Assistant Professor in Practice, Department of Counseling
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 4805070
Assistant Professor in Practice, Department of Counseling
Job Class Code: 00000 FLSA: Exempt Posting Number: FRGV1501 Location: Laredo, TX Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track FTE: 1.0
Scope of Job: We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor in Practice in the Department of Counseling beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The Department of Counseling offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling that is designed to prepare a highly competent professional who can respond to the life span mental health needs of individuals in a multicultural community. The Assistant Professor in Practice will work at The University of Texas System Education and Research Center at Laredo (UT Center at Laredo).
About UTRGV: It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website. Department Background
The mission of the CACREP-accredited Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling is to prepare highly competent professionals who can respond to the mental health needs of individuals across the lifespan in a multicultural community. Preparation of the profession counselor is accomplished through completion of a 60-hour degree in Counseling with specializations in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. The vision of the Department of Counseling is to be the catalyst for the education and mental well-being of individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society-at-large through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with communities, mental health facilities, and schools, thereby demonstrating responsiveness to the mental health needs to the people of the Rio Grande Valley. College Background The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers teacher preparation at the undergraduate level and, master's programs in Counseling, School Psychology, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood, Reading and Literacy, Bilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Teacher Leadership. Two Ed.D.s are also offered in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction with several specialization areas. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), by the Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).For more information about the College of Education and P-16 Integration and the Department of Counseling, please see the following websites.
Have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program
Demonstrated record of successful teaching in graduate-level counseling courses
Experience in direct supervision of practicum or internship students as a counselor educator
Experience and licensure as a clinical mental health counselor
Experience with technology and software platforms for facilitating digital clinical records and processes
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. License or Certification Required?: Number of Vacancies: 2 Desired Start Date: 01/01/2024
EEO Statement: It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Open Date: 06/15/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Dear Applicant,
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
* Date of Birth * Social Security Number * Gender * Ethnicity/Race
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview
Additional Information: UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
Please Note: Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.