The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Counseling Lecturer-School Counseling in Fall 2018. UNT Dallas – the first public institution of higher education in the city – offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, comprehensive urban university.
This Lecturer position is a renewable, 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment with expectations of a four-course load each semester. The initial one-year appointment begins September 1, 2018. The position includes a teaching load of 12 hours (four courses) per semester. The ideal candidate will be committed to leading the development and growth of the School Counseling Program. Strong candidates will have experience teaching in schools and in working with teachers in K-12 educational settings. Candidates should demonstrate strong promise in developing external funding, and show extensive experience in community outreach and professional and university service, building a strong student organization, securing internship placements with various school districts, and establishing quality relationships with teachers, principals, and superintendents. Preference goes to candidates who provide evidence of leadership in program development, enrollment growth, and excellence in teaching.
- Teaching a broad range of counseling courses both web-based and face to face. Courses taught may include, but are not limited to: School Counseling, Practicum, Internship, Beginning Counseling Skills, Professional Orientation, and Ethics.
- Supervising clinical experiences of school counselors and community counselors in both practicum and internship, post-graduate tracking and maintenance.
- Advising students in a Master’s level CACREP aligned school counseling and clinical mental health counseling program.
- Managing aspects of curriculum development/assessment of program learning outcomes, and providing administrative support for departmental and institutional projects.
- Service as career course advisor.
- Participating in Curriculum Development and program enhancement to achieve the mission, goals and expected programs outcomes, while aligning with national accrediting standards.
- Working with culturally diverse populations.
- Engagement in community/school-university partnerships.
- Service on cross-functional committees, assisting with strategic planning initiatives, maintaining key liaison relationships, and assisting with programs and events.
- Candidates who are not eligible for school counseling certification in Texas must also complete 200 CPE hours every 5 years (40 hours/year) to remain qualified for this position.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited program or equivalent program.
- Eligible for License in Professional Counseling in the State of Texas ( LPC).
- Proven teaching excellence in graduate instruction and demonstrated clinical competence in school counseling.
- Documented professional counselor identity as evidenced by education, teaching, clinical experience and professional affiliations (such as American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision).
- Documented professional experience and competency in working with culturally diverse populations.
- Willingness to engage in community/school-university partnerships.
- Experience with CACREP accreditation process.
- Evidence of student-oriented instruction and leadership within a collaborative environment.
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
- Eligible for Texas school counseling certification.
- Demonstrated clinical competence in school counseling.
- Evidence of the leadership necessary to propel the program forward, including demonstrated outreach, recruitment, and service activities.
- Experience with collaborative grant development.
- Counseling skills; knowledge of statistics, diversity, and addiction.
- Clinical experience as clinic director or practitioner, or supervisor of an agency, non-profit organization, or hospital.
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.
Driving University Vehicle? No
Substitution of Experience/Education: No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to https://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/. For additional information visit https://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/ or contact Ms. Judith Nix at Judith.Nix@untdallas.edu, or by calling 972- 338-1345. Please direct questions to Dr. Constance Lacy, Dean of School of Human Services, at 972-338-1381 or Constance.email@example.com. A statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists are likely. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.