Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


The University of Tennessee Counselor Education Program is accepting applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to serve as a core faculty member. Full Time, 9 months, begins August 1, 2023.



  1. Maintain a line of research specific to Professional Counseling, leading to pursuit of external funding to advance the research agenda by the end of the probationary period
  2. Teach two counselor education courses each fall and spring semester
  3. Actively engage as core faculty member (e.g., advise master’s-level students; participate in faculty meetings, admissions interviews, student review and retention processes; serve as dissertation chair or member; serve as site supervisor for counselor education doctoral student interns; serve on program or department committees as needed)
  4. Maintain requirements for serving as a core faculty member via sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations, active licensure or certification relevant to specialized practice area(s); engagement in ongoing professional development, and pursuit of professional leadership and service opportunities


Qualifications: Required

  1. Earned doctoral degree in counselor education (e.g., counseling, counselor education, counselor education and practice, counselor education and supervision, etc.), preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, no later than August 31, 2023
  2. Evidence of a developing research agenda relevant to professional counseling
  3. Demonstrated success or potential success teaching or co-teaching graduate-level counseling courses
  4. Demonstrated success or potential success providing counseling supervision to master’s-level counseling students or counselors
  5. Currently hold licensure and certifications relevant to specialized practice area or demonstrate ability to secure licensure and certifications relevant to specialized practice area within three years of hire


Qualifications: Desired

  1. Demonstrated success in publication as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles and/or external funding to support research
  2. Depth of counseling experience as evidenced by sustained part- or full-time work with socially and culturally diverse populations
  3. Expertise and research interests in one or both of the following target areas: (1) trauma and resilience in counseling, (2) addictions counseling, with skillset to develop Distance Education certificate.
  4. Ability and willingness to teach a range of core courses customized to the needs of Professional Counseling students
  5. Strong commitment to multicultural counseling and social justice counseling competencies as evidenced in clinical work, supervision, teaching, research, and/or leadership
  6. Professional dispositions including ability to work collegially in a collaborative team environment and to model program dispositions including Commitment, Humility, Openness, Respect, Integrity, and Self-Awareness (CHORIS)


University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. As a land-grant university, UT is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. Visit for detailed information.


Application: Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must electronically submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) research statement, (4), teaching philosophy, and (5) names and contact information for three references to If you have inquiries regarding the position, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Casey Barrio at . Applications received outside of Interfolio will not be considered.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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