Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling - Tenure-Track

Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling - Tenure-Track

• Job No:
• Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF School of Education
• Location:Anchorage, Fairbanks
• Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:
The School of Education, Counseling Program, invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Counselor Education.

1-65%Teaching: A central function of the university is instruction of students in formal courses and supervised study. Teaching includes those activities directly related to the formal and informal transmission of appropriate skills and knowledge to students. The nature of instruction will vary for each faculty member, depending upon workload distribution and the particular teaching mission of the unit. Instruction includes actual contact in classroom, correspondence or electronic delivery methods, supervision of teacher education and counseling students/candidates, laboratory or field and preparatory activities, such as preparing for lectures, providing professional development training, setting up demonstrations, and preparing for laboratory experiments, as well as individual/independent study, tutorial sessions, evaluations, correcting papers, and determining grades. Other aspects of teaching and instruction extend to undergraduate and graduate academic advising and counseling, directing undergraduate and graduate research, teaching, and service; training graduate students and serving on their graduate committees, curriculum development, including curricular revision required to meet national accreditation and/or state licensure requirements, and academic recruiting and retention activities.Essential 20%Research: Tri-partite tenure track faculty are expected to conduct research or engage in other scholarly or creative pursuits that are appropriate to the mission of their unit, and equally important, results of their work must be disseminated through media appropriate to their discipline. SOE recognizes the value of diversity in research. As such, the unit values disciplinary and interdisciplinary work as well as independent scholarship with single authorship and collaborative work with joint authorship.Essential 3-15%Service: SOE faculty devote a percentage of their activities to service. Due to UA board of regents' and other UA administrative mandates, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development licensure requirements, school counseling-related organizations, and clinical mental health organizations and the requirements of national accreditation (e.g., CAEP, CACREP), faculty have significant responsibilities to numerous stakeholders both external and internal to the unit. Some service activities require travel and participation in numerous committees.Essential
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Education's CACREP-accredited Counseling Program faculty members are seeking an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education to join our team. The current faculty welcomes applications from individuals excited to join us to work in-person in Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK. If you are looking to join a team of academic excellence, apply here.

Beginning Date for Employment: August 2024

The UAF School of Education's Counseling program is CACREP accredited. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a distinguished public, land-grant university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. Online classes, professional development classes, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the University of Alaska system. The university has an enrollment of over 9,000 students. The university embraces diversity, encourages community engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge. Further, it has a long-standing commitment to the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and the improvement in the quality of life and standard of living for those we serve.

Fairbanks is a community that provides access to a wide variety of educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and its proximity to Ft. Wainwright, a large Army post, and Eielson Air Force Base. Fairbanks is located in Interior, or central, Alaska, 358 miles north of Anchorage on the George Parks Highway and 300 miles northwest of the Alaska-Canada border on the Richardson Highway. It lies on the northern bank of the Tanana River, between the Yukon River to the north and the Alaska Range to the south. Several commercial airlines provide service to and from the Fairbanks area, and while there is no train service from the lower 48 states, the Alaska Railroad does run between Anchorage and Fairbanks daily during the summer and on weekends during the winter. It also stops at the entrance of Denali National Park on its way.

Our open position involves teaching digitally-delivered graduate courses in counselor education with the ability to address the training needs of graduate students in our program's clinical mental health and school counseling tracks. The successful applicant will be able to articulate and demonstrate values aligning with a student-centered institution. Additionally, this position requires the ability to supervise practicum and internship students. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop or expand research and scholarship interests relevant to the context and missions of the School of Education, the Counseling Program, and the University along with the skill-sets necessary for building collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, and acquiring grant funding. In addition, the successful applicant will have the skills necessary for advising graduate students, serving on graduate student committees, participating in committee work that relates to the Counseling Program,the School of Education, and the University.

Successful applicants will have:

knowledge of and commitment to a CACREP-accredited Counseling M.Ed. Program with a Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling tracks;

potential for excellence in instruction, academic/career advising, supervision, and research; and

the ability to use technology to deliver synchronous and asynchronous, high-quality learning experiences in a virtual classroom environment with regular and substantive student interaction.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
This position teaches graduate courses in counselor education. In addition, responsibilities include research/scholarship; advising graduate students; providing program, department, and university service; and participating in faculty governance.

Preferred Experience & Education:

• Certified School Counselor or eligible for Alaska school counseling certification is preferred.
• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or eligible for Alaska LPC, National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and/or possess other counseling credentials will be considered.
• Experience developing and teaching online courses and/or integrating technology into courses.
• Successful clinical supervision experience.
• Evidence of or potential for scholarly activity.
• Counseling service delivery experience with Indigenous populations.
• Educational experiences emphasizing Indigenous cultures and related pedagogies.
• Specific experience with Alaska Native populations is preferred.
• Record of involvement in professional organizations.

Required Experience & Education:

• Earned doctorate from a Counselor Education Program with an emphasis in clinical mental health and/or school counseling by August 2024
• Experience as a school counselor or clinical mental health provider.
• Record of university teaching experience.
• Counseling service delivery experience with diverse populations.
• Ability to relocate, or already reside in Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience complete with a competitive, including tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates should submit the following documents with their application:
1. cover letter specific to this position describing how the candidate's educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, including achievements and future plans;
2. curriculum vitae;
3. transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer); and
4. two letters from professional references written in the last two years.

Should questions arise, please contact Amy Broadwater, search committee chair, at

Review of applications will begin October 2nd, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Shea Monsey, School of Education HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-7341.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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Closing Date 2024-09-17