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The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (HPC), in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy. This is a 9-month tenure track position. Appointment begins August 1, 2022.
The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling has 4 graduate degree programs: a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), b) Professional School Counseling (CACREP accredited), c) Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited), and d) Student Affairs Administration (CAS standards aligned ) along with 2 graduate certificate programs; a) Addictions Counseling, and b) Expressive Arts Therapy. The HPC department includes 14 full-time faculty and 2 full time staff members along with 160 graduate students recruited worldwide. HPC’s website is located at https://hpc.appstate.edu
The CMHC program faculty is committed to preparing students who value diversity, inclusion, and social justice in clinical practice and research and are able to work competently with clients, colleagues, faculty, and supervisors from diverse populations. We acknowledge contextual, historical, and current injustices. We strive to be responsive, reduce our role in perpetuating injustice, and work towards prevention. We are committed to creating a cultural climate where all people feel welcome, valued, and included. The CMHC Program is committed to recruiting and supporting students and faculty from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will have a primary counselor identity with expertise in expressive arts therapy. We define Expressive Arts Therapy as the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing.
The successful candidate will teach a 3:3 course load, with expectations for teaching core, clinical field experience, and expressive arts courses. The candidate will be expected to teach on campus classes and to engage in research and service activities. Summer teaching is available.
Required qualifications include:
- Doctorate in Counselor Education or a related clinical field;
- Graduate level university teaching experience;
- Demonstrated commitment to an identity as a counselor with a focus on expressive arts therapy;
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
- Demonstrated commitment to and sophisticated understanding of Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence
Additional areas of interest:
- Doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program completed by August 1, 2022 OR a doctorate in a related field along with employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013;
- Licensed or license-eligible as a clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina;
- Teaching experience in a CACREP accredited counselor education program;
- Possession of the Registered Expressive Arts Therapist or Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator credential;
- Willingness to Coordinate the Expressive Arts Therapy certificate program.
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University is comprised of five departments (Curriculum and Instruction, Family & Child Studies, Human Development & Psychological Counseling, Leadership and Educational Studies, and Reading Education & Special Education) and enrolls approximately 2,400 students in the bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degree programs.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses the required qualifications; current curriculum vitae; a teaching statement; a statement on how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your work, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references familiar with the qualifications of the candidate.
Applicants must apply and submit all required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Site. For more information and to apply click here: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/30740.
The initial review of complete applications will begin November 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
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Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
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