Clinical Assistant Professor in Counseling

Location
Iowa City, Johnson County
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Ref
72517
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College of Education
Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Clinical Assistant Professor in Counseling Position

The Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education at the University of Iowa invites applications for one, academic year clinical faculty position in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling MA Programs. Candidates should have an earned doctorate by August 2018. 

The successful candidate for the position would begin August 15, 2018.  We seek an individual with interests and experience in the field of rehabilitation and clinical mental health counseling.  This individual should have demonstrated:

  1. skills in effective teaching and clinical supervision
  2. commitment to professional service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of people with disabilities including mental illness.

This position requires an earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Counselor Education and Supervision or a related field. Selected candidate must hold the required professional certifications (e.g. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CMHC, or National Certified Counselor, NCC) or be certification-eligible.  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or license eligibility is desired.

The successful candidate will join a clinical supervision and training partnership with Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling to teach graduate-level courses. The program has strong department, college, university, and clinical community support, and is committed to an environment that values diversity and collegiality.  The preferred candidate will have a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner philosophy, and will be experienced in implementation of CACREP accreditation standards in rehabilitation and clinical mental health counselor education.

Education Requirement

By August 2018, prospective candidates must have one of the following:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or a closely related field with a master’s degree from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and or Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Professions (CACREP) accredited graduate program
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Counselor Education and Supervision from a Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Professions (CACREP) accredited program
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or a closely related field, plus have had employment as a full-time faculty member in a Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year

Required Qualifications

  1. concentration or specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Counselor Education
  2. experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses
  3. experience in providing clinical supervision reflective of CACREP standards and practices at the MA level
  4. demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with diverse populations
  5. professional identity as a counselor
  6. demonstrated commitment to create positive relationships with community mental health and rehabilitation providers
  7. be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CMHC, National Certified Counselor, NCC, or certification eligible

Desirable Qualifications

  1. experience in the practice of clinical mental health counseling, or rehabilitation counseling
  2. be LMHC, LPC or eligible for counselor licensure
  3. experience teaching in a CACREP and/or CORE accredited graduate program
  4. experience teaching and/or designing online instruction

Responsibilities

Duties will include:

  1. being a core faculty member in the master’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program
  2. coordinate field placements of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling MA students 
  3. provide clinical supervision of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling MA students with appropriate use of technology when needed 
  4. travel to field placements across Eastern Iowa  
  5. arranging coverage during non-office hours for emergency contacts, i.e. be available by phone.  These are emergency situations requiring immediate response
  6. implement and document CACREP standards relevant to clinical supervision, for instance, records of student field placement which include background checks, contracts with placement sites, hour logs, supervisor logs, student and placement site evaluations, and documentation of student training activities
  7. teaching courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling MA program, in areas consistent with the candidate’s interests and department needs
  8. engage in professional, university, collegiate, and or departmental service that advances the research, training, and clinical work intended to improve the lives of people with disabilities including mental illness, for instance supervisor’s training and other community workshops.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent start-up package, benefits, and professional development support.

Appointment

Academic year appointment beginning August 2018.

Applications

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references.  To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty and choose requisition number 72517.  Address inquiries and nominations to Dr. John Wadsworth.

Screening

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College’s Strategic Plan centers our faculty, staff, and students around four priorities: student success, building knowledge and practice, innovating new frontiers, and creating better futures for Iowans.

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #31 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 colleges.   

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.  Full domestic partner benefits are available.