Assistant Professor of Practice, Counseling, University of Arizona

Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) in the College of Education invites applications for a full-time one-year academic appointment. As an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Counseling Program. The appointment is a temporary position beginning August 2021 through May 2022.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure. The position involves teaching three courses per semester as part of the Master’s Degree in Counseling. The 60-credit Master’s Degree is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in 1) clinical mental health counseling and clinical rehabilitation counseling; and 2) school counseling. The program is growing and in high demand with approximately 100 students currently enrolled in the Master’s Degree in Counseling. The position also includes supervising and mentoring students in the doctoral degree program in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Individuals who apply should be committed to working with faculty members in advancing research and practice. The program faculty places a high value on collaboration both within the program and across disciplines. We seek individuals who bring energy, leadership, and a deep commitment to academic excellence, within the scholar-practitioner tradition. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to work with a diverse student population, stakeholders, and colleagues.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Instruct students in course content and provide learning opportunities to achieve course
  • Engage students in active learning, encourage class participation, and provide support in completing class assignments.
  • Manage classroom interactions and establish and maintain a climate that encourages
  • Critique performance on various assignments to measure the quality of
  • Participate in advising and mentoring
  • Conduct research in area(s) of expertise, including interdisciplinary
  • Engage in outreach at the local and national professional
  • Actively participate in departmental, college and university service
  • Potential for leadership roles within the field of


Minimum Qualifications


  • Possess an earned doctorate in counseling or closely related A.B.D. close to completion of degree will also be considered.
  • Experience and commitment to excellence in teaching both in-person and on-line courses)
  • Experience with teaching graduate courses in counseling
  • Experience as a mental health, rehabilitation, or school
  • Possess or be eligible for appropriate credentials in mental health, rehabilitation, or school
  • Experience in research, presentations, and publications
  • Experience in academic programs committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Experience in cross-collaborative working environments
  • Experience with accreditation processes
  • Experience providing clinical


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program or those who have related degrees and have taught for at least one year in a CACREP-accredited program prior to July 2013.

To apply, submit the following materials to [Talent req4144]:

  1. Letter of interest in the Cover Letter slot
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three references (phone and email) in one PDF document Please upload your letters as one file under the “Additional Document” slot within your
Contact Information

Dr. Amanda Tashjian, Search Committee Chair (