Salem State University is seeking applicants for a temporary assistant professor position (non-tenure-track) with a specialization in School Counseling. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2021. Please note that this position has an option to renew for 3 years. Applications will be reviewed by the committee on October 1, 2020 and any applications received after October 15, 2020 may be considered depending on the status of the search.
The School Counseling Program prepares candidates to be educational leaders, social justice advocates, and system change agents with an emphasis on working in urban and suburban diverse settings. Duties include teaching a total of six graduate level classes per year and advising school counseling students, course topics may include: Multicultural Counseling, Career Counseling, Seminar in School Adjustment Counseling, and School Counseling practicum/seminar courses; and advising graduate students.
For one term, particularly Fall, this faculty member will assist in coordination of the School Counseling Program. Duties will include the direct supervision of school counseling candidates; conducting student admission reviews, new student onboarding, managing students’ plans of study; monitoring of internship and practicum site approval and accountability, reporting of hours; and maintaining records for a program with national reach. This individual will work with students as they research and select their practicum and internship sites, collaborate with program faculty to ensure accuracy in required forms and records.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with theMSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
Earned master’s degree in school counseling, current licensure/certification as a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC or LPC); documented prior experience as a working school counselor for a minimum of three years; experience working with students through hybrid learning, and in mentoring, and training; and a member of the American School Counseling Association.
Evidence of strong clinical skills and a strong school counselor identity; evidence of strong teaching skills at the college level; and teaching, preferably at the graduate levels; and an earned PhD in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or PhD in Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program.
Qualified candidates should submit the following documents:
Cover letter specific to this position describing how the candidate's educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, including achievements and future plans
Transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer)
Three letters from professional references written in the last two years
Teaching philosophy and statement expressing a vision for School Counseling training
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.