Assistant Professor in Counseling



Assistant Professor in Counseling

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0814
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The College of Education and P-16 Integration is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Counseling to begin in fall 2019. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

Our location along the Gulf of Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, quality schools, mild winters, and low cost of living as compared to other areas in the nation. With its close proximity to Mexico, the university is well positioned for international research and global exchange. For more information about living in the Rio Grande Valley, see http://local.theriograndevalley.com/

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is a catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. We do this through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with our schools and communities, demonstrating responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. As such, we are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. We:

  • Provide rigorous programs of study founded on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when integrated, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that partnerships that foster authentic social and community engagement are vital;
  • Engage in continuous improvement through curricular and technological innovation in order to remain responsive t the changing educational and global reality;
  • Develop highly effective, multiculturally responsive and sustaining innovative scholars, learning leaders, and education professionals who challenge the status quo and serve as change agents, making a difference by promoting social justice, embracing diversity in its broadest definition, inspiring thought leadership, and pursuing life-long learning; and
  • Lead through evidence-based decision making and data literacy in order to share our story with the academic and broader research communities, as well as our public school partners, families, and policy makers.

    The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers master's programs in Bilingual Education, Reading and Literacy, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, School Psychology, and Counseling. We also offer Ed.D.s in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education and in Educational Leadership. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

    The Department of Counseling is a dynamic and diverse faculty with a robust range of research and professional interests offering two entry-level program specializations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Our 60-hour programs prepare students for professional licensure and/or school counseling certification using national standards and assessments. Both degree specializations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

    The College of Education and P-16 Integration is seeking an innovative leader and scholar specializing in Counselor Education who will

  • Provide direct instruction to MEd students in counselor education with emphases in one or more of the following: clinical mental health counseling or school counseling. The assignments will include course instruction and supervision of practicum/internship;
  • Comply with relevant professional accreditation and state licensure boards such as Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Texas Education Agency, including yearly maintenance of records and assessment and active engagement as program-community liaison;
  • Advise graduate students in counselor education;
  • Develop a strong research agenda with implications that impact the Rio Grande Valley and beyond
  • Maintain a record of scholarly productivity by initiating research leading to publication in national peer-reviewed journals;
  • Seek and secure external funds to sponsor research, training, and service activities;
  • Participate in professional associations and activities to enhance professional development of counselors at the local, state, and national levels;
  • Serve the public and constituencies of the department, college, and university as approved/assigned;

    For more information about the College of Education and P-16 Integration and the Department of Counseling, please visit the following websites:

    http://www.utrgv.edu/cep/

    http://www.utrgv.edu/cg/

    Minimum Qualifications:
    •Earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) from an accredited institution. Applicants who have completed all requirements except the dissertation (ABD) will be considered.
    Candidates who are ABD must have their doctoral degrees conferred by the time of hire.
    • Evidence of the potential for scholarly research leading to publication in nationally refereed journals.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
    • Licensure as an LPC in Texas, or eligible for licensure at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualification:
    •Earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited program;
    •Employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year;
    •Experience and dual licensure/certification as school and clinical mentor health counselor

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    License or Certification Required?: Yes
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

    EEO Statement:
    EEO Statement
    UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


    Diversity Statement
    UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

    Open Date: 10/25/2018

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Dear Applicant,

    Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

    *Date of Birth
    *Social Security Number
    *Gender
    *Ethnicity/Race

    Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Dr. Suzanne Maniss at [email protected] or (956) 665-3449.

    Additional Information:
    UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
    require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
    performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
    and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
    §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
    Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
    135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
    Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
    and at least 135 days in length.

    Please Note:
    Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
    demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
    test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
    English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
    will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

    To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20394





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