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The Department of Counselor Education in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of clinical mental health with expertise in couples and families counseling, for a start date of August 2021. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching graduate courses in the Counselor Education program, developing a strong research agenda, and a commitment to providing service in the university and community.

Job Details:

The successful applicant will join a group of committed and vibrant faculty who deliver cutting-edge learning opportunities to a diverse student body. They will teach core courses in counselor education, through a rigorous academic curriculum that includes experiential and self-reflective learning. The candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages graduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, counseling profession, and society. The candidate will also participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community. Ability to work with Spanish speaking clients and staff is a plus.


Candidates should have an earned doctorate in counselor education preferably from a CACREP-accredited program and a background in clinical mental health. Consideration will be given to a related doctoral degree that includes experience as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered; however, they must have completed their degree by the contract start date in August 2021. Otherwise, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2022 in advance of their first scheduled review.

Candidates must have demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching, promoting the success of graduate students, and working with diverse populations. Counseling experience is strongly preferred and candidates must be eligible for licensure as an LPC in the state of Wisconsin. Preference will be given to persons with a specialty in couples and families counseling. Service as an active member of the university community and a commitment to social justice is imperative. Candidates should have the potential to develop or maintain a clear research agenda and the capacity to attract external funding. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.


Responsibilities include teaching core courses in counselor education, courses in the clinical mental health counseling emphasis, and couples and families counseling as appropriate. Providing service to the university, participating in department leadership (e.g. department chair, program coordinator, clinical coordinator), advising students, and providing community service. It also includes supervision of students in practicum and internship utilizing our state-of-the-art clinic and expanded social justice oriented partnerships; implementing program requirements; and participating in research and grant writing activities. Ability to infuse technology into instruction, e.g., web-based course offerings is preferred. Openness to working with diverse populations is essential.

Department Information:

The Counselor Education Department has seven full-time faculty members and a counseling services manager. The master’s program includes a 60-credit program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a 60-credit program for School Counseling. The counseling program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and other Related Educational Programs (CACREP) since 2000. The school counseling program is also approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For more information about the department, our students and our strategic plan, visit our web site at

The department is housed in the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS) along with other graduate degree programs in business education, communication sciences and disorders, educational leadership, professional development, and special education. The college also has an extensive offering of undergraduate courses in education and teaching. For more information about the college visit the web site at

Campus Information:

UW-Whitewater ( is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC ( The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Organization Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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Special Notes: Departments may add other information to augment this section.

UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty.  Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (

To Ensure Consideration:

Complete applications received by Friday January 15, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews and/or on campus interviews.

For Questions:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs

Dr. Cindy Anderton, Associate Professor, Department of Counselor Education, 262-472-5424, and Dr. Ola Bamgbose, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education, 262-472-1035,


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