Assistant/Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling
The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services is seeking candidates for a tenure-track, full-time, 9-month academic year faculty position starting August 21, 2023. The successful candidate will be passionate about and committed to promoting the development of an equitable and inclusive learning environment. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level and rank will be determined at time of hire commensurate with the successful candidate’s academic preparation and experience. The Department supports a variety of contemporary teaching modalities including in-person, blended, and distance learning environments. Summer teaching is expected when contracts are available.
Minimum / Required
- Doctorate in Rehabilitation, Counselor Education or closely related area from a CACREP or CORE accredited program*
- Must have or be eligible for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential *
- Two (2) years paid work experience serving a wide range of persons with disabilities, not including practicum and/or internship experiences
- Interest in advancing student learning in area of Rehabilitation Counseling
- Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders
* Consideration will be given to candidates who are ABD, although doctorate and CRC credential must be completed within one year of the contract start date.
- Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level
- Potential for professional and scholarly productivity, including leadership in program or department
- Knowledge and expertise using a variety of instructional technology including blended and distance learning applications
- Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces equity, diversity and inclusion
The successful applicant is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including supervision of practicum and internships. Possible areas of teaching within rehabilitation counseling may include group work in rehabilitation, foundations, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, rehabilitation in criminal justice, and assessment and planning.
A full-time teaching load for a faculty member is 12 credits per semester. Faculty will teach in-person, online/distance, and blended modalities using a variety of instructional technology. Teaching assignments will depend upon departmental needs and individual expertise. Faculty members are expected to participate in faculty governance, curriculum development, recruitment, student academic advisement, scholarly research, program-level assessment of student learning, professional service activities and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Human Services is characterized by committed student-centered professionals who value teaching in a collaborative and participatory work environment. The Department is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. According to the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling program is currently ranked fourth among all graduate Rehabilitation Counseling programs nationwide. Graduates of the program are well-prepared to serve in a variety of diverse settings including public vocational rehabilitation programs, the Veterans Administration, schools and educational environments, non-profit organizations, Independent Living Centers, community-based agencies, private/forensic settings, and more. Program faculty also actively engage in collaborative scholarly work with campus, national, and international stakeholders.
An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. Providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.
We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.
Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us.
University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (wisconsin.edu)
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applications received by end of day, January 8, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after January 8, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
Required application materials:
- Cover letter*
- Curriculum vita
- Inclusivity statement**
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
* Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
** Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Please provide a one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/ present work, volunteer, and lived experience in this regard and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: DeLeana Strohl
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Julie Harmon
Job Family: Teaching