Assistant Professor of School Counseling



Job description

Florence, AL

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education to teach Master’s level core counseling courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs. Possible courses include development and management of school counseling programs, professional identity and ethics for school counselors, fundamentals of counseling, child and adolescent counseling, human growth and development, and practicum. Courses are offered weekdays during the late afternoon and evening, primarily in a traditional format, and summer teaching is typically available.

Minimum qualifications include: Earned doctorate in Counselor Education is required, preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution; Master’s degree in school counseling is required; Professional identity as a school counselor educator is required; Relevant experience as a school counselor is required; Record of participation in relevant professional organizations is required; Experience in elementary and secondary school settings is preferred; Eligibility to be certified as a school counselor in the State of Alabama is preferred; National Certified Counselor designation is preferred; University teaching experience is preferred; Experience in curriculum development, accreditation, certification, and program planning is preferred; Willingness to teach online is required.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Three letters of reference and transcripts are also required, but may be provided at a later date. Please see the “Special Instructions to Applicants” section of the posting for details. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

The University of North Alabama traces its roots to 1830 and LaGrange College, the first state-chartered college in Alabama. The school relocated to its current location in Florence from its original site in Franklin County in 1854. The institution would later become the first state-supported teachers college in the South and one of the first coeducational institutions in the nation.