Associate Professor and Coordinator of School Counseling Programs



About Lesley University:

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer substantial paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.

Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.


Job Description:

Lesley seeks an Associate Professor and Coordinator of School Counseling Programs, who will serve to teach courses in the master's degree program in Counseling and Psychology and oversee the School Counseling and School and Community Programs.

The selected individual, reporting to the Division Director, will coordinate our thriving school counseling programs, which prepare School Counselors and School Adjustment Counselors for K-12 licensure through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and contribute to the preparation of school counseling practitioners, some of whom also pursue a license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We are seeking a colleague who is committed to teaching, reflective practice, scholarship, and being part of a team effort to develop wellness-oriented practitioners and leaders in schools and communities. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a counseling practice that emphasizes social justice, partnerships between school and community, youth empowerment, and socio-emotional wellness including knowledge of trauma-informed interventions, restorative justice, and evidence-based practices in schools.


Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a PhD or EdD in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision; an LMHC, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, LICSW or School Counselor certification; demonstrated school counseling expertise, knowledge and experience, including familiarity with the role of school counselors/school adjustment counselors and the principles and standards guiding their professions; graduate level teaching experience; demonstrated commitment and practice related to the inclusion of social justice in teaching and practice; demonstrated understanding of school-based systems, prevention and intervention initiatives, partnering with community-based services and families, school-based approaches to counseling, and urgent issues facing K-12 students including trauma, immigration status and food and housing insecurity; and excellent verbal and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills.


Additional Information:

At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.


Application Instructions:

A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.

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