Assistant/Associate Professor of School Counseling

Assistant/Associate Professor of School Counseling

Human Resources
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
 
Responsibilities include designing and delivering instruction at the graduate level on the historic campus to students seeking a master’s degree in school counseling and/or professional counseling. Some internship supervision may be required during practicum courses. Advising students; conducting research; and participating in curriculum/program development are also required. Participating in all Department, School, and University-wide tasks and activities are also required. All graduate faculty are required to maintain high levels of scholarly activity.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Graduate Counseling Program
Reports To: Dean
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for evening, weekend, and online graduate level school counseling and/or professional counseling courses.   
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours requirements. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner. 
  • Develops and participates in grant projects that support innovation in professional counseling.
  • Participates in curriculum development, evaluation, and improvement.
  • Advices students at the graduate levels as appropriate and as required.
  • Supervises and evaluates practicum students.
  • Participates in discipline specific and non-discipline community service.
  • Participates in scholarly and academic activities.
  • Within nine months (fall & spring), teach at least three courses per term for a total of six courses per year. Summer teaching is optional.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Experience:

Earned doctorate in Professional Counseling, Counselor Supervision or equivalent and five years of clinical experience as a school counselor or private practitioner is required as well as eligibility to become licensed an LPC in Texas within one year. Candidate should be certified as a CSC or show extensive school intervention experience to be considered. Five years of school counseling or intervention work experience preferred. Two years collegiate-level teaching experience preferred. Some experience using Blackboard as an instructional tool preferred. Preferred applicants should be eligible for licensure as a LPC-S within three years. Evidence of an applied clinical research agenda and clinical practice is mandatory at hiring and is expected while employed.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of school counseling, ASCA national model, professional counseling models, techniques and their application. 
  • Ability to model desired instructional strategies. 
  • Competent in applied technologies. 
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Thorough understanding of the rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.

 

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and write in English including, but not limited to the ability to teach college level courses, publish manuscripts, and make academic and professional presentations.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business related correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and answer questions from all relevant constituents and stakeholders.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community groups, students, teachers, school administrators, and University employees. 

 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret statistical data for the purpose of assessing programs and conducting research. 
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, & volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics.
  • Ability to use statistical analyses to design research studies in education and related fields.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The delivery of instruction for day, evening, weekend, and online courses may be required.
  • Off-campus classes may be required.

 

To apply for this position, email a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; all transcripts; three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and statement of personal teaching philosophy to the Counseling Search Committee. Please include the title of the position in the email subject heading. hr@txwes.edu

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