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The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs in the College of Education at Kansas State University (K-State) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in counselor education with an emphasis on school counseling. The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity for providing programmatic leadership and innovation along with collaboration with award-winning colleagues and students in a Research I university.

The M.S. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision programs are CACREP and CAEP accredited, and the faculty are recognized for excellence in teaching, service, and research. For information about the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs, in which these programs are located, see The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs is one of three departments in the College of Education, which is dedicated to “Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers.”

K-State is a distinguished public, land-grant university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree and certificate programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The University has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students and embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve. Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.


The position involves teaching graduate courses for the M.S. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision programs. The coures in these programs are offered in various modalities, including in-person, online, and blended, and some of them may incorporate supervising students’ clinical practicum and internship experiences. Other responsibilities include advising graduate students, engaging in research and creative endeavors, seeking external funding, providing service, participating in faculty governance, and being involved with professional counseling organizations at the state and national levels.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program with a demonstrated interest in school counseling (by May 2021)

Experience as a school counselor

Successful counseling supervision experience

Knowledge of and commitment to school counseling as a comprehensive program

Potential for excellence in instruction and advising, both on-campus and online

Ability to implement and integrate instructional technology in learning management systems

Potential for conducting, presenting, and publishing research in the area of counselor education and/or school counseling

Commitment to working with and supporting diverse populations and to pursuing equity and social justice

Membership in professional counseling organizations

Preferred Qualifications

Record of university teaching experience

Experience developing and teaching online courses

Clinical counseling experience

NCC, school counseling license, and/or other counseling credentials

Record of professional presentations and publications in the area of counselor education and/or school counseling

Record of leadership in professional counseling organizations and/or attendance at professional counseling conferences

Other Requirements

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply through K-State Human Capital Services,  Interested and qualified applicants should upload a single PDF file that includes the following:

1. A cover letter describing how your educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position;

2. Your curriculum vitae;

3. Transcripts showing your highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer); and,

4. Three letters of reference from your professional supervisors or professors.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the U.S. at the time of hire. Background check required.

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Judy Hughey, Search Committee Chair, at


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