ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR-SCHOOL COUNSELING-DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES
The Department of Leadership Studies is pleased to announce a search for a tenure track position for a faculty position in the School Counseling. The Department of Leadership Studies is a graduate only department. Six programs are based in the department: College Student Personnel Services and Administration, School Counseling, School Leadership for principals, curriculum administrators, and program administrators, Library Media and Information Technologies, and Instructional Technology plus an Educational Specialist program in leadership for P-20 education and related fields.
Position: Tenure Track; Assistant/Associate Professor. The department is seeking a qualified faculty member possessing an appropriate doctorate and experience for appointment in the School Counseling program. (ABD candidates may be considered). At least one advanced degree should be in counselor education, preferably in school counseling. Work experience as a school counselor is desired, but a closely related area may be considered. The person selected for this position will be expected to serve as program coordinator, teach graduate courses, conduct research, provide university and professional service, and be a strong advocate for the program. The program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as an online program and is delivered in a hybrid model. There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate as a member of a collaborative leadership team to help maintain and extend program and department visibility. The program is state accredited and the institution is nationally accredited. The University has a PhD in Leadership Studies with a track in education. For more information about the department and program, please visit our website: www.uca.edu/leadershipstudies/.
Recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master’s universities in the South, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate degrees and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 52,000, located in central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is the home of a number of major industries, two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state's best, and strong K-12 parochial schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
Application Procedures: Screening of applications will begin on April 20, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application explaining their interest and qualifications, a vita, college transcripts, and names and contact information including phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Electronic applications are preferred and should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org with School Counseling Search in the subject line. Paper applications should be submitted to:
Chair, School Counseling Faculty Search Committee
Department of Leadership Studies, 230 Mashburn
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035
The College of Education at UCA values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Applicants are encouraged to address this element directly in their application materials.