Assistant Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004899
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Education (Col)
Department Counseling
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

Our Mission
The mission of the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to prepare highly effective and ethical 21st century counseling professionals who have a positive impact on diverse individuals and are social justice advocates in a variety of community settings. This mission is accomplished through working collaboratively with schools, communities, and university colleagues at the local, national, and international level.

Our Vision
The vision for our program is to prepare counselors who are informed; sensitive to the diversity and uniqueness of individuals, families and communities; and valuing and promoting the dignity, potential, and well-being of all people.

Our Program Goals:
The faculty has established the following goals in support of our mission and vision:
To develop and maintain a curriculum based on current knowledge concerning the counseling and human development needs of a global community,

To challenge and support student and faculty growth in human understanding, dignity, and positive interactions on all levels,

To promote social justice, especially for groups that have been historically disenfranchised,

To develop collaborative partnerships that foster our mission,

To provide excellent instruction, research, and community service, and

To achieve excellence by maintaining CACREP accreditation at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
The faculty is committed to integrating teaching, scholarship, research, clinical practice, and service, while promoting a climate of social justice, systemic change and advocacy. This commitment extends to training students to be multiculturally-conscious practitioners and educators who actively engage in critical self-reflection, scholarship, and practice in an effort to effectively transform communities, institutions, and systems.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach, advise, and mentor students in the MA and PhD counseling programs, particularly students enrolled in the school counseling program.

Serve on doctoral dissertation committees.

Actively contribute to the continuous development and assessment of the overall school counseling program.

Engage in research and other scholarly activities in counselor education, with an emphasis on issues involving school counseling.

Seek externally funded research grants.

Provide service, outreach, engagement, and leadership in the Department, College, and University.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited university.

Experience as a school counselor in K-12 schools, required.

Knowledge of the ASCA model, required.

Teaching experience at the university level.

Ability to contribute to the CACREP core program and school counseling.

Promise of excellent teaching, sustainable research, scholarship, and service.

Commitment to helping counseling students develop culturally responsive counseling skills that demonstrate awareness of diversity and social justice issues relevant to professional counseling.

Involvement in professional counseling related organizations.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a professional school counselor

Special Notes to Applicants

Applicants should electronically submit:

(1) Cover letter describing how your professional qualifications relate to the position
(2) Statement describing how you could contribute to enhancing students’ understanding of diversity and social justice
(3) Current curriculum vita
(4) Unofficial copies of transcripts from master’s and doctoral degree programs
(5) Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references
(6) Supporting materials relevant to your scholarship and teaching such as sample publications and teaching reviews

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.

For additional information, contact search committee co-chairs Dr. Ed Wierzalis, Clinical Associate Professor at (704 687-8970) and Assistant Professor Dr. Clare Merlin- Knoblich at (704 687-5883)

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 11/09/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Professor and Department Chair

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Diversity Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Contact Information for References
  6. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 2
  2. Other Document 3