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Monday, October 28, 2013

University of Wisconsin-River Falls Assistant Professor-School Counseling Program

We are one week away from the deadline to apply for this position- November 4, 2013. You can apply online at http://jobs.uwrf.edu/
. Please email us (caroline.baker@uwrf.edu ormark.gillen@uwrf.edu) with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!
 
The top 5 things to know about this position right now:
We only train school counselors
Supportive faculty members
Excellent relationships with surrounding school districts
Highly urban to rural school opportunities
35 minutes from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St Paul

Here's the position announcement again:
 
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Assistant Professor-School Counseling Program
College of Education and Professional Studies
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu
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The Position:
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in School Counseling. The UWRF program trains school counselors only. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Counselor Education, or anticipate degree completion within 12 months of hire, or otherwise meet CACREP core faculty eligibility requirements. The successful candidate will (1) teach 3 school counseling courses (9 credits) per semester (2) maintain an advising caseload of graduate students, (3) conduct program-related applied research and scholarly activities, (4) develop new curricula that may include on-line courses, and (5) be involved in departmental, college and university committees as well as community service. Experience as a school counselor and teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Candidates should have, or be eligible for, relevant counseling credentials (e.g., LPC, NCC, school counselor licensure).The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position.Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision and other funding sources. Appointment date: August 25, 2014.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching Duties 100%
·Teach a full course load per semester (3 courses-9 credits)
·Advise students
·Supervise students in field placements including Practicum and Internship
·Collaborate with other faculty within the Program, Department, College and University
·Engage in professional and service activities on campus, locally, state-wide and nationally
·Attend Department and Program meetings
·Other activities as assigned
Qualifications Required:
· Must hold a doctoral degree in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP approved institution), or anticipate degree completion within 12 months of hire, or otherwise meet CACREP core faculty eligibility requirements.
· Demonstrated success or potential success for graduate level teaching.
· Strong oral and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities.
Qualifications Preferred:
·Experience as a school counselor with students from diverse backgrounds;
·Experience with diverse communities, knowledge of school issues, and an interest in collaborating with a variety of constituencies in rural, suburban, and urban environments;
·Experience connecting with stakeholders/resources in creating a vision for an academic Program and Department
·Commitment to the professional field of counselor education and school counseling as evidenced by education, teaching, school experience, research, community service and professional affiliations, such as ASCA, ACES, and ACA;
·Demonstrated success or potential for strong productivity in research, grant writing and scholarship exploring concerns related to issues in school counseling;
·Experience working with graduate students in instruction, advising, mentoring and research related activities;
·Experience in teaching core school counseling courses.

To Apply: Online applications are REQUIRED at:

Submit:
· Curriculum vitae (resume)
· Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
· A three-part statement (other document), not to exceed 3 pages, covering
1. your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
2. your school counseling experience, and
3. your research and scholarly activity agenda.
· An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
· Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Caroline Baker or Dr. Mark Gillen, Search Committee Co-Chairs
Counseling and School Psychology Department

Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on November 4, 2013. For full consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by this date. Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered.
The names of all nominees and applicants who have requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released on request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidate.
Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia (particularly China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India) and in Latin America. The university's strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international inbound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions.

UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.

UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
For a copy of the UWRF campus safety information, see http:www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm
 or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy. This material includes crime statistics (Annual Security Report) and information on crime prevention, sexual assault, and drug/alcohol issues. 

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