University of Tennessee at Martin — Assistant Professor of Educational Studies (Counseling)

The Department of Educational Studies seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.
Effective Date: August 1, 2021

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee system. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,100 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. Additional information about the Department of Educational Studies can be found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/educate.

The Department of Educational Studies has as its primary mission the preparation of P-12 classroom teachers, administrators, and counseling personnel for the public schools in Tennessee, as well as the nation. Some options exist for students desiring to obtain the skills and strategies of the education professional for use in nonpublic school situations. The Department of Educational Studies offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, as well as licensure programs in a variety of educational and counseling fields. Programs are designed to prepare classroom teachers who exhibit understanding and proficiency with the following characteristics: communications; reflection/relevance and purpose; collaboration; technology; higher order thinking skills; assessment; diversity; professionalism; and pedagogy skills.

All teacher preparation programs in the Department of Educational Studies are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP – April 28, 2018).

Duties of the Position
The Department of Educational Studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Duties for the position include teaching a three-course graduate load of online courses in School Counseling per semester. Summer course assignments may be available for additional renumeration. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring student research, supervision and observation of practicums and fieldwork, community outreach, service to the department, scholarship and publications, and professional service. Candidates must hold state licensure in School Counseling.

Job Description and Professional Qualifications
Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position for graduate teaching in School Counseling, (18 hrs. of graduate course work in School Counseling or related field). Candidates must hold state licensure in School Counseling. Earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision or related field. ABD is acceptable for an ‘instructor’ appointment, but the doctorate must be completed within one year of the appointment date.

The following professional qualifications are preferred in a successful candidate:

  • Evidence of scholarly publications in the field of School Counseling
  • Evidence teaching online courses in postsecondary education
  • Evidence of teaching graduate level coursework in School Counseling at the college or university level.

Responsibilities for this position includes teaching a three-course graduate load of online courses in School Counseling per semester. Summer course assignments may be available for additional renumeration. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring student research, supervision and observation of practicums or fieldwork, community outreach, service to the department, college and university, scholarship and publications, and professional service.

How to Apply
Interested persons must submit an online application at:
http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.pho or www.utm.edu and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Applicants must attach the following items:

  • Letter of application
  • Current vita
  • Copy of School Counseling License
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees (official transcripts required upon offer)
  • Three original, current letters of reference

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Administration Building, Martin TN 38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, Hearing Impaired, (731) 881-3507 Fax, equityanddiversity@utm.edu, http://www.utm.edu/departments/equalopp/.

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