University of Connecticut — Assistant Professor in School Counseling / Counselor Education

INTRODUCTION 

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in school counseling at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Educational Psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach appropriate courses in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; conduct research in school counseling or counselor education; engage in scholarly activities; and participate in outreach and service activities, including support of the accreditation process through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). In addition, the candidate will be expected to pursue external funding to support research efforts in their areas of expertise.

The University of Connecticut’s Educational Psychology program is regularly ranked among the top of its kind in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report. With nearly 40 faculty members, the department is among the most productive at the University. In addition to the program in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology the Educational Psychology Department has programs in Research, Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation; Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology; Educational Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; School Psychology; and Special Education.

The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School offers programs in such areas as teacher education; school psychology; sport management; higher education and student affairs; and administrator preparation. According to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities include teaching courses in the CACREP-accredited school counseling program; advising graduate students; engaging in research, including securing extramural funding to support research efforts; supporting program maintenance and improvement efforts; and contributing to the Program, Department, School, University, and State through service and outreach.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision or related field from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Relevant counseling experience in K-12 settings

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous school counseling experience in K-12 public schools, particularly in urban settings
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and social justice
  • Potential for teaching effectiveness
  • Experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting
  • Membership and active involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, ASCA, and/or ACES
  • Active research program in the field of counselor education and supervision
  • Familiarity with CACREP accreditation process
  • Experience advising master’s and doctoral students

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2022. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20024 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Contact information including names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three to five references.

Screening of applicants will begin November 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Diandra J. Prescod, Search Chair, at diandra.prescod@uconn.edu. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at epsy.education.uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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