Lecturer - Counseling Services (School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

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Position Information

Requisition Number

23N312544

Position Title

Lecturer - Counseling Services (School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Position Description

Rider University seeks an individual for a Lecturer position in the Counseling Services Program in the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling to begin on September 1, 2023.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The student body is composed of over 4000 undergraduate and graduate students; these students come to Rider University from around the world. Rider University is located in the diverse state of New Jersey, within close proximity to the New York, Trenton, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Rider University is also located within close proximity to many state parks, shore communities, and mountain regions.

Our students come from and intern in school districts and community agencies which serve diverse client populations. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, work with such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community is required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a regular academic-year teaching load of 4 courses in the Fall semester and 4 courses in the Spring semester utilizing online, hybrid, and/or face-to- face instruction. While there is opportunity to teach online, this is not a fully remote position. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be involved in program development and assessment, including preparation for CACREP re-accreditation and advising and supervising graduate students in the counseling services program and serving on Department, College, and University committees.

Support of the College of Education Mission of “fostering knowledgeable, committed, and reflective professionals” is expected. Rider University’s Counseling Services Program is CACREP -accredited, with MA degrees in Counseling Services (school counseling focus) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree can also complete a concentration in Dance Movement Therapy.

The program prides itself on a collaborative atmosphere and promotes the teaching of self-awareness as a key part of becoming a professional counselor. We seek a dedicated professional with a collaborative approach to join our dynamic and growing program. The program consists of various modalities of courses and we seek a candidate who is able to attend and engage in in-person activities and responsibilities on campus. Rider University is a private, coeducational university ranked highly in the “Best Regional Universities North” category by U.S. News and World Report. Rider University also was recognized in the “Most Innovative Schools” category, among regional universities in the north, by U.S. News and World Report. Further information is available at www.rider.edu.

Position Requirements
  • Candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP -accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2023. We will consider ABD applicants as long as a doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP -accredited program is earned within 6 months of employment.
  • We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated expertise in teaching a variety of counseling courses.
  • We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated experience teaching different modalities of courses, including in-person, online, and hybrid courses.
  • We seek a candidate who is committed to infusing multicultural issues across the curriculum and has experience with evidence-based treatments, previous counseling practice, and supervision.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching and supervising fieldwork courses (e.g., practicum and internship).
  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching a wide range of counseling courses, including but not limited to: Psychopathology, Advanced Psychopathology, Group, Research, and Theories.
  • Candidates eligible for licensure and/or certification as an LPC or school counselor in NJ.
About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Location

Lawrenceville, NJ

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?

No

If yes, # of pounds.

Do the essential functions of this job require long periods of standing?

Yes

Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs?

No

Do the essential functions of this job require stretching?

No

Do the essential functions of this job require bending?

No

Divisional Unit

Academic Affairs

Department

Graduate Education, Leadership & Counseling (CEHS)

Position Type

Full-Time

Employment Group

AAUP

Work-Year

10 months

Open Date

11/04/2022

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must complete an online application and upload the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and goals; and a statement on diversity, which should include a discussion of the applicant’s commitment to diversity and evidence of experience teaching and working with diverse students.

All candidates invited to interview will need to provide two letters of recommendation outlining candidates’ qualifications and strengths in teaching a variety of counseling courses (e.g., counseling skills, group counseling, research, psychopathology, etc.), commitment to diversity, and competencies as a professional counselor/school counselor.

All final candidates will need to provide their transcript prior to their final interview.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact faculty search chair: Dr. Yi-Ju Cheng; ycheng@rider.edu

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Goals
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Commitment to Diversity
Optional Documents
  1. Other


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