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Assistant Professor of Counseling

Wake Forest University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Counseling invites applications for one tenure-track position in counseling at the assistant professor level beginning July 1, 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates who have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. While the area of specialization is open, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in addictions and substance abuse counseling.

Job Description:

The Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University offers a CACREP-accredited Master of Arts in Counseling degree with both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks, as well as an undergraduate minor in Health and Human Services. Degree programs are offered to students both online and on campus. Specific responsibilities include teaching online and on ground courses to undergraduate students and master’s level counseling students. It also includes maintaining an active research agenda, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service and leadership to the department, university, and counseling profession.

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Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP accredited program
  • Strong record of, or evidence demonstrating potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice professional counseling in North Carolina
  • Evidence of effectiveness in teaching and clinical supervision
  • Experience working with and teaching diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching and developing online and on ground courses
  • Addictions counseling experience and credentials
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or master’s level courses in substance abuse or addictions
  • Experience with program development and coordination.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021.  Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.  

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,441 undergraduates and 3,348 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and copies of graduate transcripts. Letters of recommendation from three professional references will be requested of selected candidates later in the review process. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration, they should be received by November 15, 2021.  Materials should be submitted as one PDF online by visiting For questions regarding the position and department, please contact Dr. Seth Hayden ( For questions about the application and submission process, please contact

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

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