Job Details

Assistant Professor

Portland State University

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/27/2019

The Department of Counselor Education at Portland State University is excited to announce an opening for tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level to join our program; the proposed start date is September 16, 2020.
The position exists to provide instruction and advising to students in the COE’s Counselor Education department, engage in research and other scholarly activities, and participate in professional service and university service/governance.

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.
The Department of Counselor Education offers a master's degree with specializations in clinical mental health counseling; school counseling; clinical rehabilitation counseling; and marriage, couple, and family counseling as well as licensure programs and graduate certificates.

Required Qualifications:

- Earned doctorate in Counselor Education or equivalent field (ABD considered, degree must be earned by August 15, 2020). ABD applicants must have at least a Master's degree in Counselor Education or closely related field.
- Experience (minimum one [1] semester or quarter) teaching at least one CACREP course as lead or sole instructor.
- Must demonstrate the potential for a robust scholarly agenda (approximately one [1] year of demonstrable scholarly involvement).
- Identification with and preparation in School Counseling (must have earned at least a Master's degree with emphasis in School Counseling or closely related area; must have at least one [1] year of demonstrable experience working in school settings).
- Ability to teach School Counseling specialty courses, as well as CACREP Core courses (must have at least one [1] semester or quarter of demonstrable experience as lead or sole instructor of a School Counseling related course).
- Successful completion of a criminal background check.

Compensation: The starting salary 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 package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Long Tran 503-725-4684 or email at
To Apply:
Our university community values campus diversity and we particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals with research and teaching interests relating to multiculturalism, ethnicity, prejudice and social justice are of particular interest.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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