Counselor Education Assistant Professor

Gainesville FL
Oct 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

The Counselor Education program at the University of Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position. The Counselor Education program is nationally ranked and fully accredited by CACREP. Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with qualifications, with the position beginning August, 2018.

The Counselor Education program is consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. The program is housed in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (SHDOSE) in the College of Education and offers 72-semester hour MEd/EdS programs in school counseling; mental health counseling; and marriage, couple, and family counseling, and a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education. All academic programs are full-time and CACREP accredited. Faculty members engage in research, teaching, advising doctoral and masters/EdS students, and providing service.

Information about the program may be found on our website at:

The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, consistently ranks among the top 20 public colleges in the nation. According to the 2017 US News & World Report of America’s Best Graduate Schools, the UF College of Education is the highest-rated education college in Florida and among public institutions in the Southeastern US. US News also ranks UF’s online graduate education programs as #1 in the nation. The college’s 95 faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance student readiness and achievement, school reform and improvement, and leadership development.

The University of Florida recently became Florida’s first university to join the list of U.S. News’ Top 10 best public universities in the nation. Other national rankings include 2nd by Forbes and 7th by Kiplinger in their respective lists of "Best Values in Public Colleges." UF is the nation’s fourth largest university with more than 50,000 students, 4,000 faculty, and 340,000 alumni throughout the world. UF has been recognized as the state’s "preeminent" university and received funding enhancements this year. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and supported. The Carnegie Commission on Education rates UF among the nation’s leading research institutions. UF is one of only 17 land-grant universities in AAU. Recently, UF has added 100 new faculty members through a state supported Preeminence Campaign. Gainesville, a university city, is a great place to live, with affordable housing, excellent schools, a good climate, and ample cultural and recreational opportunities. UF is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is strongly committed to diversity of its workplace.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential for securing external funding
  • Active research agenda focusing on topics of high importance to counseling
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Collegiality, professionalism, and team orientation
  • License or/certification eligible in Florida as a marriage and family, mental health, or  school counselor 
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Evidence of collaboration/partnerships/scholarship with colleagues in other disciplines, schools, community agencies, or primary and behavioral healthcare
    • Knowledge and experience with developing program resources through contracts and grant-writing 
    • Teaching experience with distance education and other technology-assisted instruction
    • Evidence of professional service at university, state, and/or national levels   
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please provide: (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references who will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

    To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 1, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

    Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Jacqueline Swank, Chair, Counselor Education Search Committee at: or 352-273-4326.

    The selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government-in-the-Sunshine” and Public Records laws.  Search committee meetings and interviews are open to the public, and applications, CVs, and other documents related to the search may be available for public inspection.

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is strongly committed to the diversity of its workplace.  The College of Education shares this commitment and eagerly invites applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.  

    Health Assessment Required: No


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