University of Arizona — Assistant-Associate Professor (Open Rank) (Tenure-Track/Tenure Eligible) in Counseling

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) located in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Arizona invites applications in the area of Counseling, school counseling emphasis. This opening is for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-eligible) position designed to promote the program’s focus of engaging in research, teaching, and service that can directly inform practice and address the needs of children and adults, as well as school, rehabilitation, and mental health personnel and policy-makers. The position begins August 2020.

The Counseling program is housed in the Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies within the College of Education. The faculty members are fully committed to playing a key role in addressing the needs of school districts and rehabilitation and mental health programs in the surrounding community, as well as impacting the lives of students and persons with rehabilitation and mental health needs on a national and global level. Program faculty have ongoing research projects in areas such as student motivation, career decision self-efficacy, ethics, bullying and peer victimization, resilience, psychosocial aspects of disability, sexuality, and employment discrimination, among others. Individuals who apply should be committed to scholarly work that advances research and practice. The Counseling program places a high value on collaboration both within the program and across disciplines. In addition to conducting research, the faculty member will teach at the graduate level and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The Counseling program offers a Master’s Degree in Counseling with specializations in School Counseling, and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Both specializations are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is growing and in high demand with 130 students currently enrolled in the M.A. Degree in Counseling. The program also offers a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with CACREP doctoral accreditation application submitted. Faculty in the department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, university, and professional service. We seek individuals who bring energy, leadership, and a deep commitment to academic excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to work with diverse students, stakeholders, and colleagues.

COE supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The appointee is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department, college, and university. The College of Education values its inclusive climate as we know that diversity in experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.

The University of Arizona is built on the lands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples and is a designated Hispanic-Serving and American Indian and Alaska Native-Serving Institution This acknowledgment and understanding will continue to strengthen our dedication to creating educational equity and opportunities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in area(s) of expertise, including interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Seek external funding for research program
  • Teach graduate courses for the Counseling program
  • Contribute to program development efforts in areas such as accreditation and curriculum planning
  • Participate in advising and mentoring students, including directing and supervising dissertations
  • Participate in departmental, college, and university service activities
  • Engage in outreach at the local and national professional level

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess an earned doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field at the time of hire
  • Experience as a school counselor
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and securing external research funding
  • Commitment to working within an academic environment characterized by cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess or be eligible for appropriate credentials in school counseling
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level in a School Counseling program and/or Counselor Education and Supervision program
  • Experience with leadership roles
  • Experience with CACREP accreditation
  • Experience providing clinical supervision

To apply, submit the following materials to

  • A Current Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter discussing your fit for the position within the context of your (1) program of research, (2) teaching and mentoring philosophy, and (3) commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Names and contact information of three references in one PDF letter

Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2019

Contact Information for Candidates:
Dr. Lia Falco, Search Committee Chair,