Assistant/Associate Professor of Education (Counselor Education)

Pennsylvania State University-University Park

University Park, PA

ID: 7070660
Posted: October 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


College of Education

Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education

Position Available: Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education (tenure track or tenure eligible)

Beginning: Fall 2021, or earlier

Appointment Conditions:

The College of Education at Penn State seeks to strengthen its faculty in the area of Counselor Education and is particularly interested in identifying candidates with experiences and expertise in school counseling focused on children and youth of color with an area of preferred emphasis related to sports counseling in schools and communities.

Applicants should have a record promising success in teaching, supervision, and research, along with a primary professional identity as a counselor educator. Applicants seeking appointment should have demonstrated competence in the aforementioned areas commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track or tenure eligible).


Rooted in Penn State’s land grant mission, successful applicants will hold responsibilities in the scholarship of teaching, research, and service. Applicants will be expected to conduct a systematic program of research, writing, and other scholarly activities in counselor education with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and anti-racism. We are particularly interested in scholars with demonstrated expertise in the counseling of athletes and the professional development of coaching staff attuned to the needs of Black student-athletes and other students of color in educational settings. Applicants will also be expected to pursue external funding to support their scholarly endeavors. Given our programmatic mission, applicants will teach and develop graduate courses in Counselor Education, advise students in our M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs, and be willing to instructionally contribute to our undergraduate program in Rehabilitation and Human Services. Finally, applicants will be expected to serve and lead Department, College, and University committees and to be service active in the Counselor Education profession.

Required Qualifications:

Qualifications for this announced position in Counselor Education include: an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or with faculty experience in a CACREP accredited program; a demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching and student advising through the use of traditional and web-based education technologies; and, eligible for appropriate counselor certification. The position also requires that applicants evidence: a strong school counseling identity and commitment to school counseling in teaching, research, and service as well as a clear line of research and publications on topics related to equity, social justice, and anti-racism in school counseling, especially focused on the needs of children and youth of color in formal or informal learning environments (e.g., college and career access) with a preference for work conducted with athletes of color and their coaching staff. Finally, the position requires an established commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity in teaching and service as well as a commitment to scholarly collegiality and leadership within Penn State and the broader Counselor Education community.

This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Counselor Education at Penn State includes CACREP accredited programs in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Career Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from professionals of diverse backgrounds.

The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.


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