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Assistant Professor in Counselor Education

Employer
Stetson University
Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
Salary is competitive.
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

STETSON UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
P
OSITION: Assistant Professor in Counselor Education

Stetson University seeks an individual with expertise in counselor education for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant (or Advanced Assistant) Professor level beginning August 2024.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution or have a related doctoral degree.  If applicants have a related degree, they must 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, 2013. Experience in teaching and mentoring Master’s level students is required, and preference will also be given to candidates with experience supervising practicum and internship students. Individuals should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, the ability to work collaboratively with others, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants should have an interest in contributing to the department’s commitment to increasing the quality of education for students from underrepresented groups. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in mental health counseling (LMHC) and/or marriage and family therapy (LMFT) in the state of Florida. Interested candidates with specialization in Play Therapy are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants with previous fulltime counselor education experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Stetson’s Counselor Education department focuses on education of the whole student through a strong foundation in the core CACREP content areas, experiential learning, and professional mentoring relationships with faculty.  This tenure-track position has a strong focus on teaching and mentoring graduate students from a broad cross section of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities center on teaching a variety of courses within our two CACREP-accredited programs in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The teaching load includes three (3) courses per fall and spring semesters with additional teaching opportunities contracted separately in the summer semester.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to produce rigorous peer-reviewed academic scholarship. Scholarly activity leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and service to the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the profession are required. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost

THE DEPARTMENT:

The graduate program of the Department of Counselor Education (www.stetson.edu/counselor) consists of six full-time faculty members and is dedicated to preparing counselor education students to be ethically informed; developing a keen awareness of their personal strengths and resiliency; further developing an appreciation for cultural diversity, critical thinking, and creative expression; and having a deep commitment to the counseling profession and community as a whole. Our commitment is to produce stellar graduates whose work centers on helping individuals, couples, and families in a diverse world. Our faculty are engaged in initiatives that include externally funded grant activities (HRSA and The John Templeton Foundation), leadership within the American Counseling Association, collaborative work across departments within the University to enhance the health and wellbeing of our community, and local and international work (i.e., Bhutan and Kenya) centered on the development of culturally sensitive programs and interventions for vulnerable populations. These initiatives create unique and exciting opportunities for our students and for the individual who will be joining our team.

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 150 full- time teacher-scholars. The College offers 38 undergraduate majors and 40 undergraduate minors; seven graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 3,700 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,300 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY:
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 38,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2024

APPLICATION:

Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications for the position as described in this announcement, 2) a statement of your teaching philosophy that shows evidence of your ability to integrate current research and to create effective, equitable, and inclusive educational experiences that meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds in both the classroom and in clinical supervision, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) three references (with emails and phone numbers), and 5) transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by February 19, 2024.

All materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Jesse Fox, Search Committee Chair, at jfox2@stetson.edu.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world.

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.

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