Assistant/Associate Professor - Counseling - #001618

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Counseling - #001618


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Western Carolina University’s Department of Human Services invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate faculty position in the counseling program beginning August 1, 2021. Rank will be determined at point of hire.

WCU is committed to high quality education to diverse groups of learners and promotion of academic excellence. Faculty teach, supervise, and advise students in CACREP-accredited Master’s degree programs in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling at the WCU instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville. Faculty may teach undergraduate counseling courses at WCU’s main campus in Cullowhee. Faculty conduct scholarship activities and provide service to the university, counseling profession, and region. The successful candidate will advise students in the school counseling specialty area as well as teach school counseling and clinical mental health counseling courses consistent with their unique expertise and may include cross-cultural counseling, helping skills, counseling ethics, career development, and/or counseling practicum/internship.

We value an inclusive and welcoming environment and invite applications from underrepresented groups and those applicants who demonstrate success in working with diverse populations.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in counselor education from an accredited institution, or ABD with expected completion of doctorate by August 2021; evidence of, or potential for, expertise in master’s-level teaching in CACREP core curriculum and school counseling specialty area; experience as a licensed professional school counselor; licensure or license eligibility in professional school counseling; evidence of, or potential for, scholarship and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate of, or higher education teaching experience in, a CACREP-accredited program; North Carolina K-12 school counseling licensure or eligibility; experience in, or potential for, regional networking with school counseling professionals; teaching experience in higher education within diverse environments.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.

Review of applications will begin on or about January 22, 2021 and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

In addition to the basic application form, candidates must also include the following required attachments: cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree, and a listing of references (include complete contact information).

Optional attachment: licensure

For questions or additional info, please contact search committee chair, Elizabeth Graves, [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 12/3/2020
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time