Overview

Applications are invited for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position with a contract starting August 7, 2017. Position responsibilities include teaching mental health counseling and candidate supervision face-to-face and online, advising candidates in all programs, overseeing the development and refinement of the counseling program, program recruitment, assessment, university and community service, and scholarly activity. During the interview candidates will make a thirty (30) minute class presentation in an actual classroom situation at the time of the interview. The mental health counseling topic will be the choice of the candidate. Previous teaching experience in higher education and past successful mental health counseling experience with groups from diverse backgrounds are required. In addition, online course development, research, grant writing are desired. Previous successful interaction with diverse groups and proficiency in Spanish are preferred for all positions.

Teach and supervise a 9 graduate credit hour course load per semester in the Master of Arts in Counseling program with a focus on mental health related content. Manage application and supervision process for graduate MA Counseling majors in all programs field placement in concert with the Director of Field Experience. Prepare candidates for state and national license examinations and/or certification and requirements. Assist other counseling majors, cooperating field mentors and faculty (adjunct) before and during field experiences including evaluation of exit requirements, in which candidates demonstrate that they have met program and licensure competencies. Advise counseling majors; coordinate candidate evaluation information as part of program assessment, accreditation and other regulatory reports. Monitor and in collaboration with other faculty contribute to the university’s effort to refine the effectiveness of the programs. Liaison with community agency and mental health partners. Serve on and participate in university and departmental committees including assessment, recruitment, and retention efforts. The position is supervised by the Associate Dean of the School of Education.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in counselor education or mental health counseling with a clinical focus. Must be a licensed mental health counselor in New Mexico or eligible for NM license or NCC certification. Three (3) to five (5) years experience teaching counseling at college level and three (3) to five (5) years clinical mental health counseling experience. Experience providing clinical supervision and working with diverse populations in rural settings is required. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given for experience for development and teaching of online courses in higher education. Successful interaction with diverse groups and proficiency in Spanish is preferred.