Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs, Counselor Education & Higher Education Administration

Position ID: 42393
Location
Institution: 
University of West Georgia
College/Div/School: 
College of Education
Department: 
Communication Sciences & Professional Counseling
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, GA
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 
 

Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs, Counselor Education and Higher Education Administration
Tenure Track

The Area of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia invites dynamic applicants to join our rapidly growing Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Programs. The College Student Affairs program is a M.Ed. that adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and American College Personnel Association (ACPA/NASPA) professional competency areas for student affairs practitioners. The Doctorate in Higher Education Administration is new and begun in fall 2018, and is based on the NASPA/ACPA competencies. The Counselor Education program is a CACREP- accredited M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), an Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is doctoral granting, a recognized leader in preparing exemplary practitioners for all educational roles. The College offers high-level technological support, mentoring for new faculty, and opportunities to work with graduate students at all levels and to partner with school districts. Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, with a diverse faculty and student population.  Our 645 acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complimented by beautiful green spaces.  It ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities.

Position Description

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (1) teaching graduate courses in BOTH College Student Affairs and the doctorate in Higher Education Administration; (2) conducting meaningful research and scholarship; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) advising students; (5) supervising students in field experiences; and (6) working collaboratively with doctoral programs in the College of Education. Additional program information is located at the following links:

https://www.westga.edu/academics/education/cspc/index.php (Department), https://www.westga.edu/csa (CSA), http://www.westga.edu/eddhea (HEA)

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, College Student Affairs, or a closely-related field
  • Ability to teach College Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration courses
  • Prepared to teach courses in Higher Education Administration
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in a Higher Education setting, preferably with enrollment management experience
  • A demonstrated understanding of College Student Affairs and awareness of current significant issues in Higher Education Administration.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • A record of active participation in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of, an established or emerging research and publication agenda
  • Experience with technology and online teaching in educational settings

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Matt Varga

Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling

College of Education

University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA 30118

mvarga@westga.edu

Should you be recommended for the position, Board of Regents policy requires official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and completion of a background checkThis is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment with the possibility for summer employment. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019, pending availability of funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of West Georgia is committed to diversity.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public... for more information.

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Affairs (Admin code)
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Required Qualifications
Experience: 
5 years
Special Requirements: 
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in a Higher Education setting, preferably with enrollment management experience
• A demonstrated understanding of College Student Affairs and awareness of current significant issues in Higher Education Administration.
• Commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty and practitioners to incorporate the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies into a cohesive experience for graduate students
• Evidence of successful teaching experience
• A record of active participation in professional organizations
• Demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of, an established or emerging research and publication agenda
• Experience with technology and online teaching in educational settings
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Matt Varga, mvarga@westga.edu
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE
Annual Salary: 
Competitive

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