Assistant/Associate Professor in School Counseling

Lewis & Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

The Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor in School Counseling. Housed within the Department of Educational Leadership, the school counseling program at Lewis & Clark is a leader in the field of school counselor preparation. We help graduate students create affirming spaces and equity focused school systems for K-12 students and their communities.

The Educational Leadership Department at Lewis & Clark offers a rigorous environment where students, faculty, and staff are prepared to be uncomfortable/challenged/open to new perspectives, as a constructive foundation for learning and growth. By choosing to be in this space, we learn to practice leadership as collective discourse, inquiry, and action designed to disrupt the status quo, make structural disparities visible, and create fairness in opportunities and outcomes for minoritized students, families, and communities across the P-20 spectrum.

The School Counseling program emphasizes a democratic, systemic approach to school counseling that gives candidates the skills to engage all students, especially those who are marginalized or experience obstacles to thriving in school, and to involve all members of the school community—parents, educators, all school-based staff, administrators, and peers—in ensuring student success.

The School Counseling faculty and staff are committed to preparing candidates to transform K-12/K-20 systems and promote the academic, emotional, and social success of each student through socially just approaches to counseling and leadership.


  • Teach graduate courses in the master’s level/licensure School Counseling program.
  • Demonstrate a strong research and publication agenda, including a commitment to seeking external funding.
  • Advise, mentor, and supervise candidates, including conducting off-campus site supervision.
  • Participate in ongoing recruitment activities and admissions processes.
  • Participate in curriculum development in the School Counseling program.
  • Develop and deepen collaborative efforts with schools, districts, and community partners.
  • Participate in professional associations at local, state, regional, and national/international levels.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process at the program, department, and Graduate School level.
  • Participate in state level school counseling leadership committees/activities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in and outside of the program to enhance the program, school, and institutional mission.
  • Participate in accreditation-related activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education, or closely related field, preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution.
  • Experience as a K-12 school counselor.
  • Ability to teach a variety of school counseling courses, conduct supervision, and advise candidates.
  • Experience supervising practicum and internship students.
  • Record of, or demonstrated capacity to develop, a strong scholarly research agenda including ability to secure external funding.
  • Evidence that demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to issues of equity, anti-racism, and social justice in the school context.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensure or license-eligibility as a school counselor in Oregon.
  • Experience developing and sustaining effective partnerships with school, districts, and community organizations.
  • Experience with higher education program development, collaboration, and leadership.
  • Knowledge in the area of disability affirming practices in the K-12 educational context.
  • Ability to serve on dissertation committees for the department’s doctoral program in educational leadership.
  • Demonstrated involvement/leadership in local, regional, and/or national school counseling professional organizations.
Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2022. and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualification highlighted in this position description
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts
  • 2-3 samples of scholarly work
  • A sample syllabus and student course evaluations

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).

For additional information or questions about the position, please contact Dr. Heather Hadraba, Director of the School Counseling Program at; 503-768-6138.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within our learning community.

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