Assistant Professor, Counseling (multiple positions)
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 3545375
Assistant Professor, Counseling (multiple positions)
Job Summary The Department of Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks two Assistant Professors to serve as core faculty in its growing Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program
As an Assistant Professor, Counseling you will teach core and clinical mental health counseling specialization courses in the CMHC master's degree program; advise and mentor counseling students; establish/continue a strong and independent program of research; provide service to the counseling profession at local, state, and/or national levels; and participate collaboratively in program, department, college, and university service and shared governance. You may also provide clinical supervision to practicum and internship students and contribute to the development and delivery of CMHC concentration areas such as addictions counseling and marriage and family counseling.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. FGCU aspires to be an inclusive working and learning environment where students, faculty, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural worldview.
All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Teach in the Counseling Department's master's degree programs
Participate in clinical teaching, supervision, and advising
Establish/continue a strong and independent program of research as described by university and college evaluation documents
Engage in service to department, college, university, and professional community
Serve the department through committees, recruitment and accreditation activities, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Additional Job Description
An earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited University. Related doctoral degrees will be considered if the applicant has been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2023. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at an Instructor level on a fixed contract.
Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Current clinical licensure in another state with eligibility to achieve Florida LMHC licensure within one (1) year of hire may be substituted.
An earned doctorate degree from a CACREP-accredited program.
At least three (3) years of paid experience as a clinical mental health counselor
Clinical supervisory experience and supervisor credential
Expertise related to addictions counseling, counseling aging populations, and/or play therapy
A record of successful experience teaching/supervising in a graduate counseling program at the university level
A record of publication in counseling journals and evidence of strong research potential
A record of service to the counseling profession
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to contribute to our recruitment, retention, and support of diverse students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong computer skills using web-based applications and Microsoft Office
Commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching
Interest in collaborating both within and outside the university in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning
Must value continued scholarship and service to the college and university.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Appointment will be made on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2023.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Copy of counselor licensure
Five (5) Professional References with contact information
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by December 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration.