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Assistant Professor of Counseling

companyLakeland University
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2023

LAKELAND UNIVERSITY, an independent liberal arts institution located in east central Wisconsin, invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Counseling, to begin August 2023. Lakeland seeks a candidate committed to serving a diverse student community who could teach a range of counseling courses program within our Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program in our Kellett School. Our program is a 48-60 semester-hour professional graduate training program. The MAC program is dedicated to preparing students for one of three professional counseling areas: clinical mental health, higher education counseling, or school counseling.

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in Counseling/Counselor Education or a related field which is required for rank of assistant professor and for tenure. Ability to teach face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning formats is required. The candidate will have graduate level instructional experience, as well as subject matter expertise, and be licensure eligible in Wisconsin as a professional counselor. A commitment to infusing multicultural content and social justice principles across all course work, and training counselors to work with diverse clients. This is a full-time, renewable, tenure-track position with a 12-month contract. Assigned courses will depend on program need and candidate expertise. Candidate may teach in Lakeland's undergraduate psychology program as needed. Further, we seek an individual who works collaboratively, collegially, and respectfully to promote the mission of the program and Lakeland University. The successful candidate will be part of the program review for potential CACREP accreditation.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

All Lakeland employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission.
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University.
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community.
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals.
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed.
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the university community.
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect.
  • Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principles of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) - show respect, communicate, and be positive.
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Ability and willingness to teach a rage of course to counseling to students of varying ability levels.
  • Actively engage as core faculty member (e.g., advise master's-level students; participate in faculty meetings, admissions interviews, support student review and retention processes; serve on program or department committees as needed)
  • Maintain requirements for serving as a core faculty member via sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations, active licensure or certification relevant to specialized practice area(s); engagement in ongoing professional development, and pursuit of professional leadership and service opportunities
  • Work with the program director and dean to identify needs for the development of the MAC program.
  • Teach in both traditional and online hybrid learning environments.
  • Support and contribute to the university's general education program by teaching one three-credit course in the undergraduate psychology department as needed each year.
  • Hold regular office hours on a weekly basis agreed upon with the dean.
  • Respond in a timely manner to calls or emails from students, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Use university technology as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling/Counselor Education or related field, from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Due to accreditation requirements, two other qualifications will be considered:
    • a Ph.D. in Psychology with 1 year of teaching experience in a CACREP accredited program may be considered;
    • an earned doctorate in counseling with employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor preparation program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 2013.
  • Instructional experience at the graduate level in traditional, online, and hybrid instructional methods.
  • Experience in counselor education curriculum evaluation and program development desired.
  • Licensed or licensure eligible as a professional counselor in Wisconsin.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office and laboratory work environment
  • Successful candidate may teach from Lakeland's main campus in Sheboygan, WI or work remotely.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and a comprehensive benefit program is offered.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio of professional and student work, and three current letters of recommendation. For additional information on Lakeland University, please visit our web site at www.lakeland.edu.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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