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Assistant Professor, School Counseling

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, School Counseling

Job Summary
As a faculty member in the College of Education's Graduate School Counseling Program, you will teach master's level courses; be involved in course and curriculum development; work effectively with all populations of students, colleagues, and members of the community at large; engage in productive research and grant seeking activities; and provide service to the program, college, university, and profession. The Assistant Professor in School Counseling may be asked to coordinate academic program-related projects (e.g., responding to a critical shortage of school counselors).

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Teaches graduate courses in the area of school counseling.
  • Supervises student interns, provides quality advisement, and mentors students as emerging leaders.
  • Collaborates both within and outside the University in teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • Engages in active service to the program, college, and University.
  • Maintains an active agenda of scholarly activities, including research and publication.
  • Assists in recruiting and retention of school counseling students.
  • Participates in accreditation, program evaluation, and related data collection tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications
  • Earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution in counselor education or closely related field (e.g., Educational Leadership, Higher Education, or Curriculum & Instruction).
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2024. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
  • A demonstrated record of teaching, academic research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum five (5) years of K-12 school counselor experience.
  • Eligibility to achieve school counseling certification in the State of Florida.
  • Experience securing research grants and/or grant-seeking activities.
  • Experience with data-driven decision-making.
  • Evidence of leadership in school counseling.
  • Demonstrated currency in the school counseling-related professional literature.
  • Active membership(s) in professional school counseling organization(s).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the ASCA National Model™, role statements, ethical standards, and related content.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.
  • Interest in collaborating both within and outside the university in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning, especially virtual/synchronous instruction.
  • Ability to incorporate elements of experiential learning to foster engagement and excitement among students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis available in January 2024.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials, including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Five (5) Professional References

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary commensurate with education and experience

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