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  • Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
    Department of Counselor Education
    University of Central Florida

    Assistant Professor, Counselor Education


    Unleash Your Potential With Us

    As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

    The Opportunity

    The Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology in the College of College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-earning, assistant professor position in the Counselor Education program, anticipated to begin fall 2024. This position is located on the Orlando campus and summer teaching may be available.

    The selected candidate will contribute to the Counselor Education program’s mission by teaching a variety of graduate level counseling courses, engaging in research, seeking extramural funding, advising students, and supervising practicum and internship students. This position also includes some operational involvement with the Community Counseling Research Center.

    The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with strong teaching, research, supervision, and interpersonal skills.

    The Counselor Education program has been ranked among top-level Counselor Education programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report since 2007. The Counselor Education program offers the following degrees: master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.), and School Counseling (M.A., M.Ed.); Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling (Ed.S.); and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Education—Counselor Education and Supervision. Additionally, the program offers certificates in Play Therapy and Career Counseling. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.); Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.); School Counseling (M.A., M.Ed.); and Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) programs are accredited by CACREP. For additional Counselor Education Program information, visit

    CCIE is a one-of-a-kind academic unit with distinct, interdisciplinary expertise and potential for partnership with community stakeholders, conceived to address societal challenges and work alongside the community. Established in 2018, the college offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the main campus and UCF Downtown. At the heart of the college's mission is the institutional commitment to transform lives and strengthen society by developing a unified vision and innovative solutions to complex social issues. CCIE promotes innovation through state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research with social impact, contemporary teaching and learning practices, and preeminent service for the disciplines, the institution, and the community.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    By time of appointment, candidates must hold a doctorate in Counselor Education from an accredited institution.

    Candidates must also have:

    • A specialization in one or more areas appropriate to the program’s degree offerings.

    • Be eligible for licensure or certification as a Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or School Counselor in the State of Florida.

    • Have experience in graduate-level teaching and supervision.

    • Have experience conducting research and publishing their research findings.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • An earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program and/or meet core-faculty criteria as defined by CACREP.

    • Demonstrable research impact as reflected in high-quality, refereed publications in professional journals.

    • Demonstrable potential to develop a well-funded research program.

    • Licensed or certified as a Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or School Counselor in the State of Florida.

    • Experience in clinical supervision at the master’s and/or doctoral level.

    • Ability to work effectively with linguistically, ethnically, or other diverse populations.

    • Active membership(s) in professional organization(s).

    • Evidence of leadership in professional counseling organizations.

    Additional Application Materials Required:

    UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) and a list with contact information for three [up to five] professional references.

    NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

    The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

    Questions regarding this should be directed to Dr. Viki Kelchner, Search Committee Chair, at

    Job Close Date:

    Open until filled.

    Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

    Are Benefits Important to You?

    Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

    • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.

    • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.

    • Retirement savings options.

    • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.

    • Education assistance.

    • Flexible work environment.

    And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (

    Who Are We?

    Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

    The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

    Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

    Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

    The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


    College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

    As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

    The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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