Friday, August 23, 2013

Clinical Mental Health Position - Georgia State University

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University is searching for a tenure-track, assistant professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program to begin fall, 2013. This candidate is also expected to join the department’s Counselor Education and Practice doctoral program.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, and Georgia State University have a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Atlanta is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant metropolitan area that provides numerous opportunities for cultural events as well as professional collaborations within GSU and the broader metro-Atlanta area.

Qualifications:  The individual chosen for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:
  • have an earned doctorate from a CACREP-accredited Counselor Education program;
  • must show evidence of and/or potential for a focused line of research.
  • have experience in and/or show potential for teaching core and specialized courses within the Mental Health Counseling curriculum
  • license-eligible in Georgia

Responsibilities:  Applicants will be primarily responsible for teaching clinical mental health core courses and specialty counseling courses in the masters level Mental Health Counseling Program. These courses may include but will not be limited to basic and advanced counseling skills, ethics and the law in mental health, and practicum and internship supervision. The ideal candidate will demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the professional development of clinical skills at the master’s level. Candidates with training and/or clinical experience in Motivational Interviewing (MI) will be highly considered. Additional responsibilities include but are not exclusive to participating in curriculum assessment and development; contributing to program administration; student advising and mentoring; providing service to the community, university and professional organizations.

Applicants must also show evidence of and/or potential for a focused line of research.Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined research program that has the potential for or is supported by external funding.

Applications/Nominations:  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jonathan Orr, Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, P.O. Box 3980, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980. 

Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by October 15, 2013, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

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