information for 3 references. Reference check will be conducted for finalists.

    Position Announcement

    The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) in the University of Oregon's (UO) College of Education (COE) is seeking applications for a tenure-line faculty position in applied prevention and health promotion at the assistant professor rank. The successful candidate will have a record or evidence of potential for strong teaching, research, and service focused on the broad discipline of applied prevention and human health promotion.

    The successful candidate's primary instructional duties will be in the Prevention Science graduate programs (masters and doctoral) and the Family and Human Services undergraduate program, with potential to participate in the Couples and Family Therapy program and the Counseling Psychology program in the department, depending on the candidate's experience, expertise, and interest.

    We are seeking a colleague with expertise in risk and protective factors related to public health outcomes, community-based participatory research, and/or qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies that advance the understanding of health promotion across diverse populations. The successful candidate will lead research teams with graduate and undergraduate students, develop and maintain research partnerships with communities, train undergraduate and graduate students in current, cutting-edge topics and methodologies in prevention science that will advance health equity by increasing the workforce in this area, and engage in department, university, community, state, and national service. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as prevention and policy, child and family interventions, interventions in ecological contexts, implementation science, health promotion and equity, prevention science research seminar series, social aspects of behavior, and lifespan development. Applications are encouraged from interdisciplinary scholars whose research is focused on applied prevention and health promotion.

    Given that the field of applied prevention and health promotion is evolving and fluid, we invite applicants from a broad set of expertise such as, but not limited to, qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in prevention science and public health, community-based participatory research, health disparities, technology-based interventions, health communication, and/or disease prevention. The successful candidate will be committed to continuous development of their own and others' competencies for fostering diversity and inclusion.

    The College of Education is dedicated to the UO's goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups, women, and people with disabilities.

    The position start date is September 16, 2024.

    Department or Program Summary

    The COE at the UO is a community of leading researchers and practitioners dedicated to transformational scholarship, integrated teaching, and collaborative practice designed to enhance individual lives and systems within a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion. The COE is home to 3 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, the HEDCO Clinic, and the HEDCO Institute. Our goal at the COE is to set our graduates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers; addressing inequity and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies.

    Counseling Psychology and Human Services strives to maintain an inclusive learning environment that values and celebrates diverse perspectives to ensure that all faculty and students within our programs can flourish professionally and personally. We are similarly committed to advancing programs, practices and services that promote equitable access and improvements in the lives of individuals, families, and communities; particularly in settings characterized by limited access to resources and other structural barriers. Our community strives to advance equity and inclusion through our research, pedagogy, service, and clinical partnerships, which collectively aim to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Earned doctoral degree (by time of appointment) in Prevention Science, Public Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Record or evidence of potential for strong scholarly productivity.
  • Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer, and sustain a rigorous program of research.
  • Record of or strong interest in working with underserved and underrepresented populations, including addressing disproportionate poor health outcomes among marginalized groups using an applied prevention and health promotion lens.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Record or evidence of potential to obtain for external research funding, particularly through federal funding agencies.
  • Record of or strong potential for mentorship and/or supervision of student research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community settings.
  • Demonstrated ability, or potential to engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
  • Ability to teach in our accredited graduate programs, including Counseling Psychology and Couples and Family Therapy.

    About the University

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a "very high research activityā€¯ ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO's beautiful, 295-acre campus in Eugene features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 177,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

    Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple marginalized identities, and to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community.

    The UO is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people (see more at: )

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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    Date Posted : 08/25/2023