Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

University of Florida

United States


The University of Florida is currently accepting applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education position.

This 12-month faculty appointment will begin August 2020 (or earlier if negotiated). Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Counselor Education program is CACREP accredited and is ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.  The Counselor Education program offers master’s and educational specialist degrees in school counseling, mental health counseling, and couple and family counseling, and a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education. The Counselor Education program is housed in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE) of the College of Education.


Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to provide exceptional teaching and clinical supervision to students in a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program. Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in counselor education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program). Candidates should also be either licensed/certified or eligible as a marriage and family, mental health, or school counselor in Florida.

Preferred experiences and characteristics include: experience as an instructor, marriage and family counselor, and in serving diverse populations.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload all materials to the University of Florida’s employment website  If you need any technical assistance, please contact Interfolio at 877-997-8807. Please provide: (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (2) a statement of teaching/supervision philosophy (two page limit), (3) teaching evaluations for the past three years (if available) (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) email addresses and phone numbers from three colleagues who will be contacted to provide letters of reference, and (6) graduate transcript(s). Applicants should reference requisition 56112. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Hope Schuermann, Chair, Counselor Education Search Committee at: or 352-273-4. Information about the program may be found on our website at Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search chair and committee.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of “Florida’s Government in the Sunshine” and Public Record Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is strongly committed to diversity in the workplace. The School of Human Development and Organizational Studies shares this commitment and eagerly invites applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Online Graduate Education (U.S. News & World Report), 8th nationally for undergraduate education (USA Today), and 15th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News). Three of the College's academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (3rd), Special Education (7th), and Elementary Teacher Education (16th). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship—often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation—are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College of Education is immersed in three of UF’s designated priority research areas in UF’s state-funded Preeminence initiative—early childhood studies, precision learning, and analysis of learning analytics. The College has 108 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year held more than $128.5 million worth in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 3,729 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling and Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education disciplines. The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE and CAEP since 1954. Almost 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: @UF_COE (Twitter) and @UF.COE (Facebook)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 7th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $838 million in research awards. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new faculty

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.


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