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Assistant Professor Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Auburn University

Date Posted Dec. 18, 2023
Title Assistant Professor Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Special Ed, Rehab, & Counseling
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education
    Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology

Job Description Summary

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, a positive work environment, student engagement, and a thriving community.
Chartered in 1856, Auburn University holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity. The university also holds the Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Academic programs at Auburn enroll approximately 26,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. Detailed information about the university can be found by visiting

 Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more.
POSITION: Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month tenure-track position in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling beginning in August 2024. This faculty will be hired to support our Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling master’s program, with the expectation that the candidate will contribute to the other programs in Counselor Education. The university’s commitment to excellence is outlined in the Auburn University Strategic Plan ( Review of applications for the position will begin January 31, 2024; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled.  
The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling is housed in the College of Education. The Counselor Education Program includes four CACREP accredited programs, which include master’s programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and a doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition, the department houses programs in Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited) and Special Education. Information can be found at

Ø  Engage in rigorous research resulting in scholarly publications, preferably peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious outlets
Ø  Secure extramural research funding as appropriate to disciplinary focus
Ø  Teach courses in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling specialization area and other foundation courses in counselor education, including teaching and supervision experiences in clinical practice courses (practicum and internship) 
Ø  Advise and mentor graduate students
Ø  Contribute to the Counselor Education program’s mission to integrate advocacy, social justice, cultural competence, and ethical practice into the preparation of counseling professionals 
Ø  Demonstrate engagement in professional service
Ø  Provide institutional service as assigned by the department head and engage in professional service within the discipline
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law. 


Minimum Qualifications

Ø  Earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited university at the time employment begins.
Ø  Master’s degree from a CACREP or CORE accredited program (desired – Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling)
Ø  Two years of clinical and supervision experience 
Ø  Evidence of research, college/university teaching, counseling, and supervision experience 
Ø  Scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals
Ø  Evidence of ability to engage in professional service, leadership, and advocacy
Ø  Licensed or licensure eligible 
Ø  Certification eligible (CRCNCC); must hold the CRC to maintain the position. 
Ø  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other professionals and students 
Ø  Evidence of extramural support or of potential to be successful in securing extramural support


Desired Qualifications

Ø  Administrative and professional experiences related to clinical rehabilitation counseling 
Ø  Experience with teaching online courses
Ø  Experience in grant writing 
Ø  Area of research focus is open, but consideration will be given to candidates whose research focus integrates counseling, social justice, advocacy, multicultural counseling, and evidence-based practices
Ø  Experience in counselor education program development and/or coordination 
Ø  Experience in counselor education curriculum evaluation and program development 
Ø  Demonstrated ability to contribute to counselor education programs including; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Counselor Education (Doctoral), Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling
Ø  Licensure for supervision or eligibility for supervision licensure


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following: 

1.   A letter of application for the position that speaks to the required and desired qualifications listed above 

2.   Curriculum vita 

3.   A research statement describing the applicant’s research agenda and record of or potential for securing extramural research funding

4.   A professional diversity statement

5.   Names and contact information for three professional references
Note: Please submit documents 3, 4, and 5 in the Other Documentation section. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. 
To apply, submit materials to:
For questions about the position, contact Jinhee Park PhD, CRC at or Jill Meyer, PhD, LCPCCRC at

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