Instructor/Assistant Professor - Counseling

  • Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania - Lock Haven
  • Lock Haven, PA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Posting Number: F0811

Department: Social Work and Counseling


Benefits are offered through PASSHE (Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education). To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

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Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the Department of Social Work and Counseling at the Lock Haven University main campus beginning Fall 2022.
  • The position will require provision of both in-person and telehealth services, and may require site visits to other campuses.
  • The position will require attendance at weekly clinical staffing meetings as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • The position will include conducting intake, triage, and crisis appointments; completing diagnoses, treatment plans, and other documentation; and conducting individual psychotherapy, outreach, and consultation.
  • Additional duties will include providing daytime crisis/emergency services as needed; consultation with the Director of Counseling Services and participation in clinical supervision as needed; service on Department and University committees as appropriate.
Essential Duties
  • Providing counseling services to students enrolled at Lock Haven University: conducting intake, triage, and crisis appointments; completing diagnoses, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation; conducting individual psychotherapy, outreach, and consultation; and maintaining appropriate counseling caseload.
  • Providing daytime crisis services as needed.
  • Consulting with the Director of Counseling Services, Counseling Services team, and other university staff, faculty, and administration as needed, as well as attending weekly clinical staffing.
  • Occasional evening hours may be required.
Specific Duties

Same as above

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field and license eligibility as a counselor or related field. Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.
  • The successful candidate will also have a minimum of three years experience working in a counseling capacity.
  • Experience working in a counseling capacity with trauma, sexual assault/domestic violence, eating disorders is essential.
  • Experience with BIPOC or LGBTQ population is essential.
  • The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and /or perform effectively in an interview or clinical case presentation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct experience working in a University Counseling Service or Center is preferred.
Special Instructions for Applicants

Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

About the Northeast Integration

The Northeast Integrationof Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities was confirmed via a unanimous vote by the PA State System Board of Governors in July 2021. The Northeast university integration is a bold investment in the communities and people of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will allow all three institutions to continue sustainably fulfilling their missions. Centered on student success, our shared vision is to expand high-quality educational opportunities for students, position institutions for growth, and meet regional economic and workforce needs across Pennsylvania.

The home campus for this position is Lock Haven University with the expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The State System and its universities are committed to cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that allow all members of the State System community to thrive.

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