The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in school counseling at the rank of Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will have a leadership role in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach appropriate courses in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, conduct research in school counseling or school counselor education, engage in scholarly activities, provide leadership within the Counselor Education program, and participate in outreach and service activities including support of the CACREP accreditation process. In addition, the candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support research efforts in his or her areas of expertise.

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut. With academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction, the Neag School also offers a five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s program in teacher education and a one-year, post-baccalaureate teacher education program. According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, the Neag School ranks among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation and has five specialty programs ranked in the top 25 nationally, including Educational Psychology: Special Education; Elementary Education; Educational Administration; and Secondary Education.

The University of Connecticut’s Educational Psychology program is ranked among the top 20 of its kind in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report. With 33 faculty members, the department is among the most productive at the University. In addition to the program in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, the Educational Psychology department has programs in School Psychology; Special Education; Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation; Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology; Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development; and Educational Technology. We seek candidates who would like to join our CACREP-accredited program.


Job responsibilities include teaching courses in the school counseling program; advising graduate students; engaging in research, including securing extramurally funding to support research efforts; providing leadership within the school counseling program;  and contributing to the program, department, school, University, and State through service and outreach.


  • Earned Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision or related field from a CACREP accredited program
  • Relevant counseling experience in K-12 settings


  • Previous school counseling experience in K-12 public schools
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting
  • Administrative experience and program development skills
  • Interest in program development and program coordination
  • Membership and involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, ASCA, and/or ACES
  • Active research program in the field of counselor education and supervision
  • Strong scholarly record commensurate with the desired rank (Associate/Full), including record of publishing research in peer reviewed journals and record of securing external funding
  • Knowledge of CACREP accreditation process
  • Experience advising graduate students
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and social justice


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The application portal is at . To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three to five references. Screening of applicants will begin October 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020172)

Questions about the position should be directed to D. Betsy McCoach, Search Chair, at For more information regarding the Department of Educational Psychology please visit the department website at .

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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