Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education

$55,000 yearly
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development
  • Natchitoches, LA, USA
  • Feb 21, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

The School of Education at Northwestern State University is seeking an individual for a full-time 9-month tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education beginning August 8, 2022. The School of Education offers an MA in Counseling with concentrations in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School, Northwestern has a long history of academic excellence and offers degrees in more than 50 areas and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwestern is located in Natchitoches, the oldest permanent European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches is  in central Louisiana, equidistant between Shreveport and Alexandria, and convenient to Dallas, Baton Rouge, Houston, and New Orleans. Natchitoches offers a mild climate along with local attractions, recreational lakes and festivals.

Dr. Marcus Jones was recently named as the 20th and first African American President of Northwestern. In addition, Northwestern serves a high African American student population.

For more information about Natchitoches, go to www.historicnatchitoches.com.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (FULL DISCLOSURE)

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Northwestern State University to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

In keeping with this policy, the University will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or retirement status. All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and education are administered without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or retirement status.

The University is committed to equal opportunity for student success by providing access to educational programs, tuition assistance, and social and recreational activities for all students without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or retirement status.

Additionally, the University provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Student complaints or inquiries related to Title IX should be directed to the Director of Advocacy and Title IX Coordinator, Christie Price (318-357-5570), Room 308 of the Friedman Student Union or email pricec@nsula.edu. Employee Title IX issues should be directed to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), Room 111 Caspari Hall or email ramirezv@nsula.edu.

In accordance with Section 35.106 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all participants, applicants, organizations, and interested individuals are advised and notified that the ADA Coordinator for Northwestern State University for facilities is the Director of University Affairs, Jennifer Kelly (318-357-4300), located in New Fine Arts, 104 Central Avenue, Ste. 102 or email andersonje@nsula.edu. For student academic services, contact the Director of Access and Disability Support, Randi Washington (318-357-5460) located in Room 108-C Watson Memorial Library or email washingtonr@nsula.edu. For faculty/staff accommodations and services, contact Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), Room 111 Caspari Hall or email ramirezv@nsula.edu.
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Preferred and Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year. ABD candidates may be considered for a temporary position until completion of the degree. Strong preference will be given to the individual with a strong clinical background; scholarly productivity; and previous professional experience as a clinical counselor. Previous professional experience in a graduate program with an online instructional component is highly desirable. LPC license (or licensure eligibility) by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and teach core and specialty graduate courses in the program rotation on the Natchitoches campus and satellite campuses (as needed); summer teaching probable
  • Engage in teaching, research, and service activities along with other activities for Annual Faculty Review and the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process
  • Maintain Graduate Faculty Status
  • Direct thesis and/or the project-in-lieu of thesis
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students
  • Coordinate and supervise clinical practicum and internship experiences
  • Work closely with other School, College, and University faculty and staff
  • Participate in program governance at the School, College, and University levels as well as contribute to one's professional organizations in counseling at the local, state, and national levels
  • Serve on School, College, and University committees
  • Provide assistance in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Details

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and complete contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses) for three (3) professional references to: Dr. Gerra Perkins The School of Education Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA 71497 Or electronically to perkinsg@nsula.edu 

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.