Assistant Professor of Practice in Counselor Education
Location: Deland, Florida
Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is competitive.
College / University
2 openings available.
Internal Number: FAT003
College of Arts and Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor of Practice in Counselor Education
Stetson University seeks individuals with expertise in counselor education for two (2) twelve-month, full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice appointments beginning August 2023.
Stetson’s Counselor Education department focuses on education of the whole student through a strong foundation in the core CACREP content areas, experiential learning, and professional mentoring relationships with faculty. Thus, this professor of practice position has a strong focus on teaching and mentoring graduate students from a broad cross section of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities center on teaching a variety of courses within our two CACREP-accredited programs in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The annual teaching load includes three (3) courses in the fall semester, three (3) courses in the spring semester, and two (2) courses in the summer semester, as well as the possibility of teaching a fourth course in the fall and/or in the spring for additional compensation (contracted separately). Responsibilities also include advising graduate counseling students in their program of study and serving on department committees.
The graduate Department of Counselor Education (www.stetson.edu/counselor) consists of six full-time faculty members and is dedicated to preparing counselor education students to be ethically informed; developing a keen awareness of their personal strengths and resiliency; further developing an appreciation for cultural diversity, critical thinking, and creative expression; and having a deep commitment to the counseling profession and community as a whole. Our commitment is to produce stellar graduates whose work centers on helping individuals, couples, and families in a diverse world. Our faculty are engaged in initiatives that include externally funded grant activities (HRSA and The John Templeton Foundation), leadership within the American Counseling Association, collaborative work across departments within the University to enhance the health and wellbeing of our community, and local and international work centered on the development of culturally sensitive programs and interventions for vulnerable populations. These initiatives create unique and exciting opportunities for our students and for the individual who will be joining our team.
The College of Arts and Sciences:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls nearly 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
Salary: Salary is competitive.
Starting Date: August 14, 2023
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications for the position as described in this announcement, 2) a statement of diversity and inclusion that provides details about the candidate’s experiences, training, and skills in working with diverse students from a broad array of backgrounds, 3) the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, advising, and mentoring of graduate students in a liberal arts university, 4) a curriculum vitae, 5) three letters of reference (with phone numbers), and 6) transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by June 5, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
All materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Jesse Fox, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
Jesse Fox, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Department of Counselor Education Stetson University 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8389 DeLand, FL 32723
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Experience in teaching and mentoring Master’s level students is required, and preference will also be given to candidates with experience supervising practicum and internship students. Individuals should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, the ability to work collaboratively with others, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants should have an interest in contributing to the department’s commitment to increasing the quality of education for all students, including those from underrepresented groups. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in mental health counseling (LMHC) and/or marriage and family therapy (LMFT) in the state of Florida. We are especially interested in candidates with either play therapy or marriage and family therapy credentials.
We are exceptionally pleased that you are interested in applying your talents and passion to advance excellence in learning at Stetson University. Our university prides itself on teaching students to find their own voice and to value the importance of passion, justice, diversity, and leadership. Indeed, Stetson University's continued vibrant growth and constant innovation show the engagement and clear direction of its faculty, staff and administrative leadership. We invite you to find out more about the opportunities for you at Stetson, and to explore the ways in which your work can benefit from joining a community of excellent teachers, enthusiastic and productive scholars, and willing collaborators.
Noel Painter, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost
Professor of Music
Stetson University is a welcoming community that proactively and intentionally engages inclusive excellence both as a core value of our community and intellectual/creative life and as a means to effect institutional transformation at all levels of the university. We believe that individual and cultural differences enhance all aspects of our educational mission, but we also aspire t...o foster critical understanding of the interpersonal and institutional dimensions of these differences. We strive to be a community that at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels:
Welcomes, respects and bridges differences; Recognizes the value of diversity in advancing the university and local and global societies; Creates inclusive learning environments, including a diverse curriculum predicated on ideas of inclusivity, community engagement and social justice; and Aims to build a more socially heterogeneous bodies of students, faculty and students.
Stetson University's commitment to inclusive excellence extends throughout the University and to each of our core values: global citizenship, intellectual development, and personal growth. We strongly encourage members of under-represented groups and women to apply for employment. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research, and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.