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Sienna Hieghts University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative, teaching, and advising leadership to the Counselor Education (CED) program on all campuses.  Students are primarily adult learners, ranging in age from 25 to 50s, seeking expanded employability and greater opportunities.

Responsible for a full-time teaching load of six to nine credit hours per term of Graduate College coursework for post-baccalaureate students seeking advanced coursework toward professional/school counseling licensure and/or endorsements. As Program Director for the Counselor Education program, serves as academic advisor for 45-50 students per term. Designs degree plans for direct advisees as well as CED cohorts. Recruits, supervises, schedules and evaluates adjunct faculty. Consults with all CED faculty regarding academic standards, curriculum, and course content issues. Schedules approximately 45 courses at 3 sites per year, coordinating with other departments and program directors as needed. Represents Counselor Education program to Graduate Council and other university bodies, and serves on at least 1 faculty committee each year. Completes annual Program Learning Outcomes reports and other reports required to maintain accreditation. Represents the Counselor Education program to external constituents such as the Michigan Department of Education and other accreditation bodies. Recruits new students to the program, and provides information to potential students. Reviews and approves all admission documents for all CED students. Processes approximately 20-30 applications per year for professional counseling licensure, school counseling licensure and NT endorsements. Manages a departmental budget.  Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering test materials and supplies for CED 667 Analysis & Appraisal course for all sites.  Orders books for University Library. Stays informed of national and state professional counseling standards, regulations and ethics, in both school and community counseling. Periodically reviews program offerings, and revises existing programs and develops new programs in response to market demand, changes in professional standards. Other duties within the scope of program’s responsibilities as defined by the supervisor.

Requires earned doctorate degree in counselor education, counseling psychology or related field.  Requires three to five years of recent college/university teaching experience teaching adults and/or graduate students. Requires knowledge of laws regulating the practice of both school and professional counseling in Michigan. Requires knowledge of and an ability to adhere to the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics. Preferred experiences:  2-3 years work as a school or community counselor, supervision of counseling interns and/or new professional counselors. Position is nine month appointment with one month supplemental summer contract; must be able to travel between campuses and teach evening and/or weekend courses. Requires ability to manage multiple priorities successfully. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to use technology proficiently, such as computerized word processing and email.  Experience using electronic learning management systems (such as eCollege) preferred.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter with salary requirements, curriculum vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to shujobs@sienaheights.eduIn the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE





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