Penn State University

The Pennsylvania State University College of Education Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education Position Available: Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education (tenure line) Beginning: Fall Semester 2019 Appointment Conditions: The College of Education at Penn State seeks to strengthen its faculty in the area of Counselor Education and is particularly interested in identifying candidates with interests and expertise in either school counseling or mental health prevention/intervention in communities and schools. Applicants should have a record promising success in teaching, supervision, and research, along with a primary professional identity as a counselor educator. Applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor rank should have demonstrated competence in the aforementioned areas commensurate with that rank. This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Counselor Education at Penn State includes CACREP accredited programs in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Career Counseling, Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities: 1. Conduct a systematic program of research, writing, and other scholarly activities in counselor education, with an emphasis on issues involving school counseling or clinical mental health prevention/intervention in communities and schools. 2. Pursue individually or with others relevant externally funded research. 3. Teach graduate courses in Counselor Education, advise students in M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs, and openness to potentially teaching undergraduates in the associated Rehabilitation and Human Services program. 4. Serve on Department, College, and University committees as appropriate. 5. Engage in active service and leadership in the Counselor Education profession. Required Qualifications: 1. Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or with faculty experience in a CACREP accredited program. ABD applicants must have completed their degree prior to first day of employment. 2. Demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching and advising students, including through the use of modern distance education technologies. 3. Eligible for appropriate Counselor license and/or certification. 4. Evidence of commitment to diversity, social justice, equity, and access in research and teaching. 5. Evidence of an articulated line of research and publications in school counseling and/or clinical mental health counseling. 6. Evidence of successful teaching potential. 7. Evidence of involvement in Counselor Education organizations. 8. Evidence of commitment to collegiality and collaboration. Desired Qualifications: 1. A record of scholarly contributions on topics related to school counseling or clinical mental health prevention/intervention in communities and schools. 2. A record of effective teaching and advising of graduate students. 3. Demonstrated involvement in professional counseling associations. 4. Interest in and experience with grants. The Pennsylvania State University Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society’s public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The College of Education The College of Education [] at Penn State was established in 1923 to deepen and extend knowledge about the formation and utilization of human capabilities. It offers resident degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College’s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured $31 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College’s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Education, and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer five undergraduate majors to more than 3,000 students and 12 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to more than 1,400 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education The Department [] is comprised of graduate programs in Educational Psychology, Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology. The Department also houses undergraduate programs in Rehabilitation and Special Education. Counselor Education Program Counselor Education at Penn State offers professional preparation at the master’s degree level for qualified persons wishing to become school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, rehabilitation and clinical mental health counselors, and career counselors. At the Ph.D. level, the Counselor Education and Supervision degree prepares individuals to become university faculty members, researchers, and supervisors. All curriculums blend research based didactic experience with extensive supervised practical application experiences to develop the highest quality professionals. Numbers of admissions in all programs are maintained at levels that allow for quality advisement and mentoring of students by faculty. Application Procedures: Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications for the position; current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (where appropriate); up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications (if available), three academic reference letters; and names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of the academic references. Applications received by November 1, 2018 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled. Send all materials electronically to this link For additional information on this position, contact Richard Hazler, Ph.D., LPCC, Search Chair ( Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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Richard Hazler, Ph.D., LPCC, Search Chair

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College of Education

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No Specialty required/Open Specialty

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Not required, but preferred

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Monday, October 7, 2019

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Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


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