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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
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Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling

Michigan State University College of Education

East Lansing, MI, USA

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces an assistant professor position in the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (ORDS) in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education ( The position at the assistant professor level is a 9-month, tenure-system appointment that will begin on August 16, 2023.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate programs consistently rates the MSU Rehabilitation Counseling programs (doctoral and master’s levels) as one of the top programs in the nation. We are seeking colleagues to be part of our emerging Clinical Mental Health Counseling program who are committed to research, teaching, and practice that promote enhanced mental health and quality of life of individuals with mental, emotional, and/or substance abuse disorders. We are interested in colleagues who share our vision for stewardship of the mental health counseling profession. Applicants are invited from individuals with a broad range of professional experiences and expertise, including but not limited to mental health counseling, behavior health, counselor education, or closely related disciplines.

MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Applicants who will add to the diversity of the program, department, college, and university are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Engagement in an active and productive program of research
  • Graduate teaching in all modes of delivery in both our master’s and doctoral programs
  • Supervision of doctoral dissertations
  • Clinical supervision
  • Participation in democratic governance and operation of our programs


NOTE: The university is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more:

This is an annual position with a desired start date of August 16, 2023. Review of applications began on October 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education, counseling, or a closely related discipline from an accredited program (or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment)
  • Earned master’s degree in counseling, psychology, behavioral health, or a closely related discipline
  • Successful candidates must have 1) record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects commensurate with rank, 2) be eligible for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Michigan, and 3) have prior clinical experience with individuals with mental, emotional, and/or substance abuse disorders.

Desired qualifications

  • Possession of at least two (2) years of research, teaching, and/or clinical skills and experience with diverse disability populations in the areas of assessment, intervention, consultation
  • Ability in promoting inclusive and culturally responsive research, teaching, and clinical practices
  • Developing and maintaining an active, positive psychology research program that is supported by external funding
  • Providing quality mentoring and supervision at the graduate level

About the MSU College of Education

In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website,, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions.

Instructions to applicants

Online application via is required, see posting #812221. Interested candidates must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; one to three publications; statement of teaching philosophy; names and contact information of three references.

If you have any questions, please contact William H. Schmidt (

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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the world's leading research universities, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better, safer, healthier world for all while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Land acknowledgement

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg—Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The university resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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