Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Position ID: 41005
Georgia Southern University
Department of Leadership, Technology, & Human Development
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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education—Search #67655
College of Education, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the College of Education ( offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development (, one of four departments within the College of Education, includes five distinct programs - Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Leadership, Adult Education, and Instructional Technology. The CACREP accredited program in Counselor Education offers graduate degrees at the master's level with concentrations in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Counselor Education position requires teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree. The position involves collaborating with faculty across the College of Education, supervising clinical experiences, and performing service to the department, college, university, and the professional community. Additional responsibilities include the maintenance of an active research agenda involving regular publications and professional presentations in appropriate venues. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program by August 1, 2019
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, or high school settings
  • Experience teaching face-to-face, online, or hybrid courses
  • Ability to use and model technology in instruction and research
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to offer graduate advisement
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs (i.e., ASCA National Model, RAMP, etc.)
  • Active membership in professional counseling and school counseling associations
  • Eligibility as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins November 12, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Richard E. Cleveland, Search Co-Chair
Dr. Pamela Wells, Search Co-Chair
Search #67655
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: (912) 478-8022 (Cleveland) or (912) 478-5917 (Wells)

More information about the institution is available through or . Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Psychology, General
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

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