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Open Rank (Tenure Track) -Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UVM

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Salary commensurate with experience and full benefits package.
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2022

The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning in Fall, 2023. The occupant of this position will teach in the College’s Counseling Programs. The successful candidate will have a Clinical Mental Health Counseling (or related) background and be equity-centered, with scholarly interests in the teaching and the practice of clinical mental health counseling through a social justice lens. Once hired, the candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and extramural support from relevant federal agencies and foundations. We invite applications at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Consistent with the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, we are seeking a faculty who will join our college in working diligently towards increased development of knowledge, understanding, and skills on issues of ethnicity, race, inequality, justice, collaboration, and respect, with the intent to encompass the broadest definition of diversity.

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, human services and social work; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science
The Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science practices pedagogy that is grounded in culturally responsive social justice principles of expanding access to services, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and examining pathways to interrupting systemic barriers to positive development and healthy relationships. At the undergraduate level, we offer a program in Human Development and Family Studies, and our CACREP Accredited master’s degree programs include School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs, including a dual option. A new Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision has been approved with a new class to be recruited for Fall 2024.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.


  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program (or doctoral degree from a related program and employed as a faculty member in a counselor education program);
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • Scholarship agenda and record of publication commensurate with rank;
  • Record of external grant funding commensurate with rank;
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level;
  • Evidence of effective clinical supervision of counseling students;
  • Experience working in a school environment
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills;
  • Hold appropriate professional counseling certifications and be eligible for licensure in Vermont; and
  • Evidence of counselor educator identity and affiliation with related professional Counseling and counselor education organizations.

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that may include:

  • Maintaining an active research agenda, securing extramural funding, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Teaching primarily courses focused on clinical mental health counseling and core courses that are taken by students enrolled in the school counseling program;
  • Advising master’s and doctoral students in the Counseling Programs;
  • Participating in other activities within the Counseling programs such as student recruitment, admissions, orientation and general Counseling Program planning.;
  • Possible participation in rotating administrative roles;
  • Collaborating with Department faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship and service;
  • Serving as an active member of relevant professional associations and/or scholarly societies; and
  • Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

Application Process:
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science,; the College of Education and Social Services’ website,; and the University of Vermont’s website,

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

Anticipated starting date is August 21, 2023.

Please apply online at Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement on how diversity, equity, and justice are evident in your teaching, advising, research, and/or practice; 4) a teaching philosophy statement; 5) a statement of your research focus and agenda; and 6) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Lance Smith, by email at

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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