The Department of Psychology at Western Washington University invites applications for appointment to a 9-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Counselor Education with a specialization in School Counseling.
About the College/Department:
The graduate program with School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health specialty areas, both accredited by CACREP since 1993, are full-time, 2-year programs which enjoy considerable institutional support. The mission of the Counseling Programs is to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, culturally sensitive, and ethical professional counselors who meet the relevant licensing or credentialing standards for practice in mental health and public and private educational settings in the State of Washington. We believe this is best accomplished in small rigorous programs in which students have substantive opportunities to practice their developing counseling skills and knowledge under the supervision of faculty who are active contributors to the profession through research and service. Classes are offered during the academic year only and typically meet during the day. Six students are admitted to each program per year from a highly competitive pool of applicants and progress through the programs in cohort groups.
About the University:
Western Washington University is a nationally recognized public and regional institution with approximately 15,332 students and a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. The 224-acre campus overlooks Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands and is close to water and mountain recreation. Bellingham, a city of approximately 83,000 is situated between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, offering easy access to major research universities.
The Department of Psychology (http://www.wwu.edu/psychology) has 30 permanent full-time faculty, including four counseling faculty. Programs include a B.S. in Psychology and three graduate programs; M.S. programs in Experimental Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a M.Ed. in School Counseling. The department also houses the renowned Center for Cross Cultural Research.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Psychology supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. Western is strongly committed to effectively serving students who have, until recently, been underserved by higher education institutions. We welcome and encourage candidates who support our mission and share our commitment to apply for this faculty position.
The successful candidate will be expected to supervise school counseling practicum students at our onsite training clinic; teach coursework for counselors in training (e.g. counseling techniques and theories, assessment, career counseling; lifespan development); conduct qualitative or quantitative research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and share findings; teacher undergraduate psychology courses; collaborate with colleagues and area schools; and provide department and University service.
Doctorate in Counselor Education OR a doctorate in a related field with at least one year of teaching as a counselor educator prior to July 1, 2013 (per CACREP standard 1.W)
Demonstrated ability to teach master's level classes in the Counseling Program
Active and coherent program of research and publication record commensurate with experience
Commitment to promoting diversity, systemic change, and social justice
Capacity to mentor and teach undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology
Prior employment and successful experience as a school counselor
Licensed/Certified as a school counselor or eligible for the certification in Washington State
Experience with CACREP course development and accreditation processes
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouv...er, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.