Assistant/Associate Professor

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 047851 Department Human Dev & Psych Counsel - 260100 Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education or a related clinical field;
  • Graduate-level university teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to an identity as a counselor with a focus on creative, holistic and/or arts-based approaches;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and sophisticated understanding of Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program completed by August 1, 2022 OR a doctorate in a related field along with employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013;
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina;
  • Teaching experience in a CACREP accredited counselor education program.
License/Certification Required
See Areas of Interest Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling has 4 graduate degree programs: a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling ( CACREP accredited), b) Professional School Counseling ( CACREP accredited), c) Marriage and Family Therapy ( COAMFTE accredited), and d) Student Affairs Administration ( CAS standards-aligned ) along with 2 graduate certificate programs; a) Addictions Counseling and b) Expressive Arts Therapy. The HPC department includes 14 full-time faculty and 2 full-time staff members along with 160 graduate students recruited worldwide. HPC's website is located at

The CMHC program faculty is committed to preparing students who value diversity, inclusion, and social justice in clinical practice and research and are able to work competently with clients, colleagues, faculty, and supervisors from diverse populations. We acknowledge contextual, historical, and current injustices. We strive to be responsive, reduce our role in perpetuating injustice and work towards prevention. We are committed to creating a cultural climate where all people feel welcome, valued, and included. The CMHC Program is committed to recruiting and supporting students and faculty from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling ( HPC ), in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University, invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling with experience in the use of creative, holistic and/or arts-based approaches (imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dreamwork, and visual arts) in counseling. This is a 9-month tenure track position. The appointment begins on August 1, 2022.

The ideal candidate will have a primary counselor identity with experience in the use of creative, holistic and/or arts-based approaches to foster human growth, development, and healing.

The successful candidate will teach a 3:3 course load, with expectations for teaching core, clinical field experience, and expressive arts courses. The candidate will be expected to teach on-campus classes and engage in research and service activities. Summer teaching is available. Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university. Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching philosophy statement;
  4. a diversity statement-Discuss how you will incorporate diversity and inclusion into your teaching, research, and service;
  5. a list of three references with contact information.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding. AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
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Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
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Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link

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