Associate or Full Professor with Tenure and Department Chair of Counselor Education
University of Southern Maine
Location: Gorham, Maine
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 25074
The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor and department chair to lead their CACREP-accredited programs toward innovation and growth beginning Fall 2022. We may consider candidates for a January 2023 start date as well.
The Department of Counselor Education is comprised of active and engaged faculty and students across three concentrations: Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation, and School Counseling. Responsibilities include leading all departmental business as chair, teaching two graduate courses each semester, advising graduate students, pursuing research and scholarly interests, and engaging in university and professional service.
Applicants with a School Counseling background, in particular, are encouraged to apply, though candidates with disciplinary backgrounds in any of the three concentration areas (Mental Health, School Counseling, or Rehabilitation Counseling) will be considered.
The Counselor Education department philosophy is to prepare our graduates to act as facilitators of change in the lives of individuals at all developmental levels. By modeling high standards of professionalism and offering a foundation of knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and practice, the Counselor Education program aspires to prepare counselors of the highest quality to work in schools, mental health agencies, businesses, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, private practice, and other settings. To learn more about the Counselor Education program at the University of Southern Maine, please visit our website by clicking here.
The targeted starting date for this position is Fall 2022 on our Gorham Campus, though a January 2023 start date may be possible. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position with opportunities to teach in online delivery modalities.
The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minoritized and marginalized populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
We live our USM Service Promise, “Student Focused Every Day”and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.
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Doctoral degree in Counselor Education or a related field
Expertise in one of the specialty areas offered in the department
Demonstrated record of effective leadership of a program, department, or other academic unit
Demonstrated record of successful teaching, research, and service
Experience in a CACREP-accredited program as a faculty member or student
School Counseling expertise
Experience teaching or leading online course deliver
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.
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Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. Materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile submit the following:
a complete application
a list of the names and contact information for three references.
a statement explaining how your teaching, research, and service at USM will promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.
All required materials must be submitted by May 15, 2022.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.