VACANCY: Associate or Full Professor in Counselor Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 03/30/2023
Category: Counselor Education


Associate or Full Professor in Counselor Education – 29441 Faculty


The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will NOT sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The Department of Counseling and Human Services in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking an experienced and dynamic Associate or Full Professor who will be appointed as a tenured faculty member starting August 14, 2023. This member will also be expected to hold a secondary leadership appointment as department chair. The department chair role will begin following the primary faculty appointment. The department has accredited programs with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and the Counsel for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The candidate for this position will join a POSITIVE, THRIVING, and INNOVATIVE team of Counselor Educators, leaders and Human Services Professionals committed to meeting the training and development needs of students within and outside of the Counseling Profession.

The standard faculty workload for a tenured faculty position is teaching 5 courses per academic year (2/3 teaching load). However, with the secondary role as department chair, this will reduce the teaching load to 2 courses per academic year (1/1). The Department Chair role will include departmental and leadership duties such as: scheduling courses, evaluating faculty, hiring, and working with lecturers, addressing student feedback, leading department meetings, and serving as the department representative when engaging with stakeholder groups. In addition to teaching CACREP core courses, opportunities are available including undergraduate courses in Human Services, graduate courses in Counseling and Leadership and summer courses. Duties also include maintaining an advising caseload of graduate and undergraduate students, supervising practicum and internship students, engaging in research, and providing service to support the department, college, and university.

The successful candidates will possess, and be able to demonstrate, a variety of pedagogical approaches that enhance student learning, including the use of technology inside and outside the classroom.

Preference for the Associate or Full Professor position will be given to applicants with experience at the associate level who have served as a department chairperson, school head, coordinator, or key leader in their respective programs. Applicants with experience and/or research agendas in leadership and supervision, military populations, school counseling, children, and adolescents, and/or substance use treatment will be given preference.

Who We Are:

The College of Education professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The College of Education offers programs in professional education and teacher licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education; Counseling; Educational Administration; and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees are awarded by the College. Candidates are invited to view the College of Education website at: Learn more about the Department of Counseling and Human Services specifically here: Counseling and Human Services at UCCS

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here:

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page:

Work Location: This position is intended to be on-site, in-person.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range:

Associate Professor: Generally starting at $74,000 – $82,000 per academic year

Full Professor: Generally starting at $85,000 – $94,254 per academic year

The Department Chair position is a secondary faculty appointment and receives a yearly stipend of $12,000 that is in addition to base pay for the main faculty position.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Complete applications submitted by 11:59 pm April 17, 2023, will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
  • First round of video interviews via HireVue expected to be completed the week of April 24, 2023.
  • Second round of interviews with the search committee and other stakeholders expected to be held in-person, during the month of May 2023.
  • This position will begin in the fall semester in August 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate Professor:

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program.


Doctorate in a closely related field (e.g., counseling psychology, marriage, and family therapy) and to have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year before July 1, 2013.

  • Hold a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or School Counselor credential in Colorado or are license-eligible in Colorado.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications, presentations, and grant acquisition suitable to the Associate Professor level
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the graduate level with CACREP-accredited courses.

Full Professor:

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program.


Doctorate in a closely related field (e.g., counseling psychology, marriage, and family therapy) and to have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year before July 1, 2013.

  • Hold a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or School Counselor credential in Colorado or are license-eligible in Colorado.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications, presentations, and grant acquisition suitable to the Full Professor level
  • Minimum of 8 years of teaching experience at the graduate level with CACREP-accredited courses.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. Talking and hearing within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: – Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by April 17, 2023 will receive full consideration. – Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #29441) – Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. – Official transcripts will be required upon hire. **Please respond to each pre-screening question during the application process to note that you understand the requirements and expectations of this position.** If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments – Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1) Cover Letter 2) CV 3) Unofficial transcripts 4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5) Statement of Research Philosophy 6) Statement of Leadership Approach (applicants should describe their style of leadership and previous leadership roles in higher education)

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40038 – COE – Counseling and Human Ser

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 29, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lori Unruh Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00460307


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