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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Neag School of Education

Position Opening: Open Rank Professor of Counselor Education
The Neag School of Education invites applications for a full-time nine (9) month, open rank tenure track faculty position in Counselor Education with a start date of January 23, 2014. The successful candidate will teach graduate classes in the Counseling Program; maintain an active research agenda; advise students; have academic as well as clinical experience specific to School Counseling; fulfill service responsibilities to the program, department, school, university and the broader community; and advocate for the profession of School Counseling.  Applicants for a senior appointment must have a substantial publication record, grant history, a current research agenda relevant to the ASCA Model and Transformed School Counseling, and administrative experience and evidence of faculty leadership. The salary is competitive and commensurate with rank.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please visit Husky Hire at www.jobs.uconn.edu
 to submit a letter of application, a current vita, all transcripts, three samples of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference.  Applicants should contact Dr. Orv C. Karan, Chair of the Counseling Search Committee, with further questions (Orv.Karan@uconn.edu) The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. (Search #2014149)



Educational Psychology: Counselor Education
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor                                                     
General Description of the Job

The Neag School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in counseling.  The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in: the CACREP accredited program in school counselor education leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education, the program in school counselor education leading to a Sixth-Year Diploma, and the program in school counselor education, leading to a Ph.D. in Counselor Education.  All programs in counseling emphasize culture and gender issues, and sensitivity to the needs of special populations.  People of color and others from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 
The successful candidate will teach graduate classes in the counseling program; maintain an active research agenda; advise students; have academic as well as clinical experience specific to school counseling; fulfill service responsibilities to the program, department, school, university and the broader community; and advocate for the profession of school counseling.
The mission of the University of Connecticut’s Counseling Program at the Master’s and Sixth Year Levels is to educate the next generation of culturally competent professional school counselors to implement ASCA Model and culturally relevant school counseling programs in K-12 schools and function as educational leaders; advocates for all students, with a special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups such as those whose families are economically poor and students of Color; system change agents with critical thinking and data usage skills; effective counselors who implement all ASCA Model program components; and collaborators with faculty, parents, and community stakeholders.  Inherent in the mission is our priority in preparing students to demonstrate effectiveness by: assessing and evaluating their school counseling programs; actively advocating for educational equity; working to close the achievement gap for students from oppressed groups such as those whose families are economically poor and students of Color; and closing the college opportunity gaps through equity-based college readiness counseling for all students. The priority for our Ph.D. program is to prepare counselor educators with the specialized knowledge, experience and clinical skills that will enable them to play a leadership role in the preparation of the next generation of professional school counselors.
Job Responsibilities may include:
·         Apply understandings of issues of diversity, equity and multiculturalism to scholarship
·         Conduct innovative research
·         Pursue and secure external funding to advance the study of issues related to educational equity and to closing achievement and college opportunity gaps
·         Teach graduate courses in counseling graduate programs
·         Advise students
·         Serve on Departmental, School and University committees
·         Provide service to professional and community organizations
Minimum Qualifications
·         Doctorate degree in Counselor Education
·         A minimum of three years full-time employment as a professional school counselor or three years of full-time employment as a faculty member in a counselor education program
·         Professional identify as a counselor educator as evidenced by research and professional affiliations associated with the ASCA Model and Transformed School Counseling
·         Evidence of experience(s) in successfully promoting educational equity for an underrepresented student group(s)
·         College teaching experience in counselor education
·         Experience supervising school counseling interns and/or practicum students
·         Applicants for a senior appointment must have a substantial publication record, grant history, and a current research agenda relevant to the ASCA Model and Transformed School Counseling
·         Applicants for senior appointments must also have administrative experience and evidence of faculty leadership

Preferred Qualifications
·         Demonstrated research commitment in topics related to equity-based school counseling for English language learners; personal/social, academic, and college and career readiness; and/or students with special needs in the context of chronically underperforming schools
·         Experience and/or expertise with models for creating school, family and community partnerships
·         Demonstrated skills and abilities for collaborating with university colleagues and community members in establishing innovative research and practice for successful cradle-to-career pathways for underrepresented student groups
Appointment Terms
This is a full-time, nine (9) month, open rank tenure track appointment with a start date of January  23, 2014.  Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience.
To apply
Please access www.jobs.uconn.edu
 to submit the following: Personal statement describing how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, current vita, three letters of reference and samples of scholarly work.  Please include your last name and search number (2014149) in the document title for each letter submitted.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To insure full consideration application materials should be submitted no later than October 20, 2013

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and people of Color to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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