Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor - Rehabilitation & Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/11/2019 6:13 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
    Special Education & Rehabilitation
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
  • Overview

    The Utah State University (USU) Rehabilitation Counseling program (RCP) seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with experience in psychiatric rehabilitation or mental health counseling and assessment. This is a full-time, academic year, 9-month position with the opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of funds. Review of applicants will begin November 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2020.


    The highly qualified candidate will be expected to collaborate with university and community professionals, build a strong research identity, and teach courses in the Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling program. In addition to serving those with mental health concerns, special consideration would be given to applicants with a history of serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and intellectual disabilities with co-occurring mental health concerns, support structures for families, and serving the community.


    Serve as a member of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling faculty; this entails:

    1. Developing and maintaining an active line of research and publishing in refereed journals;
    2. Teaching on-campus and distance graduate classes in the Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program and the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program;
    3. Summer teaching as available and needed;
    4. Advising, mentoring, and providing clinical supervision to graduate students;
    5. Supervision of practicum and internship students;
    6. Participating in department and university program development and committees;
    7. Collaborating with other department faculty in writing grants for extramural funding.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    To qualify for this position, applicants must

    1. Have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, or a closely-related doctoral program that meets the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) requirements for core faculty, or which meets grandfather provisions for existing rehabilitation counseling faculty or recent graduates: (http://www.cacrep.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FAQs-on-doctoral-level-Rehabilitation-Counselor-Education-accreditation-10.22.15.pdf);
    2. Hold or be eligible to sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification exam;
    3. Hold or be eligible to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NCMHC) certification exam;
    4. Be eligible for licensure within the State of Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC; https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/ );
    5. Have experience providing career exploration and development and other employment services to individuals with disabilities;
    6. Have a history of positive working relationships with counseling professionals and faculty;
    7. Show evidence of the potential to be a productive scholar and researcher;
    8. Show evidence of the potential to be an excellent college-level teacher.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:

    • Must hold or be eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam;
    • Have experience providing mental health counseling services to individuals with co-occurring physical, cognitive, or intellectual disabilities;
    • Experience supervising practicum and internship students;
    • Record of successful grant writing in support of rehabilitation or mental health counseling education and programs;
    • Strong research skills (e.g., qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed-methods, single subject/treatment-oriented design);
    • Technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic distance education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities);
    • Expertise in multicultural research and clinical competencies.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) A current vita to be uploaded in the candidate profile under 'Resume' section

    2) A letter of application that specifically addresses your qualifications for this position to be typed/copied during the application under 'Cover letter'

    3) A writing sample that has been published or that is of publishable quality to be typed/copied during the application under 'Writing Sample(s)'

    4) If available, copies of course evaluations from the two most recently taught courses can be uploaded in the candidate profile in the 'Other Documents' section

    5) A list of names and contact information for three professional references to be provided in the candidate profile.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    Program Highlights

    The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling is located in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The department offers programs in Rehabilitation Counseling (Master’s), Special Education (Undergraduate, Master’s, Alternative Teacher Preparation), and the Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines with specializations in (a) counselor education and supervision, (b) special education, (c) applied behavior analysis, (d) speech/language pathology, (e) audiology, (f) pathokinesiology, and (g) disabilities studies. Faculty value a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities across the lifespan. Graduates of this doctoral program are preparing for leadership in university faculty roles. All doctoral students are expected to conduct and publish research, complete systematic literature reviews, present at conferences, teach courses, supervise students, and write grants.


    Graduates from the USU RCP are prepared as rehabilitation counselors who work with individuals with disabilities and their families. The USU RCP faculty teach on-campus and distance students using synchronous and asynchronous delivery; teaching both in-person and via web broadcasting over the internet. The USU RCP is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is ranked 15th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report (2019). Over the last six years, an average of 22 degree-seeking students were enrolled in the program per year. Ninety-five percent of our graduates pass the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination on the first attempt and are hired in rehabilitation counselor positions. Students are eligible for other national certifications and pass the required examinations at high rates as well.


    Department Highlights

    Faculty have the opportunity to work with numerous state rehabilitation organizations, and on-campus programs such as: various community clinics housed within the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (https://scce.usu.edu ), the Center for Persons with Disabilities (a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), the EmployAbility Clinic (which provides employment services to individuals with disabilities in the community), and the Aggies Elevated program (an on-campus residential post-secondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities) and other grant-funded projects (e.g., the Utah Assistive Technology Program, the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE), and Autism Support Services - Education Research, and Training (ASSERT)).


    Additionally, faculty have access to the new Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (100,000 square foot clinical services building that houses close to 30 different human services programs and clinics). The highly qualified candidate would play a key role in collaborating with existing partners and faculty to develop and establish an active counseling clinic within the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence that would provide vocational assessment and training, social skills courses for adults with autism, and clinical mental health services (e.g., assessment, individual and group therapy).


    College Highlights

    The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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