The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Southern Maine is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position for the Counselor Education Program in the School Counseling specialty area to start in Fall 2020. The USM Counselor Education program is accredited by CACREP (school, clinical mental health, and clinical rehabilitation).
The Counselor Education program philosophy is to prepare our graduates to act as facilitators of change in the lives of individuals at all developmental levels. By modeling high standards of professionalism and offering a foundation of knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and practice, the Counselor Education program aspires to prepare counselors of the highest quality to work in schools, mental health agencies, businesses, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, private practice, and other settings. To learn more about the Counselor Education program at the University of Southern Maine, please visit our website: https://usm.maine.edu/counselor-education
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in the school counseling concentration, including School Guidance Programs and services and Counseling Children and Adolescents, and in the core program courses, such as Human Development, engage in regular student advising, assist with field placements and be actively engaged in connecting with school counseling supervisors, have an emerging scholarship agenda, and be actively involved in service to the college, university, and the profession. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP accredited program prior to September 1, 2020.
Be credentialed or eligible for credentialing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
One year of experience as a certified professional school counselor.
Experience with both face to face and online education and/or training.
College teaching at the graduate level is preferred.
Experience with mentorship, field-based supervision, and advising.
Eligibility for certification for School Counseling from the Maine DEO.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
You will need to submit a cover letter; a resume/curriculum vita that fully describes your qualifications and a list of contact information for three references; and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and inclusive approaches to support a diverse campus community (2 pages maximum).
All materials must be submitted by December 10, 2019.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine (USM) community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage (https://usm.maine.edu/employment) has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.