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
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
- 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
- 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 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
- 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
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
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary
commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience,
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
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
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
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Ola Bamgbose
Dr. Gina Martin
Only complete application packages will be considered.
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 20253.
- 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)
A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the
University of Wisconsin System, click here:
UW-Whitewater External Applicants
A current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, click
UW-Whitewater Internal Applicants
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