Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education #192772

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAC213P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7935
Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education #192772
Department Human Services
Position Summary

Western Carolina University’s Department of Human Services invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the counseling program beginning August 1, 2018.

Faculty teach, supervise, and advise students in CACREP-accredited Master’s degree programs in counseling (school and clinical mental health counseling), and coordinate clinical mental health field placement. Faculty conduct scholarship activities and provide university, college, community and program service. Instruction is based at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

The institution has adopted the Boyer model of scholarship as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place model and integrated learning. As such, faculty are expected to practice the scholarship of engagement to enhance student learning. Faculty participate in regional engagement and support the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website (www.wcu.edu) and read the university vision and details about the QEP.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in counselor education; evidence of, or potential for, expertise in master’s-level teaching in CACREP core curriculum, leadership, and team skills. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a record of scholarship, and service through leadership. Assist with recruitment activities and review of student applicants; monitoring of student progress, and collaboration with school and clinical agencies on professional development and outreach services. Provide internship supervision and perform other related duties as requested within the program, department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIRED: Earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in counselor education; evidence of, or potential for, expertise in master’s-level teaching in CACREP core curriculum, leadership, and team skills. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a record of scholarship, and service through leadership. Assist with recruitment activities and review of student applicants; monitoring of student progress, and collaboration with school and clinical agencies on professional development and outreach services. Provide internship supervision and perform other related duties as requested within the program, department, college, and university.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED: Graduate of, or experience in, CACREP-accredited programs; North Carolina License Professional Counselor or eligibility; expertise in addictions counseling.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

Posting Text

Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application must be made on-line. Hard copy materials will not be considered.
Please include the following materials with your application: Cover letter, Vita, Official transcripts, Current licensure, Contact information for five professional references

Review of credentials will begin February 28, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Russ Curtis, Chair, Counseling Search Committee, Curtis@wcu.edu

Background/E-Verify

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Licenses or Certifications
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of references
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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