Teaching Assistant Professor of Counseling and Higher Education

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position: Teaching Assistant Professor of Counseling and Higher Education

Department: Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs

Appointment Type: Nine-month, term (non-tenure track)

Beginning Date for Employment: August 2021

Location of Teaching Site: College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS  66506                        

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs in the College of Education at Kansas State University (K-State) invites applications for a 9-month term (non-tenure track) position as teaching assistant professor of counseling and higher education. The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to collaborate with award-winning colleagues while teaching graduate courses and advising graduate students in several different program areas: counseling, college student development, and/or academic advising.

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs is one of three departments in the College of Education, which is dedicated to “Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers.” The M.S. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision programs are CACREP and CAEP accredited. The M.S. in College Student Development program prepares students for entry-level roles in student affairs, and the online M.S. in Academic Advising attracts students from all over the world. For additional information about the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, see https://coe.ksu.edu/academics/departments/special-education-counseling-student-affairs/index.html.

K-State is a distinguished public, land-grant Research I university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree and certificate programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The University has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students and embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve. Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.


The position involves teaching graduate courses in the M.S. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision programs, the M.S. in College Student Development program, and/or the M.S. in Academic Advising program. The coures in these programs are offered in various modalities, including in-person, online, and blended. The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester with the possibility of summer teaching if desired and needed. Other responsibilities include advising graduate students, providing service, participating in faculty governance, and being involved with relevant professional associations.


Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program (by May 2021)

Licensed as a counselor (by August 2021)

Evidence of work experience in counseling, college student development, academic advising, and/or a related area of higher education

Potential for excellence in instruction and advising, both on-campus and online

Ability to implement and integrate instructional technology in learning management systems

Commitment to working with and supporting diverse populations and to pursuing equity and social justice

Active membership in at least one professional association


Preferred Qualifications

Three to five years of professional experience as a counselor and/or in a higher education role

Record of university teaching experience

Experience developing and teaching both on-campus and online courses

Experience advising graduate students

Leadership in professional associations


Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  

Please apply through K-State Human Capital Services, http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/, job number 510138.  Interested and qualified applicants should upload a single PDF file that includes the following:


  1. A cover letter describing how your educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position;
  2. Your curriculum vitae;
  3. Transcripts showing your highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer); and,
  4. Contact information for three references.


Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the U.S. at the time of hire. Background check required.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Dan Wilcox, Search Committee Chair, at dwilcox@ksu.edu.



Commensurate with experience and qualifications