Buena Vista University’s School of Education is seeking
well-qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track, Assistant
Professor of Professional School Counseling position. A Ph.D. or
Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision or a related field is
preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with several
years of experience as a professional school counselor and/or
mental health counselor at more than one level within the K-12
educational setting. The candidate must also have a record of
successful teaching at the university level.
The successful candidate will be one who can teach a variety of
introductory and advanced graduate counseling courses in the
professional school counseling graduate program. The candidate must
be adept at relating course content to the professional practice of
a school counselor and state licensure requirements. The position
requires strong teaching skills, advising and mentoring of graduate
students, and service to the institution.
Buena Vista University
Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm
Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since
1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended
liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a
quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward
in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster
an environment based on success both for our students and our
employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community.
BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was
recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement
In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for
families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike.
Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to
a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several
national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and
professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural
environment. We are a diverse community in both population and
opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a
relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn
more at BVU.edu/StormLake.
Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts
(photocopies acceptable but official copies required for
appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy
statement, diversity and inclusion statement outlining how you
approach diversity and inclusion in your work as a Counselor
Educator, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references
(including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August
Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and
especially welcomes applications from individuals who will
contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.
This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and
all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States on a full-time basis.
This position is eligible to work remotely or on the Storm Lake
campus. A background check will be conducted on the final