Assistant Professor of Counselor Education (Two Positions)

at University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, United States

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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education (Two Positions) Campus: All USM locations City, State: Portland ME Department: Counselor Education – PCED Bargaining Unit: AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A Work Schedule: academic year Statement of Job:

It is an amazing time to join our CACREP-Accredited Counselor Education Program in The School of Education and Human Development ( at the University of Southern Maine! We offer one of the only Counselor Educations Program that provides students with a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online classroom delivery options in the state and continue to be a leading program in the Northeast. We are seeking applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professors for the Counselor Education Program for the Fall semester of 2024. We welcome applicants in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

Graduates of the clinical mental health program qualify to apply and earn their conditional licensed clinical professional counselors (LCPC-C) certification. Graduates of the school counseling program are eligible for Maine certification as school counselors. In some cases, school counseling students can apply to receive their provisional school counseling certification if they complete certain courses and credit hours while enrolled in the program. Graduates of the Clinical Rehabilitation concentrations are eligible for numerous certifications and licensures, including Conditionally Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Conditionally Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community.

New faculty members should possess expertise in counseling theories, skills, and practices to support students to achieve these licenses and certifications. They must also have graduated from a CACREP accredited program in Counselor Education.

The USM Counselor Education ( program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in their respective specialty area of School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health, as well as core counselor education program courses. The successful candidate will engage in regular student advising, pursue a scholarly agenda, and be actively involved in service to the students, department, school, university and the profession.

The Counselor Education department philosophy is to prepare our graduates to act as facilitators of change in the lives of individuals at all developmental levels. By modeling high standards of professionalism and offering a foundation of knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and practice, the Counselor Education program aspires to prepare counselors of the highest quality to work in schools, mental health agencies, businesses, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, private practice, and other settings.

The targeted starting date for these positions will begin in the Fall semester of 2024 and will pay an annual salary of $65,000. This is primarily an on campus, in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Our USM Service Promise is Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: respect and care, integrity, equity, and responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) ( is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university – and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary (\UMS\Benefit\_One-Pagers\2022-03-29\Part1.pdf) to learn more.


+ An earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education from a program accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Program (CACREP) or ABD with evidence of completed doctoral degree to be provided by start date.

+ Credentialed or eligible for credentialing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

+ Experience as a certified professional school counselor or experience as clinical mental health counselor

+ Experience with both face-to-face and online education and/or training.

+ Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success, active learning, and community engagement.

+ Evidence of potential to pursue a relevant scholarly and research agenda.

Other Information:

To apply please click on “APPLY FOR POSITION” at the bottom of this page or visit USM Jobs ( .

Applicants should create an applicant profile and submit the following materials:

+ Cover letter

+ Curriculum vitae/resume

+ Statement of teaching philosophy, including how the candidate promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

+ Research statement

+ List of the names and contact information for three references.

We will review applications as they received. All application materials must be received by April 19, 2024.

We may be able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar: Academic Year (Sept-May) Required Documents: Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References, Research Statement, Teaching Statement
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Job Posting: JC249440715

Posted On: Oct 08, 2023

Updated On: Apr 23, 2024

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