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School Counselor Educator & Graduate Program Director, Assistant/Associate Professor Rank

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022

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Position Title:  School Counselor Educator & Graduate Program Director, Assistant/Associate Professor Rank


The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of School Counseling beginning August 2023. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education, or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if completed by August 31, 2023. Primary responsibilities include…undertake the role of Graduate Program Director, teach graduate courses in the School Counseling program, supervise graduate student research, pursue scholarly interests; and provide service to the university, profession, and community. A full description is available on our website.


Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education, or a closely related field
  • Current endorsement as a Michigan School Counselor or a current Michigan School Counselor License. Successful candidates will need to obtain Michigan School Counselor credentials within 1 year of their hire date (if not previously held). 
  • Minimum of two years school counseling experience in a K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to school counseling program internship sites


Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling
  • School counseling supervision experience
  • Education in supervision and expertise in the American School Counselor Association National Model
  • Evidence of leadership and advocacy for the profession of school counseling
  • Successful university teaching experience at the graduate level (especially in school counseling)
  • Willingness to teach using multimedia modes of instruction including Blackboard, PowerPoint or Google Slides, video streaming, etc. 
  • Evidence of accomplishment or strong potential of success in research, publication, grant writing, or scholarly writing
  • Evidence of skills in curriculum development, assessment of college/university student learning and Higher Education accreditation
  • Grand Valley State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations


Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Teach two-three graduate course equivalents each semester in the School Counseling Program
  • Serve in the capacity of Graduate Program Director for the M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • Supervise graduate students in School Counseling practica and/or internships
  • Pursue scholarly activities such as research, publication, writing and professional presentations
  • Provide service to the institution (GVSU), profession, and community
  • Advise graduate students
  • Coordinate School Counseling faculty placements, curriculum planning, and preparation for accreditation
  • Travel to school counseling program internship sites when necessary


Salary:  Commensurate with experience


Department/Division:  Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education and Community Innovation/Academic Affairs Division


Campus: Pew Campus (Downtown Grand Rapids)


How To Apply: All applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources Department of the University. Included in the submissions are the applicants’ curriculum vita, cover letter, and the telephone numbers or email addresses of three references.  Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Paul Stansbie (Search Committee Chair) at or (616) 331-7143


Application Deadline Date:  Review of completed applications will begin in October and will continue until the position is filled.


Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

TDD Callers:  Call Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777

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