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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Addiction Counselor Education Full-time

at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota (Published at 08-01-2019)


The Rehabilitation and Addiction Counselor Education Program at St. Cloud State University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor Position in a Masters level Rehabilitation and Addiction Counselor Education Program. This program is housed within the School of Health and Human Services, and is part of the Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy Department.
The Rehabilitation and Addiction Counselor program at St. Cloud State University was established in 2015 and is one of only a few training programs with specialized expertise in vocational rehabilitation and addiction in the United States. This program has secured RSA long term grant funding to support students with their professional development and academic program. Faculty in the program have established partnerships with national and international organizations to provide research, scholarship, and academic opportunities for faculty and students.
The Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy offers multiple graduate programs within this department to include Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, College Counseling and Student Development, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Our programs are for students interested in the application of psychological principles and procedures in individual, community, and agency/organizational settings. Students are provided with training in basic helping skills in counseling and behavioral analysis.

Applicants should have a strong background in teaching, research, and/or other scholarly activity as well as clinical supervision of students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition this applicant will serve as an advisor for graduate students in a master's level program, as well as undergraduates in the Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency.
In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)
  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:



  • Earned doctorate in rehabilitation counselor education, rehabilitation psychology or closely related field of counseling
  • Experience providing counseling supervision to rehabilitation counseling students.
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or eligibility to become a CRC
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities
  • Prior clinical experience in counseling with people with disabilities and addiction disorders
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses and supervising masters' students in their practicum and/or internship
  • Additional professional licenses such as LADC, LPCC or other counselor licensures.
  • Experience or capacity to facilitate CORE/CACREP accreditation, curriculum development, assessment, and program evaluation.
  • Interest in securing grant funding for disability research, training, or technical assistance.
  • History of teaching masters and undergraduate courses in Rehabilitation Counseling, Addiction and Foundational Counseling
  • History of clinical experience in rehabilitation counseling and addiction counseling

Supplemental Information

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm
Application Review begins February 4, 2019; position is open until filled.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
  • Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.

Contact Information:
Amy Hebert Knopf Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Phone: (320) 308-3209
E-mail: ahknopf@stcloudstate.edu
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans. The university is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

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