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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- College of Applied

West Virginia University (WVU) is currently inviting applications for a Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor position in its Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This faculty position is housed in the newly established WVU College of Applied Human Sciences (CAHS), where academic excellence is not just a goal, but a shared passion. Our commitment to fostering an environment that champions both student success and groundbreaking research reflects a collective enthusiasm for the transformative power of education. Rooted in collaboration, our academic programs are designed to meet the evolving demands of today's world, placing a premium on enhancing personal quality of life in the communities we serve.

The position appointment is for the Morgantown campus beginning August 2024 or January 2025. Summer teaching opportunities may be available based on course demand. Teaching positions at WVU are full-time, non-tenure track, with no research component.

We are seeking a highly qualified individual who will contribute to the mission of the institution by working with faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will teach online and possibly in person courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In addition, they will contribute to student growth and development including student advising supervision, and mentorship. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service to the school, college, university, and profession. The service responsibilities could include online program coordination and/or clinical field placement coordination depending on previous experience.

Qualifications :

To be considered, applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. Alternatively, candidates must meet the 2024 CACREP standards definition for a core faculty member at the time of appointment. Other qualifications are as follows:
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in clinical mental health counseling, possibly those in counseling skills and techniques, clinical counseling courses, career counseling, and research methods.
  • Demonstrated proof of creative and impactful teaching with adult learners, including proficiency in online instructional formats.
    Proven track record in driving innovation, showcasing resourcefulness, and consistently adopting a solutions-oriented approach to overcome challenges effectively.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage, and lead.
  • Preferred qualifications include prior experience serving as an academic program coordinator and/or clinical field placement coordinator in counselor education. To be considered for appointment at the rank of teaching associate professor, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a track record of successful college and university teaching over a five-year period.
Application Materials:
To apply, candidates must upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) to WVUHire here . The screening of applications will begin as soon as possible, only complete applications will be considered further.

Direct specific application questions to: Sean Bulger, Interim School Director, College of Applied Human Sciences, School of Counseling and Wellbeing PO BOX 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116, EMAIL:

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of the 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie classified Community Engagement institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers over 190 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and schools. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family orientated community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked as the #1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3 Best Small Town” in the nation. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Columbus, OH. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate below the national average. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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