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Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling - St. Johnsbury, VT

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The Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies invites applications for a full-time, nine-month non-tenure track faculty position at its St. Johnsbury, Vermont Campus, whose primary responsibilities will be teaching, advising, and enrollment growth in the Master of Science in Human Services degree program with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling. Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, regionally accredited, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy—the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is a growing multi-campus program located in New England, the mid-Atlantic region, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, and California. Our mission is to provide broadly accessible higher education in human services to adult learners, supported by the principles of community partnership and academic excellence toward the achievement of social and economic justice. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is dedicated to serving the educational needs of working adults by offering: flexible modes of study (weekend/hybrid/online classes); affordable and accelerated degree programs; and opportunities for students to earn credit for prior college-level learning gained through work and/or life experience. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the development of social analysis, critical thinking, communication skills, and leadership skills. Successful applicants are invested in the School’s mission; enjoy and are skilled in teaching and working with adult learners; appreciate the importance and complexity of working with diverse populations; and have content expertise and training in mental health counseling. Responsibilities include instructional duties in the Mental Health Counseling concentration and supporting campus leadership in student recruitment and support. Each faculty member teaches four courses per term, advises 30-35 students, and fulfills other duties of service and scholarship as required. Starting date for the position is July 1, 2017.

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Required Qualifications include: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or related areas from a regionally accredited institution; demonstrated teaching excellence at the post-secondary level for a minimum of three years; a successful track record of Clinical training and experience, including or qualifying for licensure in the State of Vermont; demonstrated leadership abilities, including innovation, communication, community outreach, managing complexity and strong interpersonal skills. Those who have taught in a Master’s level program in Counselor Education or Mental Health Counseling full-time for no less than one year prior to July1, 2013 with a related doctorate will be considered. Preferred Qualifications: an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in Counselor Education and Supervision; demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education for a minimum of five years; Teaching experience with adult learners at the post-secondary level; experience in working with accrediting bodies; personnel, budgeting, financial and fiscal management experience; a degree from a CACREP/ APA accredited program is preferred; bilingual capability and experience in multi-cultural settings is desirable. Application review will begin mid-May and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, résumé, including curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Dr. David Rudder, Associate Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 or No telephone calls.

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St. Johnsbury, VT


Professional & Continuing Studies

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Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000
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