Instructor of Counselor Education

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About UWG:


Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.


Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that’s never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

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About Department:

The College of Education is doctoral granting and SACS accredited, preparing graduates for professional careers in three dynamic areas of focus: Teaching, Leadership, and Wellness.  Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia’s 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity and ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities. 

Additional program information is located at the following links: (Department), (CMHC),  (SC)

Job Summary:

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to join our rapidly-growing, CACREP- accredited Counselor Education Program for the Instructor Counselor Education to begin August 1, 2021. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) teaching graduate courses in Counselor Education; (2) supervising clinical operations and students; (3) participating in departmental committee work and professional service; (4) advising students; and (5) supervising students in field experiences. This position is a 10-month, non-tenure track position that will be eligible to teach summer courses. 


Required Qualifications


  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in Clinical or School settings
  • Must be a licensed professional counselor in Georgia, or able to get licensed in Georgia
  • A demonstrated understanding and awareness of current significant issues in Professional Counseling and Supervision
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the CACREP Professional Competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience and online teaching experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a broad range of graduate level counseling courses.
  • Experience with technology and/or online teaching in educational settings
  • Counseling experience in community settings
  • Strong identity as counselor and counselor educator as evidenced by active participation in professional counseling organizations, and knowledge of, and commitment to, the CACREP accreditation standards and process.
  • Successful counseling experience in agencies such as a private practice, teaching graduate courses, guiding graduate student research, serving on doctoral committees, identifying and pursuing collaborative and entrepreneurial opportunities, developing and providing instruction through on-line or alternative methods, and developing collaborative relationships with academic and non-academic partners.  

Required Documents

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Required application documents include:

  • Letter addressing the qualifications cited above (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • List of professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation

Proposed Salary:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

This is a non-tenure track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment.  Start date for the position is August 1, 2021, pending availability of funding.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity. 




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Job No:
Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time