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Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education (2 positions)

University of Florida

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education (2 positions)

Job No: 528898
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Counseling/Community Outreach/Social Work
Department: 18070000 - ED-SHDOSE-SCHL OF HUM DEV&ORG

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Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Education invites applications for two Assistant/Associate Professors of Counseling and Counselor Education to join a collaborative, energetic community committed to preparing quality counselors, conducting relevant research, and engaging in important service. The Counselor Education program, housed within the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, offers M.Ed./Ed.S. and Ph.D. degree programs, in addition to undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Educational Sciences program.

The program seeks colleagues who will contribute to the goals of the program in one of three master's-level tracks: Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling and the doctoral program. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an emerging or established record of research in one of these areas and be positioned to secure external funding to support a robust scholarly agenda. We are open to scholarship using a broad range of research methodologies and philosophical perspectives that serve diverse communities emphasizing well-being and social advancement. Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach courses and mentor graduate students in the Master's/Specialist program and in the Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education program.

These 9-month tenure track positions will begin fall 2024. Visit our website to learn more about the Counselor Education program:

  • Conduct substantive research and publish in leading journals relevant to counseling, counseling education, and relevant specialty areas
  • Apply for and successfully acquire external funding for research and scholarship
  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) courses
  • Advise, engage, and mentor graduate students in teaching, research, and supervision activities
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minoritized groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1906, the College of Education at the University of Florida has consistently earned national recognition for its excellence. The college has secured rankings of either #1 or #2 for Online Graduate Education over the past eight years. The college is ranked 10th for graduate education among public colleges of education in the U.S. News & World Report. Impressively, the college boasts four academic programs within the top 20 of the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (4th), Special Education (4th), Elementary Education (17th) and Secondary Education (20th). Notably, the Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program received the 2020 Program of the Year accolade from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

The college has a global reach with more than 35,000 UF “EduGator” alumni spread across the world. Stay connected through social media, search “UF College of Education” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, X and YouTube.

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. Furthermore, UF is #1 nationally for online undergraduate education. National recognition such as being named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Student from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and ranking 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. Most recently, UF was named a “5-star college” by Money magazine's “Best Colleges in America 2023” list.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a vibrant college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools and other amenities. 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 or closely related field awarded by the time of hire
  • A record of publication or evidence of potential for successful publication
  • Demonstration of promise to successfully acquire external funding for research

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Licensure as a LMHC, MFT, or school counselor
  • Record of teaching experience in higher education in the areas of mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or school counseling, or related field
  • Evidence of commitment to collaboration with faculty, students, and site-based personnel
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with students from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences
  • Ability to contribute to the national visibility of the Counselor Education program

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant should upload all materials to the University of Florida's employment website If technical assistance is needed, please contact Human resources at (352) 392-2477. Complete applications include: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) contact information for three references, who after further review will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system.

Applicants should reference requisition 528898, position numbers 00040366 & 00040365. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Erica McCray, Search Committee Chair ( Review of candidates will begin on November 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 3, 2023. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and hiring authority.

The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews are open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Final candidates will be required to provide an 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 outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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