Assistant Professor - Counseling

Western Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Western Connecticut State University

School of Professional Studies

Education & Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor – Counseling

 Tenure Track – Academic Year 2022 - 2023


Western Connecticut State University’s School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor – Counseling in Department of Education & Educational Psychology. 

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, BIPOC, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. 

The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduate degrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master’s degrees in Nursing and Education & Education Psychology, and Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing.  The Department of Education and Educational Psychology is one of the signature departments at WCSU and offers the following degrees in professional fields: a BS in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Major, BS in Secondary Education, MS in Education Option in Curriculum, MS in School Counseling, MS in Clinical Mental Health, MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership. Programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and NEASC.  For more information, visit

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the counselor education program.  The program format will be changing to a hybrid modality in the 2022-2023 academic year. Successful candidates also be responsible for engagement in appropriate service; engagement in scholarly activity including research and grant writing; support for Chi Sigma Iota; and collaboration with colleagues to conduct program evaluation, CACREP accreditation, and field placement of students. Candidate will serve on department, university and program committees. Individual must complete office hours and attend meetings in-person/on campus and will not work remotely.

Minimum qualifications: Doctorate in counselor education and supervision or a closely related field. Experience teaching experience in counselor education.

Preferred qualifications: Doctorate from a CACREP accredited doctoral program; experience teaching in a graduate counselor education program; experience as a clinical or school counselor; a record of scholarly publications; and experience with CACREP accreditation. Preference may be given to a candidate with clinical mental health experience. Preference may be shown to candidates with a well-defined research agenda in clinical mental health or school counseling, and experience with program leadership or coordination.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $64,422 – $85,896 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience.  Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #900-056. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at  Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

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