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Clinical Assistant Professor - CP


COE-Counseling & Human Dev Svc

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area. For more information about UGA, visit; for Athens, visit; and for Georgia, visit

About the College/Unit/Department:

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services is a nationally recognized department preparing psychologists and counseling professionals for a changing and increasingly complex world. The Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling programs at The University of Georgia continue working to intentionally build programs that are anti-racist centered programs with a focus on equity and social justice. Our efforts in creating these learning communities are consistent with Counseling Psychology as a profession in “Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation” as well as APA and MPCAC accreditation standards. Our program commitments and efforts recognize the need to dismantle systems of oppression in our programs, University, local surroundings, professions, and society. The programs aim to train students to provide culturally responsive services to BIPOC clients, clients from rural and low SES populations, LGBTQ+ clients, and clients from other underserved and marginalized populations. In addition, it is important that our students understand and provide services to clients who experience racial trauma from historical, contextual, and sociopolitical perspectives.

Counseling Psychology is the discipline responsible for teaching clinical supervision and the coursework related to the practice of psychotherapy for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application will require all of the following:

  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and to the required/preferred qualifications as described.
  • A complete curriculum vitae.
  • The names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three (3) persons who can be contacted and who will provide letters of reference if asked.

Official transcripts will be required of finalists. Applications received by December 11, 2021 are assured of full consideration, and the position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Lenoir Gillam ([email protected]).

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or similar) in Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program earned by the start date for the position.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program and the Mental Health Counseling masters program, with a typical semester load of three (3) courses as well as assisting with program management. Summer teaching opportunities may be available from year to year, contingent on student enrollment and funding availability. Clinical faculty members in our department are full-time, 9-month (academic year) faculty members who have a strong academic background, professional experience in counseling/psychotherapy, and a commitment to the development of graduate student clinicians and/or researchers. Clinical faculty members are typically renewed annually, and the clinical faculty line allows promotions in rank. As with all faculty positions in the department, clinical faculty members teach, advise students, and engage in service to the department, the University, and the profession.

Additional Requirements:

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty ( and the Mary Frances Early College of Education criteria (

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

  • Must hold a current State of Georgia license as a psychologist or be license-eligible at the time of hire and obtain a Georgia license as a psychologist within the first year of employment.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in a school or clinical setting.
  • At least one year of teaching experience and clinical supervision at the graduate level.
  • Clearly demonstrated focus on and commitment to a social justice, inclusion, and equity approach in the areas of teaching (e.g., courses taught), scholarship (e.g., research; professional development activities), and service and outreach (e.g., clinical activities).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • At least one year of experience in providing bilingual Spanish/English clinical supervision.
  • At least two years of experience in providing administrative functions relevant to academic programs in counseling and psychology.
  • Evidence of either sufficient scholarship or expertise in practice to support appointment with Graduate Faculty status.
  • Ability and willingness to work both collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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