Assistant Professor - School Counseling

Montana State University

United States

October 15, 2021


Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22002

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Rebecca L. Koltz Ph.D.,Professor and Department Head


(406) 994-3244

Classification Title Working Title Assistant Professor - School Counseling Brief Position Overview

The Department of Health & Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of assistant professor in school counseling for our program accredited by CACREP. This position begins August 2022 and is an academic year tenure-track appointment with potential for summer employment. This is an instructional position (50% Teaching, 40% Research, and 10% Service) in a CACREP-accredited program

Faculty Tenure Track Yes Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Position Number 4A8431 Department Health & Human Development Division College of Education, Health & Human Development Appointment Type Faculty Contract Term Academic Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type MUS If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The Department of Health & Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of assistant professor of counseling in our program accredited by CACREP. This position begins August 2022 and is an academic year tenure-track appointment with potential for summer employment. This is an instructional position (50% Teaching, 40% Research, and 10% Service) in a CACREP-accredited program. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a University community which prioritizes training clinicians to provide culturally appropriate services, as well as demonstrating a commitment to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach primarily graduate courses such as, but not limited to: counseling children and adolescents, counseling theory, school counseling programs, professional issues for school counselors, appraisal, career counseling
  • Supervise practicum and internship courses as needed
  • Advise graduate students and serve on graduate committees
  • Participate in the evaluation of comprehensive exams.
  • Provide outreach and service to the university and the citizens of Montana

  • Represent the program through participation in professional organizations such as:

  • American School Counselor Association
  • American School Counseling Association
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Other organizations as pertinent to the applicant's area of specialization
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Doctorate in counselor education with specialization in school counseling (from a CACREP-accredited program preferred) by start date.
  • Eligible for professional school counselor licensure in Montana.
  • Experience teaching and supervising graduate counseling courses and clinical experiences.
  • Possess an active research agenda to include an ability to publish in scholarly publications.
  • Familiarity with CACREP accreditation.
  • Commitment to professional advocacy that attends to power differentials, oppression, and privilege within society.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to provide teaching and research across the general field of family, mental health, and school counseling.
  • Demonstrated commitment and service to professional counseling associations.
  • Interest and ability in working in an interdisciplinary department with a wide variety of academic programs.
  • Potential for advancing the land-grant university mission.
  • Potential to work collaboratively in a department that is committed to enriching human well-being.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build innovative teaching, research and outreach programs.
  • Commit to building and serving a diverse community
  • Express emotional intelligence and professional maturity
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    Located in the scenic Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, MSU is a comprehensive land grant university serving approximately 15,000 students in its baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Within the College of Education, Health & Human Development, the Department of Health & Human Development offers six undergraduate and several graduate programs. Accredited programs within the department reflect its diversity and include CACREP, ADA, and NAEYC. The MSU counseling program offers three CACREP-accredited programs in marriage/family, mental health, and school counseling.

    The Department

    The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University is located in the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD). The departmental mission is to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach. The department strategic efforts are outlined on the departmental website.

    Highlights for the Department of Health and Human Development include:

  • A robust counseling program with active grants supporting rural counseling. We train graduate students in our accredited program to counsel adults, children, and families in schools, community, agencies, and individual practice.
  • The Health Enhancement program teaches K-12th grade students health and physical education through age and developmentally appropriate skills, fitness concepts, and physical activity.
  • Students learn coaching theories for different sports as well as coaching applications.
  • The early childhood and child services major emphasizes the dual focus of education and services within the context of families, educational and child service settings, communities, and society.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to work with individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well- being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
  • Community Health is committed to understanding and improving health and well-being through the interaction of individual, social, environmental, cultural, and political influences.
  • The Health and Human Performance major focuses on the physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional sciences which provide the foundation for human movement and application of those scientific domains and related technologies to the areas of health and wellness, exercise training, and performance.
  • In the Food and Nutrition major, the focus of the dietetic concentration is to prepare graduates who will be competitive applicants for dietetic internships as part of the pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian. The focus of the nutrition science concentration is to prepare graduates to go into health-related areas such as medicine, dentistry, and research.
  • The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) B.S. degree program is an exciting, innovative, interdisciplinary program from Montana State University that develops leaders in sustainable systems related to production, distribution, and consumption of food and bioenergy.
  • The College

    The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise.

    Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana's land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

    We prepare teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms. We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers. We provide graduate programming for educational leaders including K-12 principals and superintendents. We prepare adult and higher education experts. We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults, and work to preserve native languages. We educate families to enrich overall well-being and how to make healthy choices related to nutrition and physical activity. We prepare students for future careers in coaching, counseling, financial planning, dietetics, community food systems, physical therapy, and medicin

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https:// www. .

    FLSA Details FLSA Status Exempt Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter addressing each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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