Assistant Director/Clinical Faculty

Job ID#: 02-1120
Department: Academics
Job Type: Faculty
Job Status: Full-time
Date Posted: 11/02/2020
Desired fill date: Open until filled
Reports to: Dean of Graduate and Online Progams
Supervision required: No

Job Summary

Prescott College is a private, non-profit, liberal arts university in the central highlands of Arizona with a mission that emphasizes self-directed, experiential learning for social justice and environmental sustainability.

The Counselor Education Department is seeking one or more full-time Clinical Faculty members to serve in its CACREP accredited Master of Science in Counseling Program.  The limited-residency delivery model blends a core curriculum that combines online, in-person, and community-based learning. The program integrates theoretical study, field work, on-campus residencies, practica and internships, and community engagement to prepare diverse learners for professional licensure.  Faculty govern the curricula, teach courses, advise students, support student learning, engage in scholarship and professional development within the field. 

The Counseling Program has one specialization; Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Distinctive features of this program are the areas of emphasis (Somatic Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and Social Justice Counseling) as well as the range of alternative modalities offered as post-graduate certificates (Expressive Art Therapy, Adventure-based Counseling and Nature-based Counseling).

The Assistant Director/Clinical Faculty position reports directly to the Program Director/Assistant Dean and is a leadership role with reduced teaching responsibilities. This position oversees the program evaluation and student assessment process and works with faculty and students to grow the program’s research foot print. Ideally this role will also contribute with the continued development of progressive and culturally relevant curriculum, help with student retention and remediation, develop initiatives to strengthen community engagement, etc.

This is primarily an online position, with a requirement that faculty travel and participate in new student orientation and colloquia (residencies), which occur at the same time twice a year.

Education and Experience

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Demonstration of a strong professional counselor identity through membership and/or leadership in organizations whose primary mission is to advocate for and to provide development, support, and/or recognition for professional counselors, such as the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its divisions and/or branches and other major counseling organizations.
  • A minimum of 1-year administrative experience overseeing a department/unit, including appropriate supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or overseeing program evaluation and student assessment processes that support program and student development, and are aligned with accreditation requirements.
  • Experience with curriculum development, preferably using culturally relevant and anti-racist pedagogies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in culturally competent counseling and social justice initiatives that serve historically marginalized communities, with an interest and capacity to further develop curriculum in this area.
  • Experience with retention, remediation, and dismissal processes incorporating counselor education best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience with the CACREP accreditation process.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in state of residence, and/or appropriate professional credentials.
  • A minimum of 3-years teaching experience at the graduate college level, with preference toward those with experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments.
  • Experience with clinical supervision at the masters and/or doctoral level.
  • An active research agenda demonstrated through publications and conference presentations.
  • Proficient technology skills related to online learning management platforms, video conferencing, student assessment systems, community building mediums, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, a collaborative approach, and the ability and desire to serve as a mentor and advisor to counselors-in-training. 

Preferred Experience

  • Specialized working or teaching experience in Adventure-based or Nature-based Counseling.

Prescott College is committed to equal opportunity employment.  Candidates from under-represented groups, candidates fluent in Spanish, and those willing and able to advance the College's commitment to diversity are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application review will begin January 10, 2021; position open until filled.