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[C14-056] - Counseling & Family Therapy: Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr. Connie Tait
Phone: (860) 832-2401

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Counseling & Family Therapy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in counselor education and student developmentand contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education or a related discipline (ABD candidates will be considered; completion is required within one year of appointment);
  • Employment experience in the practice of student development in higher education;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching;
  • Expertise in training and supervision of student development professionals and counselors;
  • Qualified to teach core counseling courses (theory and techniques, group counseling, ethics);
  • Demonstrated experience or potential for research and scholarship; and,
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving culturally diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful classroom teaching experience in higher education;
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and supervising graduate students and new professionals in student development;
  • Three years of direct student development practice; and,
  • Experience in coordinating and managing educational programs.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State University System. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of culture opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately 2 hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 24, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position; and,
  • Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers. References will be contacted prior to on-campus interviews.
  • For ABD candidates, a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.

For more information contact Dr. Connie Tait, Search Committee Chair, at



CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.