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Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
About the Position: Assistant Professor; tenure-track, beginning September 16, 2013.  
About the College/Department: The Psychology Department has 29 permanent full-time faculty, including eight counseling faculty.  Programs include a B.A. in Psychology and three graduate programs; M.S. programs in both Experimental Psychology and Mental Health Counseling and a M.Ed. in School Counseling (http://www.wwu.edu/psychology). Western Washington University is a nationally recognized public and regional institution with approximately 14, 900 students and a strong emphasis on the liberal arts.  The 224 acre campus overlooks Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands and is close to water and mountain recreation.  Bellingham, a city of approximately 80,000, is situated between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, offering easy access to major research universities. 

The graduate programs in School and Mental Health Counseling have been accredited by CACREP since 1993 and enjoy considerable institutional support.  Both are full-time, 2-year programs.  Classes are offered during the academic year only and typically meet during the day.  Six students are admitted to each program per year from a highly competitive pool of applicants and progress through the programs in cohort groups.
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach coursework and provide supervision to counselors in training in the School and Mental Health Counseling graduate programs.  The candidate will also teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate Psychology students including courses in the candidate's area of expertise and/or related areas such as child/adolescent development or abnormal psychology.
Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology or related field to be completed by September 2013
  • Eligible for Washington State Certification as a School Counselor or Licensable in Washington State as a Mental Health Counselor or Psychologist.
  • Ability to teach master’s level classes in the School and Mental Health Counseling Programs and undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology
  • Active program of research and publication record commensurate with experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience as an employed school counselor
  • Experience working with diverse students and faculty
  • Experience supervising counseling practica
  • Graduate of a CACREP-accredited program
Academic Emphasis: Counselor Education
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs including: (1) a letter of application, (2) a detailed vita, (3) a statement describing your qualifications to prepare graduate students to implement a comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling program, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of skill as a teacher, (5) a statement describing your research experience and plans, (6) representative publications, and (7) graduate transcripts.   

Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from recommenders to the Search Committee at the following address: psyfacsearch@wwu.edu.  
Other Information: Counseling faculty will be available to answer questions about the position at the November 16-18, 2012 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference. Attendance at the conference is not required as part of the application process. 

Please address questions about the position to Diana Gruman (Diana.Gruman@wwu.edu) or Christina Byrne (Christina.Byrne@wwu.edu), Co-Chairs, School Counseling Search Committee; Department of Psychology; 516 High Street; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA  98225-9172
Job Posted: 8/30/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 5, 2012; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120668
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

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