Lecturer - Counselor Education Program

Cheney, Spokane County
Apr 26, 2014

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Lecturer in the Counselor Education Program to begin mid-September, 2014. This is a 9-month academic position.

The Counselor Education Program at Eastern Washington University is committed to the selection, training, supervision, and professional success of students in the Master's of Science in Counselor Education, School Counseling emphasis, in keeping with the high standards established by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program offers a structured sequence of curricular and clinical experiences with an emphasis on closely supervised training experiences both at the University and in the community. During their training, students contribute over 15,000 hours each year in direct service at community mental health agencies, local schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and community agencies.

Eastern has a proud history of providing education to a high percentage of first generation college students, often from under-represented and lower socioeconomic communities, a tradition which the Counselor Education program maintains. Thus, counselor training occurs in a learning community that is intentionally focused on both skills development and personal growth of the counselor-in-training. In this way, Counselor Education fulfills its purpose of preparing competent and caring professional counselors to meet the needs of diverse urban and rural communities. The selected candidate will join a committed and enthusiastic counselor education faculty.

Teaching activities include the following related responsibilities:

1) Typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, at both EWU's main campus in Cheney, WA, and Riverpoint campus located nearby in Spokane, WA
2) Teach courses in this CACREP accredited program such as, Professional School Counseling, Law for School Counselors, Practicum and Internship courses, and/or other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program
3) Advising students who are declared majors on Department, College, and University requirements and career opportunities
4) Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Screening of applications will begin 5/19/2014. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

-- Completed degree that meets one of the following criteria:

>>>>Master's Degree in Counseling or Psychology OR

>>>>Ph.D. in Counselor Education; Ph.D. must be from a CACREP accredited program; ABD candidates may be considered.

-- Teaching experience is required at least at the T.A. (or G.A.) level; preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more years teaching experience at the instructor/lecturer level

-- Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology

-- Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who also offer one ore more of the following:

-- Experience in School Counseling

-- Holds a current school counselor certificate