Assistant or Associate Professor - Counselor Education

Job description

The Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking exceptional, experienced Assistant or Associate Professor candidates for a newly created tenure-track position in our CACREP accredited School Counseling Program. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and meet CACREP core faculty eligibility requirements. The successful candidate will teach CACREP core courses as well as school counseling specialty courses and will contribute to departmental activities that support military populations, rural mental health, and/or suicide prevention for youth.

Required application materials: cover letter; CV; unofficial transcripts; statement of teaching philosophy; an example of one scholarly article

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with a diverse population of learners and support social justice advocacy within our program, our community, and the profession. Teaching experience at the college level is required. Candidates should have or be eligible for relevant counseling credentials. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position. Well qualified associate professor candidates may be considered for hiring with tenure.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the ASCA National Model and be able to teach its use and functionality to school counselors-in-training, be a resource for program instructors and have thorough understanding of the application of CACREP accreditation standards. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching and counseling skills and be able to demonstrate various pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning, including the use of technology in and outside of the classroom (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.). In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate personal awareness related to the role of the counselor educator, including setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries and practicing appropriate self-care, serving as a role model for students, site supervisors, and adjunct faculty.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision or a closely related field from a CACREP accredited institution with a school counseling emphasis
  • Earned license in school counseling and eligible for licensure in Colorado
  • Minimum of two years of full-time work experience at the rank of assistant professor or above
  • Minimum of two years working as a school counselor in a K-12 setting

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of expertise in Counselor Education with an emphasis in school counseling
  • Defined scholarly agenda
  • Expertise in rural education
  • Evidence of potential for securing external funds or scholarships through grants or contracts

Special Instructions to Applicants:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by February 19, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Statements of teaching philosophy and an example of one scholarly article are required as part of the application.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40038 - COE - Counseling and Human Services

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 12, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lori Unruh

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00460307





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Posted: 3/15/2018
Application Due: 5/14/2018
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