Assistant Professor- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Department: Educational Psychology and Special Services
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 8, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-01
Position ID: 136506
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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,
email@example.com, 915-747-7496 or Dr. Sang-Min Shin, firstname.lastname@example.org,