REPORTS TO: Chair for the Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Southern Wesleyan University, a university within the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition, located in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina, invites applications for faculty positions within the nascent but rapidly growing MSc in Counseling Psychology program.
We invite interested individuals to apply for the position of Full Time Faculty & Program Coordinator. The university seeks to increase the number of women and minorities within its faculty. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is intended to begin July 1, 2021
The entry level rank of this full-time faculty position, within the Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience. The selected individual will have primary responsibility for leading the graduate counseling program.
Serve as graduate program coordinator for the online MS Counseling Psychology program.
Teach classes in the MS Counseling Psychology program (see http://catalog.swu.edu/MSCP_courses). SWU graduate faculty carry a 9-hour/semester load: Two 3-credit-hour courses during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, including course load reduction for administrative responsibilities. Additional course load reduction may also apply for direct supervision of graduate practicum and internship students.
Direct supervision of graduate practicum students and internship students.
Lead in program and curriculum development, student learning outcomes assessment, student recruitment, and advising for the counseling psychology program.
Lead the accreditation process.
Demonstrate servant-leadership by engaging in service activities within the university and the larger community.
Serve on university committees and be actively engaged with the university community.
An earned PhD in an appropriate field (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education) is required.
Experience in or a desire to integrate Christian faith with the teaching and practice of the academic discipline is essential.
Graduate counseling student supervision experience is essential.
Experience in graduate counseling psychology program coordination or leadership is preferred.
Eligibility for licensure in the state of South Carolina is preferred.
Research experience related to counseling or experience in the implementation of evidence-based practices in counseling is preferred.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. Applicants should be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion of a criminal background screening.
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About Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.