Assistant Professor - Counseling

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Omaha, NE
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Department: Counseling Department

The Department of Counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is seeking an Assistant Professor to join a growing and energetic Counseling Department team. The successful candidate will provide culturally sensitive instruction in the CACREP accredited core and clinical mental health counseling specialization areas, engage in an active agenda of scholarly/creative activity (including external funding), and provide service to the department, college of education, university, community, and profession. The development and maintenance of positive relationships and partnerships with community-based mental and behavioral health organizations (for profit/non-profit) is expected. The anticipated start date for this position is 8/16/2021.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Duties include teaching courses in the core and clinical mental health counseling specialization areas; active engagement in scholarly/creative activities leading to publication; advising graduate students; supervising practicum and internship experiences; collaborating with schools; community-based mental health organizations, service activities at the program, department, college, university, and professional levels; and generating external funding.

Why Uno?
UNO is a vibrant, metropolitan university in the state's largest city Omaha with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. In recent decades, the campus developed as a more traditional residential university supported by several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA division I. UNO also has the distinction of being one of the nation's leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the large Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city is home to a number of racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse groups, and is characterized by myriad places to eat, live, and shop. For more information about how UNO lives its metropolitan mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community:

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Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field with CACREP core faculty eligibility. Successful candidate must have content and working knowledge of CACREP standards evidence of scholarly/creative activity leading to publication in quality peer reviewed journals; evidence of professional service.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience as a licensed professional counselor/mental health professional; proven ability to teach in a CACREP accredited core and clinical mental health counseling specialization area; a minimum of 2 years of experience as a licensed counselor; evidence of scholarly research, professional service, and external funding.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.

Salary: Negotiable

Posting Number: 2021F-00100

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any application submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered.

Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021.

All interested parties must apply and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference information.

Additional information: Contact Dr. David Carter, UNO College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, 402-5540-3559 or

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