Assistant Professor of Counselor Education-10937

Counselor Education


The Counselor Education Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position for the coming academic year beginning August 24, 2016.



The successful applicant will join a group of committed and vibrant faculty who deliver a leading-edge curriculum to a diverse student body. A focus on regional engagement, through work in our state-of-the-art lab and expanded social justice oriented partnerships, ensures exceptional learning and serving for our students. Rigorous academic learning, relevant experiential learning and deep self-reflective learning are grounded in professional standards and contemporary research and occur within a mutually-engaging environment that embraces diversity, positive regard and authenticity. Ability to work with Spanish speaking clients and staff is a plus.



An earned doctorate in counselor education OR full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Consideration will be given to persons who are ABD. Counseling experience strongly preferred. Preference will be given to persons with background and interest in AODA work. Candidates should have the potential to develop or maintain: a clear research agenda, excellence in instruction, and the capacity to attract external funding. Commitment to social justice is imperative.



Responsibilities include teaching core courses in counselor education, as well as courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling emphasis and the AODA specialty; providing service to the university, including participating in department leadership (e.g. department chair, program coordinator, clinical coordinator), advising of students; providing community service; supervision of practicum students and interns; implementing program requirements; and participating in research and grant writing activities. Ability to infuse technology into instruction, e.g., web-based course offerings is preferred. Openness to work with diverse populations is essential.



The Counselor Education Department has seven full-time faculty members and a master's level counseling lab manager. The master's program includes a 60-credit program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a 51-credit program for school counseling. The counseling program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and other Related Educational Programs (CACREP) since 2000. The school counseling program is also accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For more information about the department, our students and our strategic plan, visit our web site at



Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.



UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.



The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.


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A complete application package includes:

-a letter of intent

-professional curriculum vitae

-transcripts from all academic work (unofficial transcripts acceptable)

-names, contact information including email and phone numbers, of three professional references


Full consideration will be given to completed application packages received by January 4, 2016. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials will not receive consideration.


If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Courtney or Amy at 262-472-1072 or


For questions regarding the position please contact:


Dr. Brenda Rust O'Beirne

Associate Professor & Department Chair




Please submit your documents as instructed below. Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


To Apply and submit these documents please follow the links below:

This Job ID is: 10937.

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