Overview

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling in Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education. The start date for this position is August 1, 2020.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include: teaching in the school and clinical mental health counseling programs; teaching courses related to counselor education in face-to-face, blended, and/or online formats; advising students at the graduate level; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; developing and maintaining a line of research and publication; performing service and administrative tasks necessary to ensure excellence in counselor education preparation at Columbus State University; and using technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration; promote and engage students in active learning; work toward continuous improvement of counselor preparation and research; and demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Counselor Education from a regionally accredited institution (CACREP preferred); certification as a school counselor and license as a Professional Counselor; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction; and a commitment to high impact thinking and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience/familiarity with CACREP accreditation processes; have earned their doctoral degree by the time of application; have school counseling experience; have a developed publication and research agenda; have the ability to bring innovative, active learning strategies to the Counselor Education program; and have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

* All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. * 

About Us

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University’s values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others. The College of Education and Health Professions strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu.