Assistant Professor Of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Southern Oregon University
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 5007938
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Southern Oregon University
POSITION SUMMARY: Date application must be received for priority consideration by: March 1, 2024
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: September 16, 2024
Closing Date or if blank, Open Until Filled:
Job Family Group: Faculty
Division/Department: School of Social Sciences/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department
Compensation Range (if applicable): $65,508 - $69,520 (Assistant Prof YIR 1-4, APSOU CBA 2022-25, Table 12D) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check: Yes
Remote Work Type: As determined by the position
Visa Sponsorship: This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas.
Instructions to Applicants: Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; (4) unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts; and (5) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.
For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at email@example.com or by phone at (541)552-8553.
The CACREP-accredited Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Southern Oregon University is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are seeking applicants trained in Counselor Education and with a background in counseling, psychology, behavioral health or related areas. Possible courses include Assessment in Counseling, Research Methods in Counseling, Substance Use Disorders, Family & Couples Counseling, and Practicum & Internship Supervision, as well as courses germane to the applicant's area of specialty.
Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Counselor Education. Prior teaching at the college/university level, and careful documentation of teaching experience and excellence are required. Applicants should provide documented evidence of scholarly activities.
Class format is primarily face-to-face, but may include hybrid, remote and online course delivery.
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is 9/16/2024. Application review will begin on 3/01/24 and end when the position fills.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking.
Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Counselor Education or equivalent from an accredited institution.
One year of college/university level teaching.
Evidence of scholarly activities
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
Licensed for professional counseling in the state of Oregon (or license eligible)
Two or more years of college/university level teaching
Experience supervising, mentoring, and advising students
Experience coordinating program assessment, clinical coordination, or program coordination
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, and technical communication skills and with a high degree of personal integrity and standards
Ability to facilitate an innovative, transformative curriculum and pedagogy to enable students to be prepared for the future
Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism to effectively handle a broad range of sensitive interpersonal situations
Demonstrated ability to interpret and consistently apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not always exist
Demonstrated ability to work with frequent changes in policies and procedures, sometimes under pressure and a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical and research skills; demonstrated ability to gather, evaluate, and to develop well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations
Demonstrated ability to proactively assess work operations and anticipate potential problems; ability to develop and implement strategies for preventing/resolving problems
Ability to independently analyze software functionality and design and document efficient/effective work processes
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community leaders, business leaders, and donors to advance the mission and vision of the institution.
Demonstrated ability to effectively perform work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature that requires access to information.
Must be able to exercise sound judgment and discretion, tact, and diplomacy
Ability to take initiative in independently planning, organizing, and performing work assignments within broadly defined parameters
Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail
Proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet/online systems (e.g., calendaring and email), social media platforms, Learning Management Systems, etc.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere internally and externally, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using a computer.
Workload expectations are outlined in the Association for Professors, Southern Oregon University (APSOU) Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 19.
Teaching assignments may include First Year Experience, online and/or hybrid courses, Medford and Ashland campus classes, and day, evening, and weekend courses.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position classification is defined as exempt and is not subject to overtime regulations.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statutes and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Compensation: Any formally approved and authorized salary change shall automatically amend this contract.
SOU is an equal access AA/EOE committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Southern Oregon University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on this application. If, however, you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner to Human Resources.
Diversity Statement: Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
SOU Land Acknowledgement We want to take this moment to acknowledge that Southern Oregon University is located within the ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawa peoples who lived here since time immemorial. These Tribes were displaced during rapid Euro-American colonization, the Gold Rush, and armed conflict between 1851 and 1856. In the 1850s, discovery of gold and settlement brought thousands of Euro-Americans to their lands, leading to warfare, epidemics, starvation, and villages being burned. In 1853 the first of several treaties were signed, confederating these Tribes and others together - who would then be referred to as the Rogue River Tribe. These treaties ceded most of their homelands to the United States, and in return they were guaranteed a permanent homeland reserved for them. At the end of the Rogue River Wars in 1856, these Tribes and many other Tribes from western Oregon were removed to the Siletz Reservation and the Grand Ronde Reservation. Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (https://www.ctsi.nsn.us/) are living descendants of the Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa peoples of this area. We [you may say I or the name of a program/department] encourage YOU to learn about the land you reside on, and to join us in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous people.
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