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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100614-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking outstanding candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions. Desirable candidates should be able to accept key responsibilities as the department seeks to (a) provide high quality rehabilitation counselor and rehabilitation counselor educator training, (b) provide exemplary graduate student training, and (c) pursue extramural funding to support distinguished research. Appointment start date will be August 17, 2020. Appointment will be full time for the nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive and contingent on experience and qualifications. Additional remuneration for summer session teaching is possible.

Principal Duties:

* Conduct an active program of nationally recognized research and scholarship
* Obtain substantial external financial support for research and to support graduate assistants
* Teach courses in B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in rehabilitation psychology, clinical rehabilitation counseling, and rehabilitation counselor education
* Advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise graduate student research
* Participate in shared governance and committee activities within the university
* Participate in community and professional service, including positions of leadership at the local, state, and national/international levels

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, or Counselor Education OR an earned doctoral degree in a closely related field, if combined with a university position held for at least one year prior to July 1, 2017 in a Rehabilitation Counselor Education program, accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), or in a Counselor Education program for at least one full year prior to July 1, 2013 (in accordance with the recommendations of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.)

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Evidence of established research and scholarship
* Evidence of success in securing funding to support research (preferred)
* Evidence of professional identity with clinical rehabilitation counseling through sustained member ship in professional associations, professional development and renewal, professional service and advocacy, and areas of focus of research and scholarship
* Direct service experience in rehabilitation or closely related counseling settings
* Evidence of university-level teaching (preferred)
* Evidence of ability to work collaboratively within and outside the university
* Knowledge and skills related to teaching and counseling culturally-diverse and disability-diverse populations

License or Certificate:

* Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential required or eligibility for CRC credential and willingness to apply for the CRC
* Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential required or eligibility for the LPC and willingness to apply for the LPC

Additional Information:

The Rehabilitation Psychology/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling/Rehabilitation Counselor Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently tied for the No. 1 ranking among all graduate programs in Rehabilitation Counseling in universities nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. The program is widely regarded as the leading producer of faculty in rehabilitation counseling programs in universities in the U.S. and in a number of other countries. Graduates have become some of the most prominent researchers and scholars in the field and leaders within the profession. In addition, program faculty are involved in collaborations on research grants with other institutions that currently total more than $56 million and serve as principal and co-principal investigators on more than $7 million in grants and contracts from those projects awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top research universities in the U.S. and worldwide, with many opportunities for collaboration in research and scholarship with top faculty and researchers in many related fields and in a number of research centers across campus. The Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education is a part of the School of Education, which is tied for the ranking of top public School of Education in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report, and is tied for third overall, behind Harvard and Stanford.

The Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender sexuality, ability, nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


Minimum $75,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should upload the following documents: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum Vitae, 3. teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching potential as one document, 4. samples of research and scholarly writing as one document, 5. Contact information of three references. 

If you submit an application and need to make a correction prior to the deadline, please withdraw your application and re-submit a new one with your correct materials.

Click on the LIST OF DUTIES link above for more information. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 25, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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