WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING, REHABILITATION COUNSELING &
FACULTY POSITION OPENING
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COUNSELING
SPECIALIZATION: SCHOOL COUNSELING
The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology
invites applications for an academic year, tenure track, benefits-eligible faculty position
at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 16, 2009. The appointee will serve
as a core faculty member and the coordinator of the school counseling specialization
track in the department’s CACREP accredited M.A. program in Counseling. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include research,
service, and teaching.
The Counseling Program is located within the College of Human Resources and
Education. The program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of
Counseling and Related Education Programs and is part of a comprehensive
department that also includes a master’s level program in Rehabilitation Counseling and
a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. We offer graduate coursework in the
department via distance education technology. The MA in Counseling offers
specialization tracks in community and school counseling.
It is essential that the candidate identifies with and has a commitment to school
counseling, as illustrated through membership and involvement in appropriate
professional organizations (i.e. ASCA and ACA and its divisions, branches and affiliate
organizations) and appropriate certifications and/or licenses pertinent to the profession
Qualifications: A qualified applicant must have:
1. Completed a doctorate in counseling/counselor education or a related field with
a school counseling emphasis.
2. Two or more years experience as a school counselor.
3. Familiarity with the ASCA National Model and show evidence of working with
and/or teaching the model
4. Licensure as a professional counselor or licensable within three years as a
professional counselor in the state of West Virginia. http://www.wvbec.org/
5. Research and scholarly activities commensurate with assistant professor rank
which includes identified focus areas in school counseling.
Responsibilities include the following:
Provide coordination of the school counseling program which includes but is not
limited to advising students, reviewing the school curriculum periodically, reviewing
transcripts of those seeking school certification, serving on committees pertaining to
school counseling in the college, the community, and the state.
Provide instruction in the school counseling courses (orientation to school
counseling, practicum, internship).
Provide instruction in courses for both school and community students. Possible
courses could be counseling techniques, counseling theories, counseling
adolescents, counseling children, group counseling, practicum and internship
Undertake a significant research and publication agenda.
Undertake service responsibilities to the department, college, university and state
Preferences: Preference may be given to applicants who have the following
1. Coordinating a master’s program in school counseling
2. Teaching school counseling and other graduate courses
3. Clinical supervision of school counselors
4. Leadership and service in the counseling field
5. Using innovative technology in teaching and distance education
6. Conducting and/or teaching play therapy
7. Experience in and/or teaching community counseling
8. Teaching parenting models and strategies
Application Process: Applicants should send electronically to
Linda Winiarski@mail.wvu.edu, Search Committee Secretary, a letter of application stating
teaching, service and research goals. In this letter please address your experience in
regards to the required qualifications and the nine preferred areas of experiences listed
above. Also send electronically a vita and have three current letters of reference sent
electronically directly to: Linda.Winiarski@mail.wvu.edu
If access to a computer is not available, please send above information to Linda
Winiarski, Search Committee Secretary, School Counseling, Department of Counseling,
Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology, College of Human Resources
and Education, 502 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122.
Review of candidates will begin on February 1, 2009 and remain open until the position
If you have questions, please call Dr. Ed Jacobs, Search Committee Chair, at
304.293.2177 or email Ed.Jacobs@mail.wvu.edu
For more information about the program and department, please visit the department’s
home page at http://www.hre.wvu.edu/crc and for information on West Virginia
University please visit http://www.wvu.edu/
All positions are subject to availability of funding.
Also, check out our state! http://www.callwva.com/
West Virginia University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that
accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities. Women, individuals with a
disability, and individuals of minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dual Career Program: WVU has also instituted a Dual Career Program to assist the
spouse or partner of a newly recruited faculty member in searching for employment in
Morgantown and the surrounding area. Please visit their website at
http://dualcareer.wvu.edu or contact Rose Chavez-Uncapher, Dual Career Coordinator,
(304) 293-3287 or Rose.Chavez-Uncapher@mail.wvu.edu.