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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling.
The successful candidate will be expected to: supervise practicum students in our onsite training clinic; teach coursework for counselors in training (e.g., counseling theories, counseling ethics, psychopathology, group counseling, career counseling); conduct qualitative or quantitative research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and share findings; collaborate with colleagues and area agencies; teach undergraduate psychology courses; and provide Department and University service.
About the Position:
Assistant Professor; tenure-track, beginning September 16, 2017. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.
About the Counseling Graduate Program:
The graduate program with Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling 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 and Department:
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 82,000 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 29 permanent full-time faculty, including five 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 support 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. As a public institution in a state where students of color make up a growing proportion of high school graduates, Western is strongly committed to effectively serving our increasingly diverse student body. We are proud that a growing number of students of color and other diverse students are making Western their school of choice, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates interested in this faculty position.
For full position announcement, including all required and preferred qualifications, and to apply, see www.wwu.edu/jobs. Review of applications begins March 3, 2017; position is open until filled.