Faculty/Director of the Professional School Counseling Program

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

ID: 7066562
Posted: May 28, 2020
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Job Description

Buena Vista University (BVU) is an independent, regionally accredited comprehensive university offering a blended professional and liberal arts curriculum. BVU serves a student body predominantly from Iowa, many of whom are the first members of their families to attend college. The university’s main campus is located in picturesque Storm Lake, a diverse, vibrant, and professional community of 11,000 situated in the heartland of northwest Iowa.

The Master of Science in Professional School Counseling is a two-year, 48-credit hour program designed for working professionals. A cohort of approximately 60 students is admitted each July, averaging 120 students in the program at any time. Students are required to attend an intensive seven-day residency program on campus each summer, with all remaining classes offered during the evenings in a Zoom hybrid format.

Reporting to the dean of the School of Education, the director of the Professional School Counseling Program serves primarily as a faculty member in the program with administrative responsibilities. This is a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor position with a 5/6 term contract. In addition to teaching courses in the program, the director is responsible for hiring and evaluating faculty, scheduling and assigning faculty to courses, and admitting and advising students through program completion. The director is assisted by a part-time faculty member, the director of graduate programs, administrative assistants, and a team of outstanding faculty.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in counselor education, with an emphasis in professional school counseling from a CACREP accredited program by date of appointment, an established professional identity as a professional school counselor educator through affiliation with relevant K-12 school counseling experience and counseling associations. Candidates should provide evidence of successful teaching and communication skills in counselor education, experience providing supervision to counselors-in-training, and licensure, or eligibility for licensure, as a professional school counselor in the state of Iowa. If not currently licensed, candidates must describe in detail what steps will need to be taken to become licensed. A successful candidate must demonstrate support for the university’s mission, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, assessment, presentation, and communication skills, and must demonstrate effective leadership, strategic planning, writing, and intercultural skills.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; complete applications received by June 30, 2020 will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jim Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Buena Vista University website at www.bvu.edu

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