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University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 254389
About Us Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 12,700 students from across Georgia, 34 other states and 64 countries, 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse making a $626 million local economic impact.

With locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, we take pride in making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. In essence, UWG provides a safe, quality and affordable college experience that transforms lives. Amazing things happen when you Go West!

The university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

Department Information

The Area of Counselor Education 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 program. The Counselor Education program houses a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentrations), 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.

Job Summary

This is a non-tenure-track, ten-month limited-term appointment. There is potential for a full-time long-term position to become available, based upon program need, growth, and innovation.

  • Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the Counselor Education Program in both face-to-face and online environments and service to the Department, College, University, and community. The faculty member will be expected to significantly inform and assist in the development/revision of the curriculum and delivery of content in school counseling.
Required Qualifications Earned doctorate in Counselor Education (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program).

Certification eligible as a school counselor in Georgia or dual certification/license (School Counseling/LPC).

Minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in school counseling.

Possess a strong identity as a counselor and counselor educator as evidenced by active participation in professional counseling organizations, demonstrated commitment to professional development, and ability to facilitate outreach and facilitate community partnerships.

Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the professional counseling competencies into a cohesive experience for the graduate students.

Demonstrated understanding of assessment of student learning outcomes

Ability to facilitate program growth and innovation.

Preferred Qualifications

Desirable candidates will hold certification in Professional School Counseling and have professional work experience as a School Counselor.

Desirable candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching a broad range of graduate-level counseling courses, including those in the school counseling concentration. The desirable candidate will have successful counseling experience in agencies or schools, teaching graduate courses, 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. Additionally, a successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to assist with student research and serve on doctoral committees.

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.

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.

Other Information

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must electronically submit a letter of application, three references, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts. UWG embraces diversity and inclusion, recognizing the valuable contributions of each member of our faculty, staff, and student body. Therefore, applicants should describe in their letter of application how their teaching contributes to diverse communities.


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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