Assistant/Associate Professor - Counseling and Human Services

Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 23, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Counseling and Human Services in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications to apply for the following two (2) positions in the CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling program: 

1. Assistant Tenure Track Professor  AND  2. Assistant or Associate Tenure Track Professor

The workload for these positions is teaching 5 courses per academic year (2/3 teaching load. Also available for teaching courses includes undergraduate courses in Human Services, graduate courses in Counseling and Leadership and summer teaching opportunities); maintaining an advising caseload of graduate and undergraduate students; supervising practicum and internship students; engaging in research; and providing service to support the department, college, and university.

The successful candidates will possess, and be able to demonstrate, a variety of pedagogical approaches that enhance student learning, including the use of technology inside and outside of the classroom.

    Preference for the Assistant Professor position will be given to applicants with experience working with at-risk youth or school counseling, teaching assessment and evaluation, military populations, rehabilitation counseling, career counseling, rural mental health services, and/or remote or distance delivery of instruction. In addition, preference is given to applicants who can translate and/or provide bilingual therapeutic support for our Spanish speaking families in the Campus Connections Therapeutic Youth Mentoring Program (see department website).
  1. Preference for the Assistant or Associate Professor position will be given to applicants with experience at the associate level and/or who also may have served as a coordinator, department chairperson or key leader in their respective program. Additional experience as a CACREP liaison and/or expertise in assessment and evaluation will be given priority consideration. Applicants with experience and/or research agendas with leadership and supervision, military populations, rural mental health, children and adolescents, and/or substance use treatment are given preference. In addition, preference is given to applicants who can translate and/or provide bilingual therapeutic support for our Spanish speaking families in the Campus Connections Therapeutic Youth Mentoring Program (see department website).
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Position reports to: Chair of Counseling and Human Services

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Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $60,000 to $80,000

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

    The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 1-5, 2021.The potential dates for interviews with supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of March 15-19, 2021.The potential employee start date is August 19, 2021.
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, educational verification, 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.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

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 Requirements

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 18, 2021.

  • Doctorate in a closely related field (e.g., counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy) and to have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year before July 1, 2013.
Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move.  Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing