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The Department of Counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is seeking an experienced faculty member, at the associate or professor level, who may also serve as chairperson for our strong and energetic Counseling Department team.  The successful candidate will provide strong leadership to a diverse team of counselor educators, staff, and students across three concentration areas; Clinical Mental Health (CACREP), School Counseling (CACREP) and a Student Affairs in Higher Education program. The Department Chairperson is a full-time, 12-month position as faculty and academic administrator who reports to the Dean of the College of Education. The individual will provide leadership and long-term planning for the Counseling Department.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 940,000. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 firms and has a strong business environment and high demand for accounting professionals. UNO offers about 200 programs of study to approximately 12,200 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. Despite its size, small classes are the norm.
The University and CEHHS have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with many first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in a myriad ways. UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. UNO transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally.
The University and Department are committed to diversity among faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.  UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a) providing leadership and long-term planning for the Counseling Department, b) enrollment management, recruitment and retention; assure delivery of high quality education, c) serve as the CACREP-liaison who manages and submits high quality CACREP/NDE/CEHHS reports and maintains all other accreditation and ethical standards, d) teach core counseling courses (classroom/online), e) conduct faculty and staff meetings and evaluations, f) administrative activities related to course scheduling and graduate catalogue updates; lead course revision and program changes, g) provide administrative and clinical leadership to the UNO’s state of the art in-house community counseling clinic, h) maintain an active agenda of research and creative activity (including external funding) while collaborating with departmental colleague, i) maintain an active professional service agenda; and supervise staff, graduate assistants and student workers, j) advise prospective and current students, and k) develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners in k-12 schools, community-based mental and behavioral health organizations.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree required. PhD in Counseling, Education and Supervision is preferred, or must be eligible as CACREP Core faculty. Eligible for Nebraska licensed mental health practitioner and/or school counseling certification. Counseling and administrative experience required.  The successful candidate must show evidence of experience with, and knowledge of, CACREP standards. Must provide evidence of scholarly/creative activity commensurate with rank of associate or professor; evidence of professional service, and a strong record of counselor identity is required.

Desirable Qualifications:  Prior leadership/administrative experience in counselor education, verifiable licensure/certification for Nebraska counseling credentials, and proven ability to teach in a CACREP-accredited program; evidence of an active research agenda, professional service, and acquisition of external funding.

Rank and Salary:
Associate/Full Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020.  Complete an application; attach a cover letter, vita, and references online at

Additional information: Contact Dr. Paul Barnes, UNO College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences 402-554-2719 or

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