Assistant Professor- Clinical Mental Health Cou...

The University of Texas at El Paso

United States

October 11, 2021

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Assistant Professor- Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Category: Education Department: Educational Psychology and Special Services Locations: El Paso, TX Posted: Sep 8, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 21-01 Position ID: 136506

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About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000 students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation in their families to attend college.

The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

The Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.

El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest- running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor for our CACREP accredited Mental Health/Rehabilitation Counseling Program beginning in Fall 2022 that is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services, College of Education. The successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching, research, service, and community engagement as well as collaboration across the university. Teaching assignments will be based on candidates' experience and expertise. The successful candidates will assume a range of responsibilities including the following: (1) teaching graduate level courses, including in-person, hybrid, and online courses; (2) developing a sustained program of research and scholarship; (3) participating in efforts to seek external funding; (4) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work, as well as professional and community service; (5) collaboration with colleagues, (6) advising students; and (7) supervising students' field experiences. Teaching in summer is generally available.

Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP approved program or closely related field ABD considered but doctorate must be completed before employment
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate level courses.
  • Evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship and research.
  • Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.
  • Commitment to maintenance of CACREP standards.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Bilingualism in English and Spanish
  • Experience as a clinical mental health counselor
  • An understanding of and commitment to community and globally engaged scholarship
  • Licensed as a Professional Counselor in Texas or eligible to be Licensed as a Professional Counselor in Texas
  • Ability and flexibility to teach both foundational and advanced Counseling courses
  • Additional Information:

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position comes with a start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

    Hiring decisions are contingent upon budget approval.

    In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at titleix@utep.edu, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

    For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

    Application Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin in October and will continue until position is filled. The successful applicant will commence duties Fall 2022.

    Applicants must submit the following information:

  • Letter of application that addresses the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vita;
  • A sample of research publications;
  • A statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and
  • Names and contact information of three references (references will not be contacted without the applicant's approval and not until he/she has been selected for an on campus visit).
  • For questions about the position, you may contact Dr. Paul Carrola, pacarrola@utep.edu, 915-747-7496 or Dr. Sang-Min Shin, sshin2@utep.edu, (915)-747-7643.

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