Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

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Department Information

The Area of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in 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 Counselor Education.  The Counselor Education program is a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision.  The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting and SACSCOC-accredited, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for all educational roles.  The College offers high-level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts.  The University of West Georgia, one of Georgia’s four Regional Comprehensive universities, is a rapidly growing institution located approximately 50 minutes west of Atlanta.  Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of- the-art, facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It 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 successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including teaching graduate courses in Counselor Education; participating departmental committee work and professional service; advising students; supervising students in field experiences; and working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education. The candidate must be licensed/certified or license/certification eligible as a professional counselor/school counselor in Georgia.  The candidate must be licensed/certified or license/certification eligible as a professional counselor/school counselor in Georgia.  

Candidates must have strong identities as counselors and counselor educators as evidenced by active participation in professional counseling organizations, demonstrated commitment to and evidence of a research and publication agenda, and knowledge of and commitment to the CACREP accreditation standards and process. Desirable candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching a broad range of graduate level counseling courses. The desirable candidate will have successful counseling experience in agencies or schools, conducting meaningful research and scholarship, 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. 

This is a tenure-track, ten-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. 

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program).
  • Demonstrated experience working with counselor education doctoral students.
  • Prepared to teach courses in Counseling.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in counseling.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Counselor Education.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the professional counseling competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students 
  • Demonstrated understanding of assessment of student learning outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A CACREP accredited program
  • ​Counseling experience in school or community settings is preferred.

Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents to Attach Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 22, 2021, and will continue until position is filled. Application materials required to submit include; 

  • Letter addressing the qualifications cited above (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • List of references
  • Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request. 

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.




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Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time