University of Iowa

United States

November 10, 2021



Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 College: College of Education Department: Education Administration

Salary Salary: Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Position Description:

The University of Iowa

College of Education

Iowa Center for School Mental Health

Director of Higher Education Programming

Position: The Iowa Center for School Mental Health within the College of Education at the University of Iowa invites applications for the Director of Higher Education Programming (i.e., open-rank clinical faculty position) beginning immediately. This full time position is a non-tenure track renewable appointment for the academic year, with potential for additional summer pay, and an initial appointment of three years. Subsequent renewals may be longer. The clinical faculty member will have an academic appointment in a College of Education academic department dependent on the qualifications and area of specialty of the person hired, and an administrative appointment in the Iowa Center for School Mental Health. The academic portion of the appointment will have opportunities for teaching and research and will report to the department chair and be reviewed via the department review protocol, with the administrative portion reporting the Executive Director of the center. Secondary faculty appointment may be possible in other departments/colleges dependent on interest and credentials (e.g., psychiatry).

Description: We seek an individual with evidence of professional development, counseling, and research experience related to mental health programming in higher education. The successful applicant will be expected to lead all aspects of higher education programming within the Center and work with the leadership team to execute the mission of the Center and meet intended outcomes. This will include technical assistance to colleges within the University of Iowa, program development, supervision, and university and community outreach. The Director of Higher Education Programming will work closely with a collaborative team of other Center directors on professional development, research, and training.


  • Oversee and direct day-to-day clinical and fiscal operations of higher education services provided through the Center

  • Develop infrastructure for program delivery to faculty and staff at the University of Iowa with potential expansion to other universities

  • Assist in education, training, and evaluation of mental health providers working in the Center

  • Engage with relevant community providers

  • Execute program delivery for faculty and staff

  • Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

    Appointment: Academic Year (9 month) clinical track appointment, beginning immediately or negotiated start date.

    Applications: Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at https:// and choose requisition number 74292. Address inquiries to Allison Bruhn (alllison- or call 319-335-5433.

    Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    About the Center: The Iowa Center for School Mental Health is a partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education with initial funding of $20 million to address mental health needs in Iowa schools. The Center will expand support for mental health prevention and treatment to Pre-K-12 students and educators in schools across the state. This includes training, resources, and outreach to support student mental health so all students, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient. Located in the UI College of Education, the center bridges disciplines across campus to provide a network of expertise in education, public health, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and counseling that improves mental health outcomes. This is Iowa's first state-wide center supporting mental health in our schools.

    About the College: The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College has a Strategic Plan (https: // and-continuous-improvement/strategic-plan), which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative (https: // racism- collaborative#:~:text=The%20ARC%20provides%20multiple%20points,of%20the%20College%20and%20community.)

    About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.

    UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.

    The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual- career couples.

    Education Requirement:

    Prospective candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in a clinical mental health field (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, etc.).

    Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed mental health provider in the state of Iowa (e.g., licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselor)

  • Ph.D. in clinically-related field (e.g., counseling, psychology, social work)

  • Experience providing mental health services in colleges/universities

  • Management or administrative experience

  • Clinical supervision experience

  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships within and beyond the university setting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students

  • Evidence of collaboration, collegiality, professionalism, and positive professional relationships

  • Desirable Qualifications:

  • Established record of securing external funds for research, training, or program development

  • 5 or more years of experience in behavioral health administration

  • Experience providing clinical service or administration in a higher education institution in Iowa

  • Teaching or clinical supervision experience in higher education

  • Online Application Required Documents

    Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest Graduate college transcripts

    Number of References: 3 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.

    To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

    Contact Information

    Contact: Allison L Bruhn - Cedu-Teaching & Learning Lindquist Center 240 South Madison Street N252 LC Iowa City, IA 52240 Phone: 319-335-5433 Department URL: https: //

    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

    Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

    Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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