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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof-Fixed Term

Position Summary

The College of Education at Michigan State University ( announces an open position in the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (ORDS) in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. This position at the assistant professor level is an appointment that will teach one-semester long course between August 16, 2022 - May 15, 2023. 

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 research, teaching, 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.  


  • Graduate teaching in all modes of delivery in both our CACREP-accredited master’s rehabilitation counseling and doctoral rehabilitation counselor education programs 

About the MSU College of Education:  

The College of Education at MSU offers an intellectually stimulating community for scholarship and provides resources to support faculty 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Rehabilitation counseling

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 teaching graduate courses and/or providing clinical supervision, and (2) at least two years of experience in the field of rehabilitation services working with individuals with disabilities.

Desired Qualifications

(1) possession of teaching, and/or clinical skills and experience with diverse disability populations in the areas of disability and rehabilitation;

(2) ability in promoting diverse, inclusive and culturally responsive teaching, and clinical practices;

(3) providing quality mentoring and supervision at the graduate level.

Required Application Materials

Online application via is required, see posting #777896. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Online application via is required, see posting #777896. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

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

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

Review of applications will begin June 13, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

Michigan State University’s rehabilitation counseling graduate programs are ranked number one among rehabilitation counseling programs in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report. This unique, specialized program prepares counselors to have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have disabilities. Our program maintains a distinguished history of graduates becoming leaders in the field at the state, national and international levels

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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