Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number F347P

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Working Title Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Department Rehab, Human Resources, & Comm.Disorders

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders at the University of Arkansas comprises six independent academic programs that among them offer 14 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. We offer the majority of our programs in Fayetteville, although we have a large and growing online presence. Our programs serve more than 900 students each academic year, and these learners find commonalities in coursework and engagement in areas such as professionalism, integrity, service to others, and commitment to lifelong learning. Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge, empowering communities, and preparing highly qualified diverse professionals in health and education who are committed to improving people's lives through practice, scholarship, and leadership.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $65,000

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Graduate Education Building

Summary of Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities of this tenure-track Assistant Professor of Counselor Education position include: teaching graduate courses in the counselor education program; conducting research that results in refereed publications and professional presentations; pursuing external funding through grant proposal submissions; directing students' independent research projects, theses, and dissertations; advising graduate students and chairing/serving on doctoral advisory and dissertation committees; participating in public service and professional organizations; and engaging in service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Counselor Education conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated commitment to an active research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, and funding activity
  • Eligibility for Arkansas state licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Doctoral-level preparation in clinical supervision
  • Strong interest in and a professional commitment to the preparation of clinical mental health counselors, counselor educators, and professional school counselors
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications
  • Counseling experience in a clinical mental health or an educational setting
  • Commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and/or social justice
  • Experience submitting and/or securing grant funds

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Grasping
  • Reaching


  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Kristin Higgins
Associate Professor of Counselor Education

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by November 3, 2017, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status


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