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Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 519870
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:18070000 - ED-SHDOSE-SCHL OF HUM DEV&ORG

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Job Description:

The University of Florida is currently accepting applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position with teaching, supervision, and clinical administration as primary responsibilities within a CACREP-accredited counselor preparation program.

Experience in training and supervision of practicum and internship students in counselor education is expected, as the focus of this position is coordination of clinical field experiences. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to supervise graduate student field-based experiences, teach applied graduate courses in counseling, develop and oversee school-based and clinical field experiences, serve on doctoral committees, and serve on program, school, college, and university committees. Opportunities also exist for scholarship and program leadership.

This 12-month faculty appointment will begin in May or August, 2022. The Counselor Education Program is housed within the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in the College of Education. More information about the Counselor Education Program can be found at


  • Coordinating all practicum and internship placements in collaboration with faculty and college personnel
  • Supervising graduate students in school and clinic field-based settings
  • Establishing/maintaining collaborative relationships with schools and community partners
  • Developing and delivery of training in clinical supervision practices for site supervisors
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students, including serving on doctoral committees as required
  • Teaching graduate-level courses
  • Service to the school, college, university, and profession
  • Opportunities for scholarship and program leadership also exist

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, has consistently been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation in Online Graduate Education for the last six years, 3rd nationally for undergraduate education and 12th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News & World Report). Two of the College's academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (5th) and Special Education (5th). Our Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program was named the 2020 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship—often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation—are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College is engaged in four of UF’s priority research areas—early childhood studies, precision learning, analysis of learning analytics, and artificial intelligence in education. The College has 117 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year garnered more than $107 million in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 3,000 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling & Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research & Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education disciplines. The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by CAEP and NCATE since 1954. More than 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: @UF_COE (Twitter) and @UF.COE (Facebook)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 5th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $838 million in research awards. UF recently launched a $70 million AI partnership with NVIDIA, taking the first step toward ensuring equitable access to bringing AI to students and faculty from across campus and the state. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new faculty.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • An earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision
  • Licensure (or license eligible) as a professional counselor in Florida or Certification (or certification eligible) as a school counselor in Florida
  • A record of ethical applied practical experience working with diverse client populations in schools and community settings
  • Commitment to supporting and mentoring diverse graduate students
Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida’s employment website Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Please provide: (1) a cover letter of application addressing qualifications, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) a diversity statement addressing how your teaching, clinical, and service activities enhance diversity, equity, and inclusivity in UF’s counselor education program, and (4) contact information for three references. Applicants should reference requisition 519870. This position was originally posted under requisition 86202. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Sondra Smith, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Review of candidates will begin in fall of 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 06 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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