Open Rank Faculty Position, Mental Health Counseling



Open Rank Faculty Position, Mental Health Counseling


At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Open Rank Faculty Position, Mental Health Counseling position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

SUMMARY
The Master of Science Program in Mental Health Counseling in the School of Professional and
Applied Psychology (SPAP) at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is
seeking applicants for a full-time (12-month) tenure track position, to begin January 2023. This
position is already funded. This is not a remote position. This is an open-rank position; rank will
be commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITES
-Teaching 6 courses a year, many within the core curriculum and many in-person (there are
opportunities to teach a class or two in a virtual manner)
-Mentoring and advising students including scholarly activities and presentations
-Engagement in remediation meetings and development plans for students (SPEC)
-Providing clinical supervision through field experience courses
-Participating in the administration of the mental health counseling program
-Engaging in recruitment activities, admissions interviews and decisions
-Scholarly activity in areas of specialty
-Reviewing STEPPS (standardized patient) encounters
-Participating in the CACREP self-study and accreditation application process
-Participating in program, departmental, and college service such as but not limited to college
committees, club sponsorships, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and
mentoring of new and part-time faculty
-Developing a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning including course
competency expectations and student learning outcome measures
-Engagement in national or local counseling associations
-Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of the Department of
Counseling and/or the Dean of the School of Professional and Applied and Psychology

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
-Ability to form a positive collaborative, supportive and effective working relationship with peers and administration is essential
-Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaborative skills; someone who actively contributes and listens to their coworkers, respects ideas and aims to improve the program - essential
-Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members. Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations.
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-Knowledge about the needs of diverse learners
Desire to teach courses in a program that values the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach as well as integrated care/interprofessional education
-Strong commitment to mentoring students
-Ability to assist program leadership to maintain CACREP accreditation standards and pursue
alternate teaching modalities (online/hybrid)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
-Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) from a CACREP accredited
University with conferral of degree by December 31, 2022
-Counseling experience in mental health and/or behavioral health settings
-PA Licensure or license eligible
-At least two years teaching experience at the graduate level; can include doctoral field work
-A planned program of scholarly activity
-Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, teamwork, and collaborative skills
-Experience in clinical supervision of students

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
-Active in state or national counseling associations (e.g., ACA, PCA)
-Ability and desire to teach courses within our addictions and correctional counseling
concentration and/or Marriage and Family concentration
-Potential to secure grant funding
-Experience working with diversity, equity and inclusion programs

All inquiries MUST include:
-CV or resume
-Salary requirements
-Three (3) references, preferably from former or current supervisor

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


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