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Associate/Full Professor & UCEDD Research Director

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor & UCEDD Research Director
Department Disability Psychoeduc Studies (3204)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track) with a joint appointment in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS), College of Education, and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) in the College of Medicine. The person employed in this position will devote .50 FTE to assigned responsibilities in the Counseling program within DPS and .50 FTE to assigned responsibilities in the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) within the COM. The individual’s tenure appointment will be housed in the College of Education.

In addition to teaching in the doctoral and masters programs, the individual hired will also fill the role of Research Director in UCEDD.

The Counseling program is housed in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies within the College of Education and incudes an undergraduate program in Rehabilitation, an M.A. program with specializations in School Counseling and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D.program in Counselor Education and Supervision. The program is growing and in high demand with 108 students currently enrolled in the MA Degree in Counseling. The faculty members are fully committed to playing a key role in addressing the needs of school districts and rehabilitation and mental health programs in the surrounding community, as well as impacting the lives of students and persons with rehabilitation and mental health needs on a national and global level. Faculty members engage in applied research that can directly inform practice and address the needs of children and adults, as well as school, rehabilitation and mental health personnel and policy-makers. The faculty member will teach at the graduate level and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.

The Sonoran UCEDD is one of 67 federally funded centers for excellence in developmental disabilities. The UCEDD is dedicated to increasing community inclusion for individuals with developmental and other disabilities through disability related research, education and training, model program development and information dissemination. The Center is located within the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UA College of Medicine and the individual selected for this position will also be eligible for a faculty appointment in the College of Medicine. UCEDD interdisciplinary faculty engage in research in areas related to its’ mission and goals with current priorities: transition youth to adulthood; employment; health care and health promotion (including behavioral health); and aging families with disabilities. The faculty member in this positon will engage in a compatible line of research to the UCEDD’s goal areas as well as mentoring junior faculty members in their research projects. Faculty will also participate in teaching seminar sessions and mentoring UCEDD student trainees as well participating in the UCEDD’s meetings, events, and initiatives.

Individuals who apply should be committed to working with faculty and staff in advancing research and practice. Both the UCEDD and DPS place a high value on collaboration both within their programs and across disciplines. Faculty in the Counseling program and the UCEDD have ongoing research projects in areas such as ethical and professional issues, barriers to employment including appropriate education and training and discrimination, peer victimization, sexuality, psychosocial aspects of disability, resilience, positive psychology, and psychiatric rehabilitation, transition from school to work and higher education, among others. We seek individuals who bring energy, leadership, and a deep commitment to excellence, within the scholar-practitioner tradition. The College of Education supports and practices Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to transform the university into an institution that embeds diversity into all aspects of the UA. Thus, we are particularly interested in candidates who are able to work with diverse students, stakeholders, and colleagues.

Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and parks. University of Arizona faculty and students appreciate the strong sense of place shared by the campus community, enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, our gorgeous sunsets, the majestic mountain ranges, and our 284 days of sunshine each year. New faculty members quickly develop a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Tucson and the community’s commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting its natural resources.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Teach 2 courses per academic year
• Conduct research in area(s) of expertise, including interdisciplinary collaborations
• Secure external funding for research program
• Participate in advising and mentoring students, including directing and supervising dissertations
• Actively participate in departmental, college and university service activities
• Engage in outreach at the local and national professional level
• Demonstrated track record of working with and supporting diverse students and engaging in addressing issues of diversity.

• Conduct research in area compatible to UCEDD mission and goals, including employment of people with disabilities, disabled youth to adult transition, or health care/health promotion for people with disabilities.
• Secure external funding for research program.
• Participate in advising and mentoring students in UCEDD training program
• Actively participate in UCEDD service activities
• Engage in outreach at the local and national professional level

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• Possess an earned doctorate in counseling, rehabilitation, or a closely related field
• Experience as a faculty member in rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field
• Experience working with individuals with disabilities, including developmental disabilities
• Ongoing research program, including publications, appropriate for appointment, with tenure, at a research-intensive institution
• Demonstrated record of success in securing external funding for research program
• Experience in professional service activities
• Commitment to working within an academic environment characterized by cross-disciplinary collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with a UCEDD and/or Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) Program, or other interdisciplinary disability-related program
• Possess or be eligible for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and/or appropriate credentials in area of practice
• Experience in directing and supervising dissertation research
• Administrative/supervisory experience and strong leadership potential
• Experience with accreditation
• Experience as a clinical supervisor

Rank Full
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21100
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Linda R. Shaw, Ph.D.

Open Date 08/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/25/2017
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you possess an earned doctorate in counseling, rehabilitation, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents