Clinical Assistant Professor (CSAAL)

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services is a nationally recognized department preparing student affairs and counseling professionals for a changing and increasingly complex world. The department seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a position as Clinical Assistant Professor, to begin as early as June 1, 2022 and not later than August 1, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position with an expected assigned time of 50% instruction and 50% administration/service in the program areas of college student affairs administration/student affairs leadership. There is a possibility of summer employment, contingent on enrollment and funding.

Clinical faculty members have a strong academic background, professional experience in student affairs and/or academic affairs administration, and a commitment to the development of graduate students in professional preparation programs in student affairs. Clinical faculty members are typically renewed annually, and the clinical faculty line allows promotions in rank. As with all faculty positions in the department, clinical faculty members teach, advise students, and engage in service to the department, the University, and the profession.

The successful candidate will coordinate administration and teach courses across the three graduate programs: Ed.D. in Student Affairs Leadership ( SAL – part-time hybrid program), M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration ( CSAA -M – traditional delivery, primarily full-time students), and Ph.D. in Education/College Student Affairs Administration ( CSAA -D – traditional delivery, both full and part-time students), which together enroll approximately 100 students. This position is designed for a student affairs scholar-practitioner whose interests and skills include teaching, student advising and support, and program administration. This position supports the CSAA / SAL programs through instruction, advising and mentoring, and administration/service, which includes both overall coordination of administration for the three programs and primary administration for the SAL Ed.D.

Salary is competitive and includes an excellent benefit package.

  • Teach courses in the M.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs (typically two courses per semester); specific assignments based on areas of expertise and program needs.
  • Serve as advisor to M.Ed. students and chair/member of doctoral committees (contingent on approval of Graduate Faculty status).
  • Work in conjunction with program faculty on curriculum development, policy development and review, and general student support.
1. Coordinate overall academic administration for the three degree programs. This may include, but is not limited to, marketing and recruitment, admissions, orientation, retention, communication and social media, course schedules, student handbooks, comprehensive/ preliminary examinations, assessment activities and reports, and supervision of program assistants (students on graduate assistantships).
  • Other program faculty assist and share responsibility for carrying out the functions listed above; the clinical assistant professor provides leadership, direction, coordination, and oversight of administrative functions and serves as a central point of contact for CSAA / SAL .
  • Marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts to include a focus on students of color and those from other minoritized groups.
  • Development, implementation, and coordination of a social media plan to market, showcase, and support the academic programs.
  • Development of relationships with campus partners related to graduate assistantship opportunities for CSAA -M and CSAA -D students.
2. For the SAL program, serve as program coordinator, providing vision and direction for the program, representing the program to various stakeholders, and serving as the primary point of contact for students.
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of the summer week-long residency, with the support of a graduate assistant.
  • Identify and support part-time instructors teaching in the program.
  • Coordinate preliminary exams, including providing preparation sessions, coordinating faculty in the development of questions, administering the exams, and scheduling oral defenses.
  • Provide oversight for Ed.D. program internships, including monitoring identification and approval of sites and supervisors, instruction, and administration.
  • Act as liaison with the Griffin campus for program needs.
3. Participate in department, College, and University committees, based on interests and needs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will require all of the following:
  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and to the required/preferred qualifications as described.
  • A complete curriculum vitae.
  • The names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of four (4) persons who can be contacted and who will provide letters of reference if asked.
To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by December 11, 2021. This position is contingent upon funding. Prospective start date for this position is between June 1 and August 1, 2022. The terminal degree must be earned by the start date for the position. Persons of color and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Official transcripts will be required of finalists. The position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Laura Dean (

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Clinical Assistant Professor (CSAAL)


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About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFE COE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Clinical Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in College Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or Counselor
Education with an emphasis in student affairs, or a related field.

Additional Requirements

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty ( ) and the Mary Frances Early College of Education criteria ( )

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Earned doctorate in College Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or Counselor Education with an emphasis in student affairs, or a related field.
  • At least five years of experience as a successful student affairs administrator.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • At least one year of teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Interest in and commitment to professional preparation in student affairs.
  • Demonstrated relevant skill and understanding of the administration of academically-related programs and services.
  • Evidence of either sufficient scholarship or expertise in practice, contributing to effective teaching and student learning outcomes, to support appointment with Graduate Faculty status.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability and willingness to work both collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment.
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