Assistant /Associate Professor in Counseling and Counselor Education

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant /Associate Professor in Counseling and Counselor EducationSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with rank, credentials, education, and experiencePosition Number00106272Work ScheduleTBDFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00 FTEDepartment131601 - Educational Leadership, Policy & Human DevelopmentDepartmentEducational Leadership, Policy & Human DevelopmentJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty grant active and over 120 funded research projects totaling $90-plus million, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 6 percent of colleges of education in the nation. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the faculty had half of their proposals funded and brought in over $30 million in new funded research. They address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development.

The college is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 124 faculty members and 92 professional and support staff. The college’s 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students study across 60-plus degree programs that deliver highly-engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The college is also home to the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the proposed Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

The Department of Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with more than 850 students and 44 full-time faculty members, offers graduate programs in Adult, Workforce and Continuing Professional Education Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; and Higher Education. The Department emphasizes exemplary scholarship, teaching, and service in the context of a university education and has a vibrant research culture that inspires and guides students through teaching, advising, and dissertation supervision. As researchers and teachers, the faculty explore complex and pressing contemporary issues and problems facing education and society with a view toward solutions that will make a real, positive difference for students and higher education institutions.

The Counselor Education Program prepares culturally competent counselors and counselor educators to work collaboratively to help children, adults and families, and build healthier communities. The program offers master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and College Counseling and Student Development; a doctoral degree in Counseling and Counselor Education; and a certificate in Counselor Education. In addition, the program’s Community Counseling, Education and Research Center (CCERC) provides an optimal clinical learning environment for students, while delivering world-class counseling services to the community in two downtown Raleigh locations.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) invites candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Counseling and Counselor Education.


  • Maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant-writing record to improve counselor education and/or clinical mental health counseling that is aligned with a tenure track position in a research university (very high research activity).
  • Teach courses and provide supervision in clinical mental health counseling within the Counseling Education program.
  • Provide support for on-campus and distance education components of the certificate, masters, and doctoral programs in counselor education.
  • Recruit, advise, mentor, and supervise graduate students in research, clinical development, and dissertation supervision.
  • Provide service and leadership to the program area, department, college, university, and professional organizations.
  • Participate in outreach and service for department and college initiatives for underserved communities and high needs areas; and engage with stakeholders across the state of North Carolina.
  • Contribute to the overall departmental and college missions through research, teaching, extension, and service.
Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

Earned doctoral degree from a CACREP Counselor Education Program focusing in clinical mental health counseling.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, extension and service; and a commitment to equity, diversity, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated potential of successful leadership in the field nationally and collaboration with faculty colleagues and community partners locally.
  • Established program of research and a strong record of external research funding in counselor education and/or clinical mental health counseling commensurate with rank.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Professional licenses and certifications related to clinical mental health counseling.

An interest in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and outreach.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

General inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Marc Grimmett, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Job Open Date09/19/2019Anticipated Closing Date10/17/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/16/2020AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 9/20/2019
    Application Due: 11/13/2019
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