Research Assistant Professor: Counseling Program - Denton, Texas, United States (2024)

Title: Research Assistant Professor: Counseling Program

Employee Classification: Research Assistant Professor

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-Provost

SubDivision-Department: UNT-College of Education

Department: UNT-Counseling & Higher Education-132300

Job Location: Denton

Salary: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.000000

Retirement Eligibility: ORP Eligible

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Department Summary

The Counseling Program offers an undergraduate minor in counseling associate studies, and masters’ and doctoral degrees in counseling. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has conferred accreditation on the following tracks in the counseling program at UNT: clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and the PhD in counseling.

The UNT Counseling Program is consistently ranked as one of the top counseling programs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report,, and The UNT Counseling Program has been recognized multiple times with the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's Outstanding Program Award.

Position Overview

The Counseling Program at UNT seeks a faculty member with a demonstrated track record of excellence in the recruitment and training of school counselors. This position is affiliated with external funding intended to recruit, train, and place school counselor trainees in partnering school districts. The individual selected will serve a twelve month, non-tenure track appointment related to grant activities. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Primary responsibilities include: (1) teach two to four courses as required by the funded project; (2) collaborate with the project investigators in the maintenance of the project; (3) provide clinical supervision to master’s level students; (4) mentoring students; and (5) produce academic scholarship and pursue external funding opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in counselor education by start of employment; must demonstrate a record of effective teaching, supervision, and professional activity; and capability to teach across the CACREP core, including both clinical and didactic courses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctorate from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Licensure (or licensure-eligibility) as a Professional Counselor
  • Grant writing and academic publication skills
  • Professional experience as a school counselor in a K12 school context and eligible to supervise school counselor interns in Texas.

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Job Duties:

Work Schedule:

Varies based on assignment.

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Research Assistant Professor: Counseling Program - Denton, Texas, United States (2024)


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