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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 605433
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training

Working/Functional Title

Ast/Associate Professor - Tenure System

Position Summary

The College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) announces one open position in the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education that we intend to fill this year. This position at the assistant or associate professor level is a 9-month tenure-system appointment that will begin on August 16, 2021.


The U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of graduate programs consistently rates the MSU Rehabilitation Counseling programs (doctoral and master’s levels) as one of the top programs in the nation. We are seeking colleagues to be part of our top-ranked programs who are committed to both research and practice that promote the enhanced quality of life of individuals with disabilities. We are interested in colleagues who share our vision for stewardship of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Applications are invited from individuals with a broad range of professional experiences and expertise including, but not limited to, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation counselor education, or closely related disciplines.


MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Applicants who will add to the diversity of the program, department, college, and university are particularly encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities: (1) engagement in an active and productive program of research, (2) graduate teaching in all modes of delivery in both our CACREP-accredited master’s rehabilitation counseling and doctoral rehabilitation counselor education programs, (3) supervision of doctoral dissertations, (4) clinical supervision, and (5) participation in democratic governance and operation of our programs.


The College of Education at MSU offers an intellectually stimulating community for scholarship and provides resources to support faculty research initiatives. The Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies offers a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. For more information visit:


MSU’s College of Education is known for its innovative Teacher Preparation Program and nationally ranked graduate programs. The college is committed to the AAU, Land-Grant mission of the university and this mission is carried out through many research and outreach programs. The East Lansing community and surrounding areas offer affordable housing, easy commutes, excellent schools, a nationally acclaimed performing arts center, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Rehabilitation counselor education/psych

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in rehabilitation counselor education, rehabilitation psychology, or a closely related discipline, or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment.


Successful candidates must (1) have a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and show evidence of commitment and/or success in securing external funding to support research, (2) eligibility for CRC certification and licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Michigan, and (3) prior clinical experience as a rehabilitation counselor/rehabilitation psychologist working with individuals with disabilities.

Desired Qualifications

(1) possession of research, teaching, and/or clinical skills and experience with diverse disability populations in the areas of assessment, intervention, and/or consultation; (2) ability in promoting inclusive and culturally responsive research, teaching, and clinical practices; (3) developing and maintaining an active research program that is supported by external funding; and (4) providing quality mentoring and supervision at the graduate level.

Required Application Materials

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One to three publications
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Names of three references

Special Instructions

Online application via is required, see posting 605433. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one to three publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references.


Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:

Dr. Gloria Lee, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Professor,

Dr. Connie Sung, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Associate Professor,

Dr. Michael Leahy, University Distinguished Professor,

Dr. Marisa Fisher, Affirmative Action Advocate, Associate Professor,

Review of Applications Begins On

9/01/2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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