Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Rehabilitation Counseling

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(4/15/2023 5:03 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


The Utah State University (USU) Rehabilitation Counseling program (RCP) seeks to hire a Professional Practice Assistant Professor with experience working in a variety of rehabilitation counseling settings.


This position will have a heavy focus on teaching and advising in the USU RCP and teaching responsibilities will be dispersed across the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The majority of courses in the USU RCP are delivered using distance technologies and use both live-broadcast and asynchronous methods of instruction.


The highly qualified candidate will collaborate with university colleagues and community members 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.


This position will be physically located at the USU main campus in Logan. This is a 1.0 FTE, term appointment, nine-month academic year position.


Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2023, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.


Additional information or questions concerning the position can be sent to Dr. Trenton Landon, Search Committee Chair, (435-797-3269, trent.landon@usu.edu).


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

  1. Designing and delivering coursework according to accreditation and program expectations;
  2. Teaching on-campus and distance graduate classes in the Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program;
  3. Summer teaching;
  4. Advising, mentoring, and providing clinical supervision to graduate students;
  5. Participating in department and university program development, committees, and service activities; and
  6. Collaborating with other department faculty in writing grants for extramural funding.


Required Qualifications

  1. Hold master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field, preferably from a CACREP accredited program.

  2. Hold or be eligible for full-licensure within the State of Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC; https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/);

  3. Have experience providing rehabilitation counseling to a variety of clients;

  4. Have knowledge of technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic distance education modalities (both synchronous and asynchronous);

  5. Possess expertise in multicultural teaching modalities and clinical competencies;

  6. Have experience providing direct career exploration and development or other services to individuals with disabilities;

  7. Have a history of positive working relationships with counseling professionals and faculty; and

  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:

  1. Hold or be eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC);
  2. Record of successful teaching in support of rehabilitation or mental health counseling education and programs;
  3. Experience providing mental health counseling services to individuals with co-occurring physical, cognitive, or intellectual disabilities; and,
  4. Experience supervising practicum and internship students.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vita or resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
  2. If available, copies of course evaluations from the two most recently taught courses and/or a published writing sample to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Contact information for three professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile 
  4. A letter of application that specifically addresses your qualifications for this position to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site


**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

Department and 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 sponsors the Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines with specializations in (a) rehabilitation 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 from the USU RCP are prepared as rehabilitation counselors who work with individuals with disabilities and their families. The USU RCP faculty teach distance students using synchronous and asynchronous delivery. 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. Our graduates pass the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination at a consistently high rate and are hired in rehabilitation counselor positions across the nation. Students are eligible for other national counseling certification exams and consistently pass those examinations as well.


Faculty have the opportunity to work with numerous state rehabilitation organizations, and on-campus programs such as the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Service Line (https://cehs.usu.edu/scce/services/clinical-rehabilitation-counseling) and other community clinics housed within the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (https://scce.usu.edu ), the Institute for Disability Research, Policy and Practice (a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), the EmployAbility Clinic (which provides employment services to individuals with disabilities in the community), 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)).


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight academic departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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