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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Buena Vista University
Job Location:
Storm Lake, Iowa

Buena Vista University, a private, nationally recognized Midwestern baccalaureate institution located on the shores of a 3,200-acre natural lake, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Clinical/Counseling Psychology to begin August 2022. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Counseling, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychopathology, General Psychology, and courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition, the chosen candidate may 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.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at

To Apply:

Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, diversity statement, teaching philosophy statement, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). Review of applications will begin December 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

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