Counseling Professor - Open Rank

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Faculty, Tenure Track

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Counseling Professor - Open Rank

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Counseling Professor - Open Rank

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Governors State University’s (GSU) College of Education invites applications for two open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with current rank) tenure-track professors in the counseling program, to begin in August 2021. The appointed faculty members will be part of the Division of Psychology and Counseling. Both will be primarily assigned to the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision, in which they will advise, teach, and direct dissertations, as well as engage in other activities related to the doctoral program. One faculty member will take on the role of doctoral program coordinator. Both will also be expected to teach in the master’s program and possibly teach undergraduate courses that may include students from the psychology program. The master’s counseling programs include specializations in clinical mental health, marital, couple, and family counseling, and school counseling. Courses will primarily be assigned to be taught in the evening, but could also be assigned for day or online courses.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing a major transition recently as we are now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer students, and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and is working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive, including a focus on ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields and Interdisciplinary Leadership.
The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a doctorate degree in Counselor Education or a degree in a related field and experience teaching in a CACREP-accredited program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Doctorate degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program;
2. Teaching experience in a CACREP-accredited counselor education program;
3. Experience with CACREP accreditation;
4. Experience teaching in a counseling doctoral program;
5. Experience as doctoral program coordinator;
6. Experience directing dissertations;
7. Experience teaching research methods or statistics;
8. Experience teaching qualitative research methods;
9. Strong record of publishing and research;
10. Experience with underserved populations

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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time