Assistant/Associate Professor School Counseling



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Job description

Chattanooga, TN

Position # 20025080
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2019

The School of Professional Studies at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, nine-month school counselor educator at the Assistant or Associate rank to begin in the Fall of 2019. UTC offers CACREP-accredited M.Ed. programs in both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. The person filling this position will be expected to coordinate the school counseling program and serve as the clinical co-coordinator for school counselor program students in practicum and internship.

· Teaching graduate courses in the school counseling program as well as courses in the CACREP-core
· Engaging in an active research and publication agenda
· Supervising practicum and/or internship experiences
· Participating in service to the university, community and profession

· Doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program
· Membership and involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, ASCA, ACES
· Potential for excellence in instruction and supervision
· License-eligible in the State of Tennessee
· Commitment to cultural diversity and social justice
· Ability to coordinate the school counseling program

· Master’s degree in school counseling from a CACREP-accredited program
· Minimum two years paid experience as a school counselor
· Potential for excellence in instruction and supervision

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence build on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment-each and every day-is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

How to apply

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information as a single electronic Adobe PDF file (no greater than 5 MB) in the following order within our online application system for consideration to

· Cover letter/letter of interest
· CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
· Writing sample, up to 25 pages, containing at least some research-based writing
· Unofficial transcripts

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Screening of applications will begin February 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.