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Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair, Counseling

Employer
Seattle University, College of Education
Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
Salary Range: $80,000-$92,000
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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

Job Details

Position: Associate/Full Professor & Department Chair, Counseling (Tenure-track)

Start Date:  July 1, 2024 preferred (9-month faculty appointment with summer administrative duties)

Position Description

Seattle University, a nationally ranked Jesuit-Catholic institution located near downtown Seattle, seeks a highly collaborative, innovative tenured professor and administrator to lead the Department of Counseling (COUN) as the Department Chair in the College of Education. The Counseling Department in the College of Education has four CACREP-aligned programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling On-ground (CMHC), Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling (OCMHC), School Counseling On-ground (SC), and Online School Counseling (OSC). Each program focuses on preparing emerging counselors to be social change agents and advocates for diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Chair of this newly formed unit will shepherd the department through a time of innovation, organizational change, and rapid growth of new degree programs including fully online, blended learning, and traditional in-person degree programs.

The Counseling Department Chair will provide important leadership, as faculty enter the final stages of CACREP accreditation for new online programs, in line with current fully accredited on ground Counseling programs. In addition, this Chair will also provide support to faculty working to enhance and reimagine existing programs and expand newly developed programs. In accordance with CACREP standards, the Department Chair will have responsibility for leading and ensuring coordination of departmental activities, including responding to inquiries regarding the Counseling Department as a whole, providing input and making recommendations related to departmental budgets and expenditures, and providing year-round leadership to support the effective operation of the department and its programs.

At the College level, the Chair of the Counseling Department will provide leadership that increases the College focus and integration of global and international learning experiences, as well as an increased focus on faculty research and scholarship. The College seeks a Counseling Department Chair who is equity-minded and can think and lead with an interdisciplinary lens. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, strategic and visionary leader and an accomplished scholar. Additionally, the new Counseling Chair will be an innovative instructional leader, skilled communicator, teacher and facilitator, with evidence of strategic leadership and a demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition, we seek a leader who is committed to fostering the development of both tenure-track and term faculty while building community and belonging within the department and College. Successful candidates will join a social justice-oriented College of Education informed by Seattle University’s commitments to inclusive excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. See Seattle University’s Strategic Directions: https://www.seattleu.edu/strategic-directions/ and LIFT SU: Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for Racial Equity and Antiracism: https://www.seattleu.edu/diversity/lift-su-our-action-plan/.

The Counseling Department Chair will balance a broad range of administrative and leadership responsibilities, under the direction of the Dean of the College. Overseeing the implementation of a strategic vision for the Department, the Chair is also responsible for faculty hiring and evaluation process, curricular planning and scheduling, departmental operations and budgeting, support for teaching, research, and service activities, attracting and retaining excellent students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and partnerships within and across the College, University, and Region. The Counseling Chair is responsible for a growing faculty including tenured and tenure track faculty, clinical/teaching faculty, adjunct faculty, and full-time staff. Across diverse types of faculty, the Counseling Chair will demonstrate the ability to foster strong community and collaboration within the Department. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree requirements; candidates must meet one of the following qualifications in line with our  CACREP accreditation standards:
    • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program; or 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, 2013; or Employment as a full-time doctoral-level faculty member in a CORE-accredited master’s program prior to July 1, 2017; or Graduate of a rehabilitation doctoral program prior to January 1, 2018.

Sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations, relevant professional counseling credentials, and professional engagement in professional development, professional service and advocacy, ongoing counseling practice, and/or research and scholarly activity in counseling Experienced leader with a proven track record in higher education Experience with the CACREP accreditation process and maintenance of CACREP standards Evidence of mentoring, cultivating and developing faculty and staff leadership  Evidence of demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Evidence of experience with strategic planning and implementation with impact and positive results Ability to articulate and execute a strategic vision that captures multiple distinct programs within one academic department Experience with large academic departments/divisions with 30+ faculty members Ability to be inclusive with diverse faculty, students and with multiple delivery methods Experience with multiple specializations, specifically both clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. Committed to learning; evidence of lifelong learning and ability to foster this type of culture with department faculty Ability to foster growth of departmental programs and lead growth based on relevant professional experience Ability to liaison with university-wide divisions including upper-level administration and experience and success with external facing leadership roles Ability to cultivate relationships across state, region, and at the nation Leadership that employs an interdisciplinary lens (strategic planning, solving problems etc.)  Experience with multiple modalities of course/program delivery including online and face-to-face instruction in graduate programs Experience teaching and leading at the graduate level Experience supporting international and undocumented students PREFERRED

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Dual certification candidate with one certification in school counseling Experience and leadership in global education Experience and success with grant writing and awards Cutting edge scholar and practitioner   Understanding of organizations and relevant budget experience in higher education

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Compensation at a Glance:
Salary Range: $80,000-$92,000 (An additional administrative salary will be provided).

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit applications online at www.seattleu.edu/careers, including a cover letter of interest responsive to the prompts below, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and the names and contact information of three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application).

In your cover letter explain how you understand, embody, and would contribute to each of the following at Seattle University. Please dedicate one paragraph to each prompt:

  1. Our 5-year Strategic Plan, Reigniting Our Strategic Directions; Our Mission as a Jesuit and Catholic University; Our commitment to DEI and Inclusive Academic Excellence; Our focus on pedagogy, scholarship, service, and institution building; and Our faculty members’ role as Teacher-Scholars.

Open until filled. Applications review will begin June 20, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Manivong Ratts (vong@seattleu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

Company

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7, 200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at www.seattleu.edu/coe.

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