Dept. of Counselor Education, Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temporary, 1 Year)
Bridgewater State University
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 24714
The Department The Department of Counselor Education at Bridgewater State University has 5 full-time faculty and a full-time Director of Fieldwork serving two CACREP programs, Mental Health and School Counseling, and a Student Affairs master's program.
The Department of Counselor Education is committed to fostering diversity and infusing ethics and best practices within our curriculum. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Counselor Education invites applications for a full time, benefited, 1 year temporary position, teaching primarily in the area of Mental Health Counseling, to begin Fall 2023.
Duties include: Teach graduate counseling courses as a part of a 3:3 teaching load, primarily courses in mental health counseling, teaching general counseling courses, and the possibility of summer teaching subject to availability.
Advise graduate counseling students
Demonstrate ability to use technology effectively in online and in-person teaching, and learning designed to meet the educational, culturally relevant, and emotional needs of our students.
Faculty members are expected to contribute service at the department, college and university levels as well as engage in ongoing scholarship and professional activity.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education OR a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
Commitment to social justice/equity
Evidence of effective teaching experience in a higher education setting
Evidence of effective clinical supervision experience
Evidence of scholarly activities related to counseling, counselor training, and/or critical mental health issues
Membership and commitment in counseling and counselor education related professional organizations.
Ph.D. from a CACREP accredited program
Expertise and/or experience with diverse populations
Experience teaching Career Counseling, Research, and/or Psychopathology.
Work experience as a professional mental health counselor and/or a professional school counselor
Hold a current, independent license in professional Mental Health Counseling in Massachusetts or be license eligible in MA at the start date for this position
Evidence of effective partnerships within and among community stakeholders and the ability to enhance collaborative relationships with local agencies and/or schools
Experience teaching in higher education, including utilizing technology and distance learning.
Knowledge of and/or experience with CACREP standards
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testingthrough the university's Wellness Center.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Evidence of effective teaching (upload as attachment)
Example of recent scholarly work that is related to counseling and/or counselor education (upload as attachment)
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.