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Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Requisition Number FE02616
Working Title
Department Name 8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

An earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education or Rehabilitation Counseling program by start date.

Required Related Experience

Have experience in (or show potential for) teaching core CACREP and specialized courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) master’s program and the Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (IDS) undergraduate program; show a willingness to teach, supervise, and mentor Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students; have clinical and/or supervision experience in counseling; experience working with diverse populations; and experience in use of instructional technology.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or demonstrate CRC eligibility prior to start date; license eligible (LPC) in Kentucky by start date.

Job Summary

The Counselor Education Program in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a clinical assistant professor position in Counselor Education. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2021.

The Counselor Education Program is a social justice focused program with specialties in RC and in CMHC for distance learning at the master’s level, Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) at the doctoral level, and Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (IDS) at the undergraduate level. The RC and CES programs are CACREP accredited and the CMHC is under review for accreditation. Faculty provide exceptional education and training to all our students and affirm professional identities.

The individual chosen for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:
- An earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education or Rehabilitation Counseling program by start date.
- Certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or demonstrate CRC eligibility prior to start date.
- License eligible (LPC) in Kentucky by start date.
- Have experience in (or show potential for) teaching core CACREP and specialized courses in the RC and CMHC master’s program and the IDS undergraduate program.
- Show a willingness to teach, supervise, and mentor Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students.
- Have clinical and/or supervision experience in counseling.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Experience in use of instructional technology.

Responsibilities include the following: Teach a three-three course load; conduct clinical supervision; develop a research agenda, and provide service to the Counselor Education program; the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education; the College of Education; and the University of Kentucky. The individual is expected to teach courses and advise students across undergraduate and master’s programs. Lastly, the individual selected for this position will be expected to serve as co-coordinator of the undergraduate program in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies.

Clinical faculty members within the EDSCE are highly valued, significantly contribute to teaching and training within the program, and serve in important leadership roles within the department. Opportunities for promotion without tenure are available for full-time clinical faculty members. Additional responsibilities may include participating in curriculum assessment and development, contributing to program administration, and providing service to community and professional organizations.

The Rehabilitation Counseling program is ranked in the top ten programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The University, College of Education, and EDSCE department and CE program value diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include, along with the online application form, a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 1), evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 2), and names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 3).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Debra Harley (debra.harley@uky.edu), Counselor Education Search Committee Chair, or Dr. Keith B. Wilson (keithbwilson@uky.edu), Counselor Education Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001.

Review of applications begins May 17, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-08-13

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