- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Charlotte, NC
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Child Development & Family Studies
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Assistant ProfessorClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
College of Education (Col)Department:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
The mission of the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to prepare highly effective and ethical 21st century counseling professionals who have a positive impact on diverse individuals and are social justice advocates in a variety of community settings. This mission is accomplished through working collaboratively with schools, communities, and university colleagues at the local, national, and international level.
The vision for our program is to prepare counselors who are informed; sensitive to the diversity and uniqueness of individuals, families and communities; and valuing and promoting the dignity, potential, and well-being of all people.
Our Program Goals:
The faculty has established the following goals in support of our mission and vision:
To develop and maintain a curriculum based on current knowledge concerning the counseling and human development needs of a global community,
To challenge and support student and faculty growth in human understanding, dignity, and positive interactions on all levels,
To promote social justice, especially for groups that have been historically disenfranchised,
To develop collaborative partnerships that foster our mission,
To provide excellent instruction, research, and community service, and
To achieve excellence by maintaining CACREP accreditation at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
The faculty is committed to integrating teaching, scholarship, research, clinical practice, and service, while promoting a climate of social justice, systemic change and advocacy. This commitment extends to training students to be multiculturally-conscious practitioners and educators who actively engage in critical self-reflection, scholarship, and practice in an effort to effectively transform communities, institutions, and systems.
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach, advise, supervise, and mentor students in the MA and PhD counseling programs, particularly students enrolled in the clinical mental health counseling program.
Serve on and direct doctoral dissertation committees.
Actively contribute to the continuous development and assessment of the overall clinical mental health counseling program.
Engage in research and other scholarly activities in counselor education, with an emphasis on issues involving clinical mental health counseling.
Seek externally funded research grants.
Provide service, outreach, engagement, and leadership in the Department, College, and University.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited university.
Experience in clinical mental health
Teaching experience at the university level, preferred.
Ability to contribute to the CACREP core program and clinical mental health counseling with a specific interest in adult clinical counseling.
Eligibility for license in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor and experience in clinical mental health with adults.
Promise of excellent teaching, sustainable research, scholarship, and service/outreach/engagement.
Involvement in professional counseling related organizations.
Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a licensed Professional Counselor.Special Notes to Applicants:
To Apply: Apply at https://jobs.uncc.edu as only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applicants packets should include: (1) a cover letter describing how professional qualifications relate to the position (2) how you could contribute to enhancing students’ understanding of diversity, Please see our university’s Advance website for further guidance on diversity statements (https:// advance.uncc.edu/programming/faculty-recruitment-training) (3) current curriculum vita, (4) unofficial copies of transcripts from master’s and doctoral degree programs, and (5) names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Other supporting materials relevant to your scholarship may be submitted (sample publications, grant applications, teaching reviews, teaching philosophy, and or service related work). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023. For additional information, contact search committee chair Dr. Kristie Opiola, Assistant Professor at (704) 687- 8970 or [email protected].Job Open Date:
01/30/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
03/01/2023Proposed Hire Date:
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students. The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.
In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:
- An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
- A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
- A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
- A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.
To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:
- Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
- Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
- Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
- Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
- Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
- Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations. For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.
Diversity at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds. All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole. UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/
To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf
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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.
The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan. At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives. This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.
As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:
- We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
- We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
- We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community.
The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity. The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:
1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.
2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.
3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.
4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.
5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.
6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.
7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.
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