Western Carolina University's Department of Human Services invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate faculty position in the counseling program beginning August 1, 2021. Rank will be determined at point of hire.
WCU is committed to high quality education to diverse groups of learners and promotion of academic excellence. Faculty teach, supervise, and advise students in CACREP-accredited Master's degree programs in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling at the WCU instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville. Faculty may teach undergraduate counseling courses at WCU's main campus in Cullowhee. Faculty conduct scholarship activities and provide service to the university, counseling profession, and region. The successful candidate will advise students in the school counseling specialty area as well as teach school counseling and clinical mental health counseling courses consistent with their unique expertise and may include cross-cultural counseling, helping skills, counseling ethics, career development, and/or counseling practicum/internship.
We value an inclusive and welcoming environment and invite applications from underrepresented groups and those applicants who demonstrate success in working with diverse populations.
Earned doctorate in counselor education from an accredited institution, or ABD with expected completion of doctorate by August 2021; evidence of, or potential for, expertise in master's-level teaching in CACREP core curriculum and school counseling specialty area; experience as a licensed professional school counselor; licensure or license eligibility in professional school counseling; evidence of, or potential for, scholarship and service.
Graduate of, or higher education teaching experience in, a CACREP-accredited program; North Carolina K-12 school counseling licensure or eligibility; experience in, or potential for, regional networking with school counseling professionals; teaching experience in higher education within diverse environments.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.
Review of applications will begin on or about January 22, 2021 and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
In addition to the basic application form, candidates must also include the following required attachments: cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree, and a listing of references (include complete contact information).
Optional attachment: licensure
For questions or additional info, please contact search committee chair, Elizabeth Graves, email@example.com
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.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.