Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education - Advanced Education Programs Department

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:
Successful candidates should be well-rounded, with diverse institutional, educational, research, and experiential backgrounds; leadership, and/or teaching in a higher education setting; and a record of scholarly activity and service to the larger community. Successful candidates should also have experience as a school counselor and/or experience as a counselor in mental health or community settings. Candidates should be eligible for LPC/LCPC or an equivalent license in the state of Kansas. LPC/LCPC is preferred. 

The primary responsibility of the position is instruction in counselor education, with the expectation that the faculty member will also engage in scholarly activity and university/professional service. The areas of responsibility are typically in a proportion of 60% instruction, 20% scholarship, and 20% service. 

The Counseling Program at Fort Hays State University is well established and is expanding. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure track position (with summer teaching available) in the Department of Advanced Education Programs in the College of Education at Fort Hays State University. Responsibilities will also include clinical supervision, advising practicum and internship students, and CACREP accreditation. 

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, or emphasis in that area, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practical/relevant experience as a school counselor and/or a counselor in mental health or a community setting.
  • Successful candidates should be well-rounded, with diverse institutional, educational, research, and experiential backgrounds.
  • Instructional experience in a college or university.
  • Experience in the application of educational technology in distance education and traditional learning environments.
  • Demonstrated experience of mentoring and supervising graduate students.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity and service to the larger community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service activities. 

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor 

Appointment Date: August 12, 2021 

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Salary: Commensurate with experience and background. 

Benefits: Competitive benefit package 


  • Instruction - The candidate filling this position will be expected to teach the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester at the graduate level within the Counseling Program. Instructional responsibility will include teaching mediated and distance learning and on-campus courses in the Advanced Education Program. The candidate may also be expected to provide clinical supervision for student practicum and internship experiences.
  • Student Advisement - Student advisement at the graduate level is a part of the instructional responsibility of this position. Student advisement includes career counseling plus class schedules and degree summaries.
  • Scholarship - A commitment to scholarship is required and may include book/journal publications, writing grant proposals, the development of innovative educational programs, and conference presentation.
  • Service - A commitment to service activities is required and may include national, regional, state, or local professional involvement and other services activities at the department, college, university, and community levels. 

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted. 

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Reade Dowda, Chair, Counselor Search Committee
Phone: 785-628-4642

About the Department:
The Advanced Education Programs Department is housed in the College of Education at Fort Hays State University. This department offers sixteen master’s and Education Specialist programs for candidates pursuing advanced endorsements or degrees in educational or community settings. Most programs are offered fully online with the exception of some courses in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Higher Education Student Affairs. Our programs are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the two Counseling Programs are currently pursuing accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

About the College:
The College of Education at Fort Hays State University houses two departments. The Teacher Education Department focuses on supporting candidates in pursuing initial teaching licensure and the Advanced Education Programs Department supports candidates in pursuing advanced endorsements and degrees in educational or community settings. 

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions: 

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School 

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally. 

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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