Overview

Governors State University’s (GSU) College of Education invites applications for two open rank tenure track professors in the counseling program to begin in January of 2019 and/or August 2019. The appointed faculty members will be part of the Division of Psychology and Counseling. The counseling program includes specializations in clinical mental health, marital, couple, and family counseling, school counseling, and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision. Applicants will be expected to teach masters and doctoral courses that may include students from across the College of Education. Course load may also include undergraduate courses.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing a major transition recently as we are now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer students, and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and is working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive, including a focus on ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Applicants must have a doctorate degree in counselor education or experience teaching in a CACREP-accredited program and a degree in a related field.

2. Applicants must be at least ABD.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Doctorate degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program by time of appointment

2. Teaching experience in a CACREP-accredited counselor education program

3. Experience teaching in a counseling doctoral program

4. Specialization in school counseling

5. Experience in Pre K-12 as counselor in school setting

6. Professional education license in school or eligible

7. Experience directing dissertations

8. Ability to teach research methods or statistics

9. Experience with underserved populations