Assistant-Associate Professor (Open Rank) (Tenure-Track/Tenure Eligible) in Coun
Tucson, AZ 
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Title Assistant-Associate Professor (Open Rank) (Tenure-Track/Tenure Eligible) in Counseling
Department Disability Psychoeduc Studies (3204)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

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 acknowledgement and understanding will continue to strengthen our dedication to creating educational equity and opportunities

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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 and 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

Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F22117
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/17/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Lia Falco, Search Committee Chair,

Open Date 10/21/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/12/2019
Special Instructions Summary

*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

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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