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Assistant Professor of Counseling and Development

Winthrop University
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

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Assistant Professor of Counseling and Development

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Open Date:
Feb 8, 2024

The Counseling and Development Program within the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an innovative faculty leader to serve in a full-time non-tenure track position. The faculty member will have experience as a school counselor and/or a clinical mental health professional, provide online and in person instruction to clinical mental health and school counseling students, supervision and management practicum and internship placements both in-person and virtual. Current licensure as an LPC in South Carolina, North Carolina or demonstrated eligibility for LPC in South or North Carolina is required. Duties include clinical supervision for master's level students, online and in person teaching, and collaboration with other units on campus. This position includes expectations of an active member of the core counseling faculty. The successful applicant will teach and advise master's-level students while serving on program and department committees.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education, Sports and Human Sciences (CESHS) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling tracks are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Winthrop maintains close working relationships with area schools as well as state and community agencies. Winthrop enjoys close proximity to Charlotte, N. C. (approximately 20 miles from downtown), high quality local schools, and an affordable cost of living. The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Individuals from underrepresented groups or with experience working with underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Clinical supervision of master's-level counseling students
  • Provide leadership including ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders within the university and local community
  • Teach graduate-level counseling courses
  • Collaborate with other program faculty
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to multicultural and social justice counseling competencies as evidenced in clinical work, supervision, and teaching
  • Collaborate with the Program Director/Practicum and Internship Coordinator to ensure that students in the program reach expected clinical competency
  • Work within a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrate a counselor-first professional identity as evidenced via credentials and engagement with professional counseling organizations
  • Actively engage as a core faculty member by advising program students and serving on program, department, and university committees
  • Maintain requirements for serving as a core faculty member through sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations, professional development, and professional service and advocacy (e.g., engagement and presentations in local, state, or national organizations)
  • Provide support at the departmental level with curriculum development, accreditation, program planning, and student recruitment
  • Teach and engage during evenings, summers (this is a 12-month program), and occasional weekends, as needed
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 4,400-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Sports and Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 17 Division I men’s and women’s sports.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education or related field from a CACREP accredited program (ABD considered)
  • Certification in School Counseling and/or Licensed Professional Counseling
  • Experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and/or School Counselor
  • Experience supervising in a clinical setting:  university, k-12 schools, college or community counseling center
  • Current licensure as an LPC in South Carolina or North Carolina or demonstrated eligibility for LPC in South or North Carolina
  • University and online teaching experience, in particular counseling-related courses
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of established professional codes of ethics and best practices for clinical mental health

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification in School Counseling and Licensed Professional Counseling
  • Experience working with underrepresented students and students from at-risk backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with Winthrop students, employees, and alumni
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience facilitating group process and fostering collaborative decision making
  • Proficiency in online instructional design and in online teaching

 Employment Conditions:

Position is full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experiences. Summer employment is likely with sufficient enrollments. This one-year, non-tenure track position may be renewed based on successful teaching and engagement in the program.

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin on March 1, 2024. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.

Submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, leadership experience, teaching philosophy, research interest and commitment to educational reform and renewal
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase)
  4. Contact information for three professional references. (Provide in the required form available in application system.)

Additional materials may be requested during the review process.

Specific questions related to this search should be directed to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  


Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 


· Are personally and socially responsible 


· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 


· Communicate effectively 


Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.






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701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill
South Carolina

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