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Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Information: Description

The Department of Education Health and Behavior Studies, invites applications for a 9-month Clinical Assistant Professor, with additional summer opportunities, to teach courses in the Master of Arts in Counseling Online Program. In addition to teaching, the candidate hired for this position will advise students and participate in service for the program. The contract start date is August 16, 2022 contingent on available funding. Summer teaching and service opportunities may also be available with an additional contract.  

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position may include:

  • Teach graduate courses in an online asynchronous format. Will teach approximately 3-4 courses (9-12 credits) per semester across the counseling graduate programs dependent on courses, advising, and service responsibilities.
  • Provide academic advising to students.
  • Assist the Online M.A. Counseling program with service tasks as needed.
  • Fulfill service roles in the Counseling Programs; this may include occasionally serving on MA scholarly or independent research project committees, or admissions committees.
  • Provide service to the university, college, department, and professional associations.

Successful applicants should have teaching and service interests that align with counseling psychology as a field, including those that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UND and the College of Education and Human Development value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from minoritized backgrounds succeed.

Required Competencies

Candidate is willing to engage in academic advising graduate students in a distance, online method.

Candidate must be available to work online for teaching, advising, and engaging in other administrative and service activities.

Strong organization skills and conscientiousness; ability to successfully navigate a workload comprised of teaching, advising, and other service-related tasks.

Strong professionalism and interpersonal skills and ability to sensitively navigate issues of disagreement which may arise with students/supervisees.

Strong commitment to multiculturalism and social justice orientation and commitment to continued intrapersonal and interpersonal growth.

Strong counseling ethical awareness, ability to identify instances of real or potential ethical infractions and take action accordingly.

Strong ability to utilize or learn relevant technology.

Minimum Requirements
  • Earned Ph.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or a closely related field.
  • Be a licensed psychologist in North Dakota or be license-eligible and willing to actively pursue licensure in a time-sensitive fashion.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching and advising graduate students in an online asynchronous setting.
  • Experience advising or supervising graduate students.
  • Experience with programmatic service and/or leadership in an academic setting.
Minimum Hiring Salary

$62,000 - $75,000/ 9-month contract, dependent on experience and qualifications

Work Schedule/Start Date

40 hours per week/August 16, 2022

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 23, 2022 and include the following materials:

  • A cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional references with complete contact information

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search chair Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais at [email protected]

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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