Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, KY
Closing date
Aug 17, 2021

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies, Special Education

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education

Requisition Number:

FE02641

Department Name:

8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:

Faculty

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

An earned doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited doctoral Counselor Education or Rehabilitation Counseling program.

Required Related Experience:

Have experience teaching core CACREP and specialized courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) master’s program; have knowledge of CACREP accreditation procedures and experience in assessing and evaluating student dispositions and learning outcomes based on CACREP standards; experience as a rehabilitation counselor or mental health counselor; an established research and publication track record or demonstration of potential in this area; evidence of grant writing or demonstrate potential for grant writing; experience working with diverse populations; clinical and supervision experience in counseling; ability to direct doctoral dissertation committees; experience in use of instructional technology.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or CRC eligible; license eligible (LPC) in Kentucky by start date.

Job Summary:

The Counselor Education Program in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position, Regular Title Series, in Counselor Education. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

The Counselor Education Program is a social justice focused program with specialties in RC and in CMHC for distance learning at the master’s level, Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) at the doctoral level, and Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (IDS) at the undergraduate level. The RC and CES programs are CACREP accredited and the CMHC is under review for accreditation. Faculty provide exceptional education and training to all our students and affirm professional identities.

The individual chosen for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:

• An earned doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited doctoral Counselor Education or Rehabilitation Counseling program.
• Certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or CRC eligible.
• License eligible (LPC) in Kentucky by start date.
• Have experience teaching core CACREP and specialized courses in the RC and CMHC master’s program.
• Knowledge of CACREP accreditation procedures and experience in assessing and evaluating student dispositions and learning outcomes based on CACREP standards.
• Experience as a rehabilitation counselor or mental health counselor.
• An established research and publication track record or demonstration of potential in this area.
• Evidence of grant writing or demonstrate potential for grant writing.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Clinical and supervision experience in counseling.
• Ability to direct doctoral dissertation committees.
• Experience in use of instructional technology.

The successful candidate will have teaching, advising, research, and service responsibilities related to the program, department, college, university, and field constituents. Responsibilities include the following: Teach a two-two course load; engage with Counselor Education faculty in program planning and course development; assist with measures for determining and evaluating student learning outcomes and dispositions; advise students; develop a programmatic research agenda and scholarly writing; prepare and submit grant applications; provide service and engagement activities to the profession, department, college, and university; collaborate with the community; and participate in professional organizations. Summer teaching may be available and is optional.

The Rehabilitation Counseling program is ranked in the top ten programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The University, College of Education, and EDSCE department and CE program value diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include, along with the online application form, a letter of application detailing qualifications (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 names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 3).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Keith B. Wilson ([email protected]), Counselor Education Search Committee Chair, or Dr. Debra Harley ([email protected]), Counselor Educator Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001.

Review of applications begins May 17, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

Open Until Filled:

Yes

University 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.

Organization

Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.

Mission

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.

Employment/Benefits

As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Research

In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/life-in-lexington.

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