Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Regular Title Series

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Regular Title Series

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Regular Title Series

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed & Counselor Ed

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education

In addition to an earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Education/Counselor

Education or related field from a CACREP-accredited program, the applicant

must be:
  • CRC (eligible) and Kentucky LPCC (eligible)
  • Clinical supervisory experience

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification

CRC (eligible) and Kentucky LPCC (eligible)

Job Summary

The Counselor Education Program in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a regular title series, assistant professor position in Counselor Education. This position is tenure eligible. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2024.

The Counselor Education Program is a social justice focused program with specialties in rehabilitation counseling and in clinical mental health counseling for distance learning at the master’s level, counselor education and supervision at the doctoral level, and interdisciplinary disability studies at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities will involve all program levels. The counselor education programs are CACREP-accredited. Faculty provide exceptional education and training to all our students and affirm professional identities.

The individual chosen for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:
  • An earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education or Rehabilitation Counseling program by start date.
  • Certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or demonstrate eligibility prior to start date.
  • License eligible (LPCC) in Kentucky by start date.
  • Have experience in (or show potential for) teaching core CACREP and specialized courses in the rehabilitation counseling and clinical mental health counseling master’s programs and the interdisciplinary disability studies undergraduate program.
  • Show a willingness to teach, supervise, and mentor Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students.
  • Experience as a rehabilitation counselor or mental health counselor, or
    closely-related counselor.
  • An established research and publication track record or demonstration
    of potential in this area.
  • Evidence of grant writing or demonstrate potential for grant writing.
  • Have clinical and/or supervision experience in counseling.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in use of instructional technology.

Responsibilities include the following: teach a course load; engage with Counselor Education faculty in program planning, course development, assist with measures for determining and evaluating student learning outcomes and dispositions; advise students; develop a programmatic research agenda and scholarly writing; prepare and submit grant applications; and provide service

and engagement activities to the profession, department, college and university, and community collaboration; and participate in professional organizations.

The successful candidate will have teaching, advising, research, and service responsibilities related to program, department, college, university, and field constituents. The appointment is a nine-month appointment. Summer teaching may be available and is optional.

The Rehabilitation Counseling program is ranked in the top ten programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The University, College of Education, and EDSCE department and CE  program value diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should include:
  • a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter);
  • current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita);
  • one sample of professional writing (upload under Writing Sample);
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 1);
  • evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 2); and
  • names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under references).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Keith B. Wilson (keithbwilson@uky.edu) , Counselor Education Search Committee Chair, or Dr. Debra Harley (debra.harley@uky.edu).

Review of applications begins immediately.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience
  • Two years of teaching experience in CACREP accredited program at the post-secondary level
  • Clinical supervisory experience
  • Experience teaching online classes
  • Clinical experience supervising graduate students
  • Peer reviewed publications

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.