Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (NTE - Career Track)

  • The University of Arizona
  • Tucson, AZ
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


Posting Number: req4993

Department: Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies located in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Arizona invites applications in the area of Rehabilitation Counseling. This is for a Career-Track (non-tenure eligible) Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice academic position that is designed to coordinate and teach courses as part of an intergovernmental service agreement (ISA) with the Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (AZRSA).. The position begins August 2021.

The Counseling Program consists of a Master's Degree in Counseling with specializations in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling as well as a Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. All of the programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The MA program is growing and in high demand with approximately 100 students currently enrolled in the MA Degree in Counseling and 10 students in the PhD Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. The faculty members are fully committed to playing a key role in addressing the needs of school districts and rehabilitation and mental health programs in the surrounding community, as well as impacting the lives of students and persons with rehabilitation and mental health needs on a national and global level. Faculty members engage in applied research that can directly inform practice and address the needs of children and adults, as well as school, rehabilitation and mental health personnel and policy-makers.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 3, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

This position involves serving as the Principal Investigator on an intergovernmental service agreement (ISA) with the Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (AZRSA). Responsibilities include overseeing all administrative activities associated with the ISA; teaching courses; and interfacing with university, community, and state personnel, including the AZRSA Administrator. Additional responsibilities include assisting in budget development and management, assignment of tuition and stipends, recruiting and advising AZRSA students, and completing necessary student and ISA-related paperwork.

  • Advise and mentor students
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • Teach five courses per year
  • Participate in new curriculum development
  • Coordinate continuing education workshops
  • Participate in faculty meetings
  • Serve on university, college, and department committees
  • Collaborate on research and grant proposals.
  • Ongoing research agenda, including presentations and publications.
  • Commitment to working within an academic environment characterized by cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
  • Demonstrated experience in commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Experience with leadership roles within the field of counseling.
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor.
  • Earned doctorate in counseling or a closely related field.
  • Possess or be eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Clarissa Siebern, Business Manager

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit the following four documents.

1. Cover Letter

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. In the Additional Document slot: Diversity statement - Diversity statements should describe how candidates' research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

4. In the additional Document slot: Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email)

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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