Job Details

Assistant Professor of Practice

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/30/2019

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept:
Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

“Equity-driven research, teaching, and practice” is the motto of the College of Education (COE), Oregon’s largest and most comprehensive college of education. In the next five years, the COE will be nationally recognized for working collaboratively with the surrounding communities, Tribal Nations, and our students to advance equity and excellence in education and counseling through our engaged research activities, and our community-centered and culturally responsive professional-preparation programs with innovative models for preparing diverse professionals who are critically engaged global citizens.

The COE mission is to prepare students to advance lifelong learning in diverse learning environments, including schools, postsecondary institutions, community organizations, and social service and health agencies.

Position Summary:
The Counselor Education department in the College of Education is seeking to hire a .50 FTE non-tenure-track fixed term Clinical Rehabilitation faculty member. We are most interested in candidates who can provide excellent instruction in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Applicants should have a record that shows promise of success in creative and engaged instruction, scholarship, and supervision.

The responsibilities for the position include:
•Teach courses in the department’s CACREP curriculum.
•Serve as an academic advisor to students in the Clinical Rehabilitation counseling program.
•Participate in community outreach and partnerships.
•Serve on University, College of Education, and Department committees as assigned.
•Actively collaborate with core faculty on departmental administrative activities.

The is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuation/renewal (contingent upon the availability of funding).

Expectations for the position are summarized in the position description and will be the principal components upon which annual review and reappointment decisions will be based. The position description is incorporated by reference in the Notice of Appointment, consistent with the practices outlined for fixed-term faculty in the current PSU-AAUP collective bargaining agreement (Article 18).

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned Master’s Degree from a CORE/CACREP accredited program.
• Experience/interest in teaching Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling courses.
• Experience providing counseling supervision to rehabilitation counseling students.
• Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or eligibility to become a CRC.
• Successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. from a CORE/CACREP accredited program.
• Identification with and preparation as a rehabilitation counselor or disability-related field.
• Experience providing mental health and/or career counseling to people with disabilities.
• Ability to teach clinical rehabilitation courses such as Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling, Medical Aspects of Disability, Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, and/or Career Counseling.
• Experience or capacity to develop/cultivate long-term relationships with various stakeholders, in particular, local, national/state governmental agencies (e.g., Rehabilitation Services Administration, National Institute on Disability, Oregon Board of Licenses Professional Counselors and Therapists, Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Division).
• Capacity to advise diverse students in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program.
• Eligibility for Oregon licensed professional counselor (LPC).

Key Cultural Competencies
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship:
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Professional Standards of Conduct:
At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement:
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $62,604 at 1.0 FTE ($31,302 at 0.50 FTE). The starting salary may be negotiable above this range; however, it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuation/renewal (contingent upon the availability of funding).
Please list the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references. References will not be contacted until you have been selected for further consideration.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Long Tran 503-725-4684 or email at
Application screening begins 05/20/2019

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