Assistant Professor, Counseling



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Job description

Primary Purpose of Department
Our Mission
The mission of the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to prepare highly effective and ethical 21st century counseling professionals who have a positive impact on diverse individuals and are social justice advocates in a variety of community settings. This mission is accomplished through working collaboratively with schools, communities, and university colleagues at the local, national, and international level.

Our Vision
The vision for our program is to prepare counselors who are informed; sensitive to the diversity and uniqueness of individuals, families and communities; and valuing and promoting the dignity, potential, and well-being of all people.

Our Program Goals:
The faculty has established the following goals in support of our mission and vision:
To develop and maintain a curriculum based on current knowledge concerning the counseling and human development needs of a global community,

To challenge and support student and faculty growth in human understanding, dignity, and positive interactions on all levels,

To promote social justice, especially for groups that have been historically disenfranchised,

To develop collaborative partnerships that foster our mission,

To provide excellent instruction, research, and community service, and

To achieve excellence by maintaining CACREP accreditation at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
The faculty is committed to integrating teaching, scholarship, research, clinical practice, and service, while promoting a climate of social justice, systemic change and advocacy. This commitment extends to training students to be multiculturally-conscious practitioners and educators who actively engage in critical self-reflection, scholarship, and practice in an effort to effectively transform communities, institutions, and systems.

Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: book/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach, advise, supervise, and mentor students in the MA and PhD counseling programs, particularly students enrolled in the clinical mental health counseling program.
  • Serve on and direct doctoral dissertation committees.
  • Actively contribute to the continuous development and assessment of the overall clinical mental health counseling program.
  • Engage in research and other scholarly activities in counselor education, with an emphasis on issues involving clinical mental health counseling.
  • Seek externally funded research grants.
  • Provide service, outreach, engagement, and leadership in the Department, College, and University.

Minimum Experience/Education
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited university.
  • Experience in clinical mental health
  • Teaching experience at the university level, preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to the CACREP core program and clinical mental health counseling with a specific interest in adult clinical counseling.
  • Eligibility for license in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor and experience in clinical mental health with adults.
  • Promise of excellent teaching, sustainable research, scholarship, and service/outreach/engagement.
  • Involvement in professional counseling related organizations.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a licensed Professional Counselor.

How to apply

Apply at (Position Number: 004888) or as only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applicants packets should include: (1) a cover letter describing how professional qualifications relate to the position (2) how you could contribute to enhancing students’ understanding of diversity,

Please see our university’s Advance website for further guidance on diversity statements (https:// raining) (3) current curriculum vita, (4) unofficial copies of transcripts from master’s and doctoral degree programs, and (5) names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Other supporting materials relevant to your scholarship may be submitted (sample publications, grant applications, teaching reviews, teaching philosophy, and or service related work).

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023. For additional information, contact search committee chair Dr. Kristie Opiola, Assistant Professor at (704) 687- 8970 or [email protected]

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 25,000 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.