2 Openings - Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - Counselor Education - 20253

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 20, 2023


The Department of Counselor Education in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors in clinical mental health and/or school counseling for a start date of August 2024 (FA040).

These are full-time positions with responsibilities for teaching graduate courses in the Counselor Education program, developing a strong research agenda, and a commitment to providing service to the university and community.


The successful applicants will join a group of committed and vibrant faculty who deliver innovative learning opportunities to a diverse student body. They will teach core courses in counselor education, through a rigorous academic curriculum that includes experiential and self-reflective learning. The candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages graduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, counseling profession, and society. The candidate will also participate in service activities and embrace the principles of inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or EdD in counselor education or a Ph.D. or EdD in a related field that includes experience as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • ABD candidates will also be considered. However, degrees must be completed by the contract start date of August 2024; otherwise, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2025 in advance of their first scheduled review.
  • Background in clinical mental health and/or school counseling.
  • Eligible for licensure as an LPC and/or School Counselor in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching as clearly evidenced through statement of teaching philosophy.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching appraisals and addictions.
  • Service as an active member of the university community.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Potential to develop or maintain a clear research agenda.
  • Capacity to attract external funding.
  • Ability to work with Spanish-speaking clients and students.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training drills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.


Responsibilities include teaching core courses in counselor education, courses in the clinical mental health counseling emphasis and/or school counseling emphasis. Providing service to the university, participating in department leadership (e.g., department chair, program coordinator, clinical coordinator), advising students, and providing community service. It also includes supervision of students in practicum using our state-of-the-art clinic and internship and expanded social justice-oriented partnerships; implementing program requirements; and participating in research and grant writing activities. Ability to integrate technology and innovative practices into instruction. Commitment to social justice and inclusivity is essential.


The Counselor Education Department has 5 full-time faculty members and a counseling services manager. The master's program includes a 60-credit program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a 60-credit program for School Counseling. The counseling program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and other Related Educational Programs (CACREP) since 2000. The school counseling program is also approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For more information about the department, our students and our strategic plan, visit our web site at https://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/counselored

The department is housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS) along with other graduate degree programs in business education, communication sciences and disorders, educational leadership, professional development, and special education. The college also has an extensive offering of undergraduate courses in education and teaching. For more information about the college visit the web site at https://www.uww.edu/coeps/


UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see Annual Security and Fire Safety Report . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


Applications received by January 15, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Ola Bamgbose




Dr. Gina Martin




Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of Unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Name and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
This Job ID is 20253.

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