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Limited Term Assistant Professor (Human Services - Counselor Education)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University

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Job Title: Limited Term Assistant Professor (Human Services - Counselor Education)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 243565
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary Department of Human Services seeks applicants for a Limited Term faculty position for the Counselor Education program for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022, and ending May 9, 2023. This is a non-tenure track position with rank of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants who are experienced, highly motivated, culturally proficient, and effective counselor educators who can work within the academy and community to deliver quality and relevant counselor education in the area of practice. We seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage a diverse body of students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

The Department of Human Services housed in the Dewar College of Education and offers graduate programs in Counselor Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, and a Gifted and Talented endorsement. The Counselor Education program includes an Ed.S. in School Counseling and a M.Ed. program with a concentration in School Counseling and a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The School Counseling program is CACREP accredited. Both Counselor Education concentrations include seated and online methods of instruction. The Ed.S. in School Counseling is fully online.

Review of completed applications will begin June 20, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Dr. Heather Kelley, Department Head of Human Services, via email [email protected] or phone 229-259-5078.


Position responsibilities include directing, teaching graduate courses in Counselor Education; advising M.Ed. Counselor Education and Ed.S. School Counseling candidates; conducting a research agenda that consist of publications, presentations, and grant writing; providing service to the department, College, University, community, and the public schools in the region; directing academic programming of the unit; strategic planning; continual compliance and maintenance of full accreditation status by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); and other duties as assigned.

Typical Allocation of Duties:

Teaching and scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.

Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field by appointment date;
  • If doctorate is in a related field, candidate must have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013;
  • a primary identification with the counseling profession;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship and a commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • Thoughtful approach to recruiting, retention, and student success;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to effectively lead and collaborate with faculty.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate from a CACREP accredited program;
  • experience teaching in a CACREP accredited counselor education program, PreK-12 experience, or clinical mental health agency experience;
  • a minimum of three years of successful leadership experience;
  • using high impact practices for teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses;
  • college teaching and supervisory experience;
  • eligible or willing to become a licensed professional counselor, certified school counselor in Georgia, or willing to become a certified professional counselor supervisor.
Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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