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Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Counselor Education

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Other Education, Special Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Counseling at The University of Montana is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin mid-August 2022. The position is responsible for teaching, research, and service to support the CACREP accredited master’s (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling) and doctoral (Counselor Education and Counseling) programs.

The position’s 3/2 teaching load will be built around the successful candidate’s interests and program needs. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and direct dissertation work. Beyond teaching and advising responsibilities, candidates are expected to develop a strong research program incorporating grant funding in relevant areas of Counselor Education and Supervision.

Required Qualifications
  • A doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program at time of hire
  • License eligible in Montana (LCPC and/or School Counseling)
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and supervision
  • Evidence of potential for successful scholarly activity, including grant activity
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-racism, and inclusion in counselor education
Preferred qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience in addictions counseling
  • Knowledge and experience in couple and family counseling
  • Interest and experience in qualitative research
About the Department of Counseling and Counselor Education and UM

The Department of Counseling and Counselor Education at the University of Montana is committed to expanding diversity in all of its forms to enhance our university community and enrich student experiences. As such, we encourage applications from individuals with varied identities, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests are nearby. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

The Department of Counseling and Counselor Education at the University of Montana is home to six full-time faculty, one clinical faculty, and active doctoral teaching assistants. The master’s of counseling program received the 2020 Robert Frank Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The department is home to an active Chi Sigma Iota chapter, student-led social justice counseling group, and a newly renovated clinic space serving undergraduate students.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jayna Mumbauer-Pisano at .

How to Apply

Extended Priority Application Date: Open Until Filled

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled.

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted through the UM online applicant system to be considered. No exceptions.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Required application materials:
  • A letter of interest, describing qualifications for the position
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page teaching philosophy statement
  • One-page social justice and advocacy statement
  • Name and contact information for three references
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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