Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Counseling and Development

  • Winthrop University
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

The Counseling and Development Program of the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an innovative faculty leader to serve as the Community Counseling Center Clinical Director for a temporary nine-month, non-tenure track position (with the possibility of renewal and summer work). The Clinical Director will provide oversight to the operation and management of the Winthrop's Community Counseling Center. Current licensure as an LPC-S in South Carolina, North Carolina or demonstrated eligibility for LPC-S in South or North Carolina is required. Duties include clinical supervision for master's level students, development of policies and procedures, 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, department, and university committees.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. The CMH and School Counseling tracks are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). As an CAEP accredited institution and a member of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Winthrop maintains close working relationships with area schools as well as a number of 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 under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a dedicated faculty and leadership team to work to enhance the quality of education and services to children, adolescents, and adults.


  • Clinical supervision of master's-level counseling students;
  • Teach graduate-level counseling courses;
  • Provide leadership within a counseling clinic, including ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders within the university and local community;
  • Ensure that the Community Counseling Clinic operates smoothly and follows all ethical standards, legal requirements, and state regulations including maintaining clinic policies, procedures, and records; supervising graduate assistants and undergraduate student workers assigned to the clinic; and 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.
  • Demonstrates a counselor-first professional identity as evidenced via credentials and engagement with professional counseling organizations;
  • Actively engage as 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, and occasional weekends, as needed; and
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned.


  • Doctorate in Counselor Education or related field from a CACREP accredited program (ABD considered).
  • Experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Experience supervising in a clinical setting including university, college or community counseling center
  • Current licensure as an LPC-S in South Carolina or North Carolina or demonstrated eligibility for LPC-S in South or North Carolina or ability to obtain a LPC within one year.
  • University 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


  • 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
Position Availability: August 16, 2021

Employment Conditions:

Position is full-time, nine-month, temporary appointment (with option of renewal and summer work depending on enrollment), non-tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin on­­­­­­­­­­ April 5, 2021. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.

Submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter including the candidate's interest in the position, qualifications, leadership experience, teaching philosophy, and other interests;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
  • Names and email contact information for five professional references.
  • Additional materials may be requested during the review process.

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About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-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, 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.

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