Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling and Research and Training Director for UK Human Developm...

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Posting Details

Job TitleProfessor in Rehabilitation Counseling and Research and Training Director for UK Human Development InstituteRequisition NumberFE02068Working TitleDepartment Name8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab CounselWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education

Earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling

Required Related Experience

Track record of successful leadership in securing and managing grants

Required License/Registration/Certification

Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Summary

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Professor position in Rehabilitation Counseling. This individual will serve as Research and Training Director with the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing all pre-service training programs for the Human Development Institute, including serving as faculty of record for courses comprising the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities and the Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design. The successful candidate will also oversee HDI research assistant recruitment and development of training plans in collaboration with multiple project directors; provide leadership and direction for HDIs research agenda, to include monitoring of HDI Strategic Plan objectives related to mentoring of staff and trainees in the development of manuscripts and proposals; convene the Research and Evaluation Committee; serve as HDI Research and Training Director on HDI Function Directors Team; work with HDI projects, university units, and external stakeholders to establish projects in critical areas of need; and pursue initiatives and grant opportunities in own area of expertise that lead to directing externally-funded projects of state and national significance. This individual could also serve on graduate student committees and have the opportunity to teach one course per year in the College of Education, if funding is available.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling; a track record of successful leadership in securing and managing grants; and certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Interested applicants should include a letter of application detailing qualifications, interests, and appropriateness for the position (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 1), evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 2), and the names and contact information for three current professional references familiar with the applicant’s work when prompted in the application.

Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones and Dr. Ralph Crystal are serving as search committee co-chairs. Questions regarding the position may be directed to [email protected], (859) 257-8104.

Review of applications begins August 26, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Ideally the candidate would start immediately, but a later start up January, 2020 may be negotiated.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience


Deadline to ApplyOpen Until FilledYesUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 8/31/2019
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