Overview

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Education, Health and Social Work invites applications for a full-time, clinical faculty appointment in Counseling. This is a nine month position, with a required additional two months of summer work.

The University of the District of Columbia is a public, comprehensive university with an urban land-grant distinction. It is the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education. It has historically been a minority serving institution. The University services approximately 5,000 students across its two-year baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. The Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The clinical instructor serves as the liaison between the Counseling program and clinical sites. Reporting to the Director of the Counseling Program, the clinical instructor is responsible for the administration and coordination of practicum and internship experiences of Counseling candidates. The responsibilities of the position include identifying, recruiting, and working with multiple sites to coordinate graduate student counseling placements, establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with rehabilitation, mental health counseling agencies and schools/educational facilities in the surrounding area and teaching graduate courses face to face, (with possible opportunities for hybrid or online instruction). Other duties include serving on division, program, college, and/or university committees, working collaboratively with program faculty and area partners, performing service, administrative, and CACREP accreditation-related tasks as necessary to enhance the quality of the program, and performing tasks related to the development of excellence in counselor preparation at UDC. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration and work toward continuous improvement as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will be willing to travel to area rehabilitation and mental health sites and schools/educational facilities in order to establish and maintain active partnerships. In addition, the candidate must be willing to participate in recruitment activities. Experience with CACREP is strongly preferred.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the field of Counselor Education (Master’s level with extensive clinical experience will be considered.)
  • Licensed or Licensed eligible in the VA/MD/DC metropolitan area
  • A minimum of five successful years of experience in counseling (Rehabilitation, Mental Health, or School).
  • A minimum of one year of teaching in an institution of higher learning.
  • Knowledge of best practices and skills associated with teaching and counselor preparation.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity to variations across age, gender socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, and prior training and educational experience.