Tenure Track Assistant Professor in School Counseling Education

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in School Counseling Education

College of Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Student Development in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as our colleague in our School Counselor Education concentration. This is a full-time, tenure track position beginning September 1, 2018.

The College of Education is NCATE-approved and offers comprehensive programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees in numerous concentration areas. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence. The Department of Student Development offers four concentrations: School Counselor Education (SCE), Social Justice Education, Special Education, and School Psychology. The current SCE faculty possess strengths in school counseling outcome research and evaluation, career development, addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and evidence-based school counseling practice. Program faculty also direct the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counselor Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE).

We are seeking a colleague who is excited about collaboratively engaging in ongoing scholarship, who can contribute broadly to our efforts to prepare PreK-12 school counseling practitioners and school leaders, who seeks to improve school counseling at the state, national, and international levels, and who is dedicated to social justice work in school counseling contexts. In addition, we are in the process of developing a CACREP-accredited doctoral program.

Required Qualifications:

  • D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution (by fall 2018) or grandfathered in according to CACREP guidelines
  • Expertise in school counseling
  • Established publication record or strong potential for developing a program of research
  • Experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Social justice orientation
  • The ability to work effectively with learners of diverse cultures and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in working with CSCORE to develop research related to school counseling
  • A programmatic line of inquiry that has the potential to generate grant funding
  • Experience working in school-based settings
  • Familiarity with the CACREP-accreditation process
  • Research and scholarship that addresses social justice in school counseling
  • Active involvement in national professional organizations (e.g., ACA, ASCA, ACES)


  • Engage in ongoing research and seek external funding
  • Teach courses in school counselor education
  • Provide service to improve school counseling nationally and in Massachusetts
  • Advise and direct students in the School Counselor Education concentration
  • Contribute to the Concentration, Department and College in service and leadership roles

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and at least one recent publication to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94170

Review of candidates will begin March 7, 2018, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website at www.umass.edu/education.

Located in the beautiful and intellectually vibrant Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth's university system and is a leading center of research and public higher education in the Northeast. The campus is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational research or other work activities.





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Posted: 2/2/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
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