Michigan State University, Assistant or Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs

Name of School: College of Education, Michigan State University

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Organization:  College of Education, Michigan State University

Location:  East Lansing, MI

Posted Dated: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Application Due Date:  Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Position Summary:
The College of Education at Michigan State University (education.msu.edu) announces an open position in the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (ORDS) in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. This position at the assistant or associate professor level are 9-month tenure-system appointments that will begin on August 16, 2021.

The U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of graduate programs consistently rates the MSU Rehabilitation Counseling programs (doctoral and master’s levels) as one of the top programs in the nation. We are seeking colleagues to be part of our top-ranked programs who are committed to research, teaching, and practice that promote the enhanced quality of life of individuals with disabilities. We are interested in colleagues who share our vision for stewardship of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Applications are invited from individuals with a broad range of professional experiences and expertise including, but not limited to, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation counselor education, or closely related disciplines.

MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Applicants who will add to the diversity of the program, department, college, and university are particularly encouraged to apply.

● Engagement in an active and productive program of research
● Graduate teaching in all modes of delivery in both our CACREP-accredited master’s rehabilitation counseling and doctoral rehabilitation counselor education programs
● Supervision of doctoral dissertations
● Clinical supervision
● Participation in democratic governance and operation of our programs.

About the MSU College of Education:
The College of Education at MSU offers an intellectually stimulating community for scholarship and provides resources to support faculty research initiatives. The Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies offers a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. For more information visit: education.msu.edu/cepse/rehab

MSU’s College of Education is known for its innovative Teacher Preparation Program and nationally ranked graduate programs. The college is committed to the AAU, land-grant mission of the university and this mission is carried out through many research and outreach programs. The East Lansing community and surrounding areas offer affordable housing, easy commutes, excellent schools, a nationally acclaimed performing arts center, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in rehabilitation counselor education, rehabilitation psychology, or a closely related discipline, or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment. Successful candidates must (1) have a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects commensurate with rank, (2) eligibility for CRC certification and licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Michigan, and (3) prior clinical experience as a rehabilitation counselor/rehabilitation psychologist working with individuals with disabilities.

Desired Qualifications:

(1) Possession of research, teaching, and/or clinical skills and experience with diverse disability populations in the areas of assessment, intervention, and/or consultation;

(2) Ability in promoting inclusive and culturally responsive research, teaching, and clinical practices;

(3) Developing and maintaining an active research program that is supported by external funding; and

(4) Providing quality mentoring and supervision at the graduate level.

How to Apply:

Instructions to Applicants: Online application via careers.msu.edu is required, see posting #605433.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one to three publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references.

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:
● Dr. Gloria Lee, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Professor, leekalai@msu.edu
● Dr. Connie Sung, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Associate Professor, csung@msu.edu
● Dr. Michael Leahy, University Distinguished Professor, leahym@msu.edu
● Dr. Marisa Fisher, Associate Professor, fishermh@msu.edu
● Dr. Andrew Nay, Assistant Professor, nayandre@msu.edu

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Organization Website: education.msu.edu/cepse/rehab