Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU’s Deming campus serves a diverse population of 400 non-traditional students. WNMU’s accredited programs include nursing, occupational therapy, education, business, social work, and child development. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission.
WNMU - GALLUP’S CHHS/Behavioral Sciences Department
IS RECRUITING FOR AN
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COUNSELING
Applications are invited for a nine month tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting date of August 2013. Position responsibilities include teaching, advising, program development, assessment, university service, scholarly activity and community service. During the interview, candidates will make a thirty (30) minute class presentation on a topic selected by the candidate. Research, grant writing, experience on university, community, and professional committees and organizations, and previous teaching experience are desired. Previous successful interaction with diverse groups and proficiency in Spanish are preferred for all positions.
College of Health and Human Services/Department of Behavioral Sciences – Seeks an Assistant Professor of Counseling.
Job Duties: The successful candidate assumes the following responsibilities: Teach 9 graduate credit hour course load per semester in Masters of Arts in Counseling program. Courses are at night and/or weekends. Some courses are taught by ITV. Manage application and placement process for graduate MA Counseling majors and supervise pre-practicum and counseling internship field placements. Prepare candidates for state and national licensure examinations and/or certification and requirements. Supervise and coordinate field experiences of counseling majors; assist counseling majors, cooperating field mentors, and faculty (adjunct) before and during pre-practicum, practicum, and internships, including evaluation of exit portfolio, in which candidates demonstrate that they have met program and licensure competencies. Advise counseling graduate majors; advisement hours include late afternoons. Manage collection and analysis of electronic candidate evaluation information as part of program assessment (NCATE, EARS, CACREP, SLO, and other accreditation and regulatory reports). Contribute to ongoing university effort to determine and refine the effectiveness of instruction and learning. Conduct research agenda of choice in counseling and/or substance abuse counseling. Liaison with community agency and mental health partners to identify, facilitate, and provide practicum and internship experiences and further develops field placement sites. Serve on and participate in university committees and participate in assessment, recruitment, and retention efforts. Demonstrate the integration of computerized multimedia instructional methods and videotaping of practice counseling sessions in appropriate courses. Be willing to develop online/web based courses as appropriate to content.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in counseling or related discipline. Must be licensed New Mexico counselor or psychologist or be eligible for New Mexico license or NCC. Possess LADAC license or be eligible to obtain.
Preferred Qualifications: Have experience working with diverse, Native American, and Hispanic populations. Interest in or experience teaching web-based courses. Have at least six years of experience teaching counseling or addiction studies at the University level or at least ten years of counseling experience. Have at least (3) years of experience in addiction counseling. Have some clinical supervision experience.
Salary Range: $ 57,488 – $59,566
Review of application materials will begin on Monday, February 18, 2013 and will continue until filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Friday, February 15, 2013.
TO APPLY: A complete application must include a cover letter and vitae, copy of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required upon offer of employment), a personal statement that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as the applicant’s experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching, at least three letters of recommendation (at least two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential), a WNMU online application, and the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of five current references. Incomplete applications received will not be considered. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists. The WNMU application can be found online at: http://www.wnmu.edu/jobs/employmentapp.shtml . Send required documentation to: Western New Mexico University, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1000 W. College Ave./P.O. Box 680, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062; Phone: (575) 538-6328 and FAX: (575) 538-6338. For more information about WNMU, please visit our Web site at http://www.wnmu.edu . All finalists will be required to sign an authorization for a background check prior to an offer of employment.
Western New Mexico University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap or national origin.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal, education and employment screening.