Open Rank (Tenure/Tenure-Track), Department of Counseling College of Education and Human Development

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 10920
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Information

The Department of Counseling in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an open rank (tenure track) faculty position in mental health and school counseling to begin in the Fall of 2024.

Housed within the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Counseling offers CACREP-accredited Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling, as well as a CACREP- accredited Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.). The program is undergoing reaccreditation with a site visit scheduled for Spring 2024. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program won the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award in 2011 and 2019. The Department of Counseling houses the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health as well as several programs such as the Bilingual Counseling Certificate, the Neurofeedback training program, and the integrated behavioral health PITCH Expanded Providers Program.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

As the third-largest of nine academic universities within The University of Texas System, UTSA is a leading public Hispanic Serving Institution, Carnegie R1 University deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. UTSA specializes in health, cybersecurity, fundamental futures, and human-social development, reflected in its urban-serving mission. UTSA fosters an innovation ecosystem that is accelerating transdisciplinary research through public and private strategic partnerships, home to a myriad of cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes along with research core facilities, and a robust system of research development to create discovery that enables innovative and cutting-edge work. With over 34,000 students supported by more than 1,400 faculty and 5,600 staff and student employees, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan and South Texas region. As one of the few universities designated as both Hispanic Serving Institution and a R1 University, UTSA is committed to both learning and discovery. UTSA is focused on advancing the educational success of many first-generation, low income, underserved, transfer, Veteran, adult learners and international students by a faculty and academic experience second to none. UTSA is focused on promoting social and economic prosperity for our region, where 63% of its students come from San Antonio and South Texas. More than two thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underserved by higher education (with more than half of the student body identifying as Hispanic) and about half of UTSA students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 40% of UTSA's total undergraduate population. Further enhancing the already rich mosaic of our student population is UTSA's military community, which makes up approximately 15% of total students and includes active-duty military members, veterans, reserves/guard, and their spouses and dependents. For more information about UTSA, please visit https://www.utsa.edu/about/.

College of Education and Human Development

UTSA's College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) is home to approximately 2,000 students enrolled in more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The COEHD is comprised of six unique departments, each of which is essential to advancing its mission. These include the Departments of Bicultural/Bilingual Studies, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, and Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. UTSA's COEHD was recently ranked second best College of Education in the University of Texas System. The COEHD is highly engaged in San Antonio and surrounding communities, and prides itself on addressing grand challenges of the future related to education and human development using an interdisciplinary approach. We are committed to the UTSA destinations of becoming 1) a Model for Student Success, 2) a Great Public Research University, and 3) an Innovative Place to Work, Learn and Discover. For more information about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit: https://education.utsa.edu/.

Position Summary

The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high-quality scholarship and service to the profession; (2) excellence in graduate education; (3) leadership experience; (4) a clear and strong counselor and counselor educator identity; and (5) a demonstrated commitment to a culture of excellence as described in the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, and the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of first generation and low-income students and be committed to assisting the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Candidates who have not completed their doctoral dissertation will not be considered, yet those who have a firm defense date for Spring 2024 will be considered fully. For candidates who have achieved tenure at another institution, tenure at UTSA will be contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess (1) a doctoral degree in Counselor Education or related field that meets CACREP standards for core counseling faculty (note: Applicants who are ABD must provide written confirmation from their dissertation advisor of their dissertation defense date prior to an on-campus interview); (2) a clear and strong counselor and counselor educator identity; (3) licensed or license eligible in the state of Texas (LPC, LPC-S); (4) a demonstrated record of teaching excellence; (5) for associate and full professor applicants, a robust and high impact research agenda; for assistant professor applicants, a well-defined research agenda with promise for robust, high impact research; (6) a demonstrated commitment to a culture of excellence as described in the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics; (7) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of first generation and low-income students; and (8) experience working in a CACREP-accredited program or contributing to CACREP accreditation processes.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred qualifications commensurate with rank and experience are (1) mentorship of graduate students and early career faculty; (2) collaborative research and excellent scholarship record of external funding; (3) a record of departmental, institutional and professional service and leadership; (4) interest in contributing to the bilingual certificate program; (5) training and experience with neurofeedback; and (6) experience in both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling.

Responsibilities: Conducting and publishing research in counseling journals; teaching master's and doctoral courses in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling and counselor education and supervision (courses are offered in the daytime and evening, at either the UTSA Downtown Campus, the Main Campus, or virtually); pursuing external funding; collaborating with colleagues; advising students; providing leadership on department committees/programs; mentoring; and performing service activities commensurate with rank and experience.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and supporting start-up packages are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTSA offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System or an Optional Retirement System.

Application Process

To apply applicants must upload the following in a single PDF document:

  1. A current curriculum vitae

  2. A letter of application

  3. Complete contact information for at least three professional references

  4. A research and teaching statement (4-page limit)

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon time of hire. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval, and applicants must show a demonstrated commitment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure the fullest consideration please submit your materials no later than November 15, 2023. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Cook (jennifer.cook@utsa.edu) or Dr. Priscilla Prasath (priscilla.prasath@utsa.edu), committee co-chairs.

EEO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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