Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training

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Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

About Boise, Idaho: Boise is ranked by US News as the 4th safest city and 17th best metropolitan area to live in the United States. It has a vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, pleasant weather, and the Milken Institute ranks it as the 7th best-performing economy among the United States’ large cities.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Counselor Education at Boise State University invites applications for a School Counseling Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education starting in the fall semester of 2022. The faculty member will (a) teach school counseling courses, as well as a variety of core counselor education courses, including PhD in CES Apprentice Model courses; (b) conduct research to develop or further a strong scholarly agenda in the field of Counseling; (c) mentor and advise MA and PhD in CES students; and (d) participate in service activities at the University, College, and Department level, as well as engage in community and professional service activities . We seek to recruit and retain a colleague who promotes equitable access to educational opportunities and is responsive and cares about the success of all students we serve.

Department Overview:

The Department of Counselor Education offers a Masters of Arts in Counseling with a cognate in School Counseling and a cognate in Addiction counseling.  In addition, the Department offers a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision delivered through an innovative Apprentice Model.  Both Masters programs and the Doctoral program are CACREP accredited.  According to the “Best Education School Rankings” from the 2020 U.S. News & World Report, Boise State University’s College of Education is ranked in the top 30 of public universities. When the rankings are listed according to regional areas, Boise State’s College of Education is in the top 3 for both the Intermountain West and the Northwest.

Level Scope:

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.

The Associate Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service, appropriate to the discipline and commensurate with the criteria for promotion to associate professor (per University Policy #4340).

Essential Functions:


Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:

An Assistant/Associate Professor must demonstrate a commitment to the discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching. 


Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The successful candidate will join our team to make all contributions to successfully achieve our department's and university's missions. Specifically, successful candidates are expected to:
● Pursue an innovative research program
● Supervise Masters and PhD students
● Mentor students in research activities
● Teach school counseling courses, as well as a broad range of courses in Counselor Education including PhD in CES Apprentice Model courses
● Develop modern teaching methodologies, adopt culturally competent instructional practices, and deliver online and remote teaching as needed
● Provide service to the department, university, community, and profession
● Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

● An earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited program prior to August 2022, or have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2022
● Background in school counseling (i.e., MA in School Counseling, experience working as a school counselor)
● Evidence of effective teaching in a CACREP-accredited program in Counselor Education or equivalent
● Demonstrated potential for a strong research agenda, including pursuit of external funding commensurate to rank
● Professionalism and collegiality
● License eligible as a professional counselor in Idaho and ability to obtain LPC by Fall 2022

Preferred Qualifications:

● Evidence of collaboration/partnerships with other academic departments, school districts, mental health agencies, and/or multidisciplinary teams
● Enthusiasm and commitment to advising/mentoring and teaching in our unique CACREP accredited PhD in CES program
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $64,542.40 - $78,603; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

1. A cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.
2. A CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment).
3. A one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and how you support all student learners.
4. A one-page description of your research agenda.
5. Three professional letters of recommendation.
6. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official copies of all transcripts will be required for subsequent consideration.

**Please note: there are 3 slots for uploading materials of unlimited size files. One reserved for the resume/cv, one for the cover letter and the remaining slot for other requested materials. Please condense your files as necessary**

Closing date October 30, 2021; review of applications will begin November 1st.  




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