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Position Overview:
The Department of Educational Psychology seeks individuals to contribute teaching, clinical supervision,
research, and service in the area of Counselor Education. This is a full-time one-year (possibly renewable) nontenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 29, 2021. We are motivated to identify and recruit an individual that can contribute to a robust masters-level training program in school and clinical mental health counseling. While a record of research and scholarship is essential, priority is given to individuals who can contribute to the masters-level teaching and program development, including advising students and supervising practicum and internship activities. Specific areas of specialization are open, however, we encourage those with interests in clinical mental health counseling to apply. Additional interests in school counseling are also valued, but not essential.

The Counselor Education Program (formerly Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program) has a long-standing tradition of excellence in preparation at the masters’ degree in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. We admit a large, diverse, and highly qualified group of students each year, and have a strong set of foundational courses. More information can be found at

The CE Program is situated in the Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and
Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota. The University is one of the largest in the country with 3,000 faculty, 69,000 students, 200 institutes/centers, and degrees in almost every field, which include 50 interdisciplinary graduate degrees. CEHD is a highly regarded college with 150 tenure track faculty and 4,000 students in 8 departments ( The Department of Educational Psychology has graduate programs in School Psychology, Special Education, Counselor Education, Quantitative Methods, and
Psychological Foundations.

Job Responsibilities:
Teaching (80%)

  • Teach 15-18 graduate-level foundation, skill-development, and supervision courses each
    semester on topics such as introductory courses in clinical mental health and counseling
    theories, as well as more advanced courses in the program such as diagnosis, diversity, and
    internship supervision.
  • Student support duties as assigned, including but not limited to, assistance with licensure preparation, masters-level student mentorship, and guidance on counseling career paths.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum and program development by providing expertise, oversight, and coordination.

Service (20%)

  • Collaborating with program department and college administrative staff to support degree,
    licensure/credential, and accreditation processes.
  • Contributing to preparation for institutional and external approval/accreditation review
  • Maintaining and actively participating in national, local, and state professional counseling
    associations to help further professional development, support professional licensure, and
    support curricular development in the program.

Other Position Related Responsibilities include:
Participating in Counselor Education faculty meetings, department meetings, and other department or
collegiate committees as assigned, including service on internal committees or task forces, and making
presentations to external constituencies. Participating in the activities of relevant professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) with an emphasis in clinical mental health or
    a closely related field (CACREP programs preferred). Applications from ABD candidates will be
    considered provided the individual can document that they are on track to complete the doctorate by
    the start date of this position. If the successful candidate were not able to have their doctorate
    conferred by then, they would temporarily be appointed as a Teaching Specialist until such time as the
    degree is conferred.
  • Evidence of ongoing affiliation with the field of counseling including professional memberships and
    presentations at counseling conferences.
  • Coursework or practical experience in counseling supervision.
  • Minnesota clinical mental health licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), or eligibility for licensure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years practice in clinical mental health.
  • Knowledge and experience with teaching and advising at the graduate level.
  • Knowledge and experience with community/school collaborations and public engagement activities.
  • Evidence of interest and/or experience in interdisciplinary collaboration.

How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted online: To be considered
for this position, please click the Apply button, search for Job Opening ID 340066, and follow the
instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a
cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. Applicants should submit the following: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter detailing interest in the position and background/experience relative to each of the required qualifications, as well as applicable preferred qualifications; (3) graduate school transcripts; (4) contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional reference; and (5) teaching portfolio containing, at a minimum, a statement of teaching philosophy and any available documentation of instructional leadership and teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until the position is filled.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612)
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Background Check Information:
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our
presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not
automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the Department:
The Department of Educational Psychology provides training in the cognitive, emotional, and social learning
processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan, including: the psychological
foundations of education, quantitative methods in education, the practice and science of counseling
psychology, school psychology, and special education. Faculty and students provide leadership and
consultation to the state, nation, and international community. The department’s scholarship and teaching
enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and
industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies.

About the College:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world leader in discovering, creating, sharing,
and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities. CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota, houses seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 38.4% of our new first year students are students of color and more than 265 of our international students represent over 51 different countries. For further information visit:

At CEHD, diversity is necessary to doing our best work and fostering our humanity. That’s why the CEHD
community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment. We strive to weave
these core values into the work of each department and all of programs. We are deeply engaged with our
surrounding community, and our students, staff, and faculty are encouraged and empowered to enhance
equity, inspire change, learn and grow personally, and prepare professionally to encounter and engage in
systemic transformation. For more information, visit CEHD and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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