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Associate or Full Professor with Tenure & Department Chair of Counselor Education

University of Southern Maine
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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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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Job Details

Position Title:
Associate or Full Professor with Tenure & Department Chair of Counselor Education

All USM locations

City, State:
Gorham ME

Counselor Education - PCED

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor and department chair to lead their CACREP-accredited programs toward innovation and growth beginning Fall 2022. We may consider candidates for a January 2023 start date, as well. Tenure will be awarded at the point of hire for qualified candidates.

The Department of Counselor Education is comprised of active and engaged faculty and students across three concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling. Responsibilities include leading all departmental business as chair, teaching two graduate courses each semester, advising graduate students, pursuing research and scholarly interests, and engaging in university and professional service.

Applicants with a School Counseling background, in particular, are encouraged to apply, though candidates with disciplinary backgrounds in any of the three concentration areas (Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling) will be considered.

The Counselor Education Department philosophy is to prepare our graduates to act as facilitators of change in the lives of individuals at all developmental levels. By modeling high standards of professionalism and offering a foundation of knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and practice, the Counselor Education programs aspire to prepare counselors of the highest quality to work in schools, mental health agencies, businesses, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, private practice, and other settings. To learn more about the Counselor Education programs at the University of Southern Maine, please visit our website by clicking here .

The targeted starting date for this position is Fall 2022 on our Gorham Campus, though a January 2023 start date may be possible. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position with opportunities to teach in online delivery modalities.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minoritized and marginalized populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our core values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.


Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education or a related field
  • Expertise in one of the specialty areas offered in the department
  • Demonstrated record of effective leadership of a program, department, or other academic unit
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching and advising, research, and service
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a CACREP-accredited program as a faculty member or student
  • School Counseling expertise
  • Experience teaching or leading online course delivery
Other Information:

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.

Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM's successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign.

To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile submit the following:
  • a complete application
  • cover letter
  • resume/curriculum vitae
  • a list of the names and contact information for three references
  • a statement explaining how your teaching, research, and service at USM will promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

All required materials must be submitted by June 5, 2022.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Personal Statement, References
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