Assistant Professor in Residence in Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology

Job description

Search #: 495339
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track


The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor-in-Residence (APIR) in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program. This is a non-tenure-track, full-time faculty position.

The University of Connecticut’s Educational Psychology program is regularly ranked among the top of its kind in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report. With nearly 40 faculty members, the department is among the most productive at the university. In addition to the program in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, the Educational Psychology department has programs in Research, Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation; Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology; Educational Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; School Psychology; and Special Education.

The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School also offers programs in such areas as sports management; higher education and student affairs; and teacher and administrator preparation. According to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Job responsibilities include creating and managing online courses and programs; teaching courses in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; advising graduate students; supporting the CACREP accreditation process; and contributing to the program, department, school, University, and State through service and outreach.


  • Earned Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision or related field
  • University teaching experience in a Counselor Education Program
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licensure
  • Relevant counseling experience in K-12 settings
  • Connecticut School Counseling Certification
  • NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor) certification
  • A record of innovative teaching strategies, including experience creating and managing online courses and programs


  • Ability to conduct market analyses to determine the viability of online programs related to counselor education
  • Relevant counseling experience in higher education/college counseling setting
  • Experience with counseling licensure processes
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Knowledge of CACREP accreditation requirements
  • Academic advising experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting
  • Membership and involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, ASCA, and/or ACES


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be online and at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Contact information for three letters of reference.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Diandra J. Prescod, Search Chair, at [email protected]. For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Jun 04 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jul 05 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/5/2021
    Application Due: 7/5/2021
    Work Type: Full Time