Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FGCU: 9 month Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Counseling

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Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU -, the home of “Dunk City” invites applications for a 9 month Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Counseling in the Department of Counseling within the College of Health Professions and Social Work (  The successful candidate will be appointed with a start date of August 7, 2014 and the salary for the position is negotiable.  This is a replacement position for one year during which a search for a permanent replacement will be conducted.  The incumbent in the visiting appointment will be welcome to apply for the permanent position.

About the Department of Counseling

The Department of Counseling ( is a newly formed and dynamic unit with programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling (for both certified teachers and those new to the teaching profession.)  As one of six academic units within the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Counseling offers an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA or MED in School Counseling.  All programs are CACREP accredited and programs preparing School Counselors enjoy Florida DOE approval.  Moreover, the School Counseling programs are accredited by NCATE through FGCU’s College of Education.  Recently migrated from the College of Education, the Department of Counseling is looking forward to expanding its course and array of offerings to add certificate programs and eventual degrees in the next five years.  Faculty in the Department offer expertise in the following areas: clinical mental health and school counseling, accountability, technology in counseling, legal and ethical applications, working with persons in crisis, clinical supervision, and a variety of therapeutic/intervention modalities.

About Florida Gulf Coast University

A vibrant and growing public institution situated within 760 acres of beautiful preserve in Southwest Florida, FGCU is a young university that values innovation and the pursuit of academic excellence.  At the core of its overall mission, FGCU practices and promotes environmental sustainability, cultivates civic engagement and community partnerships, and provides a rich environment for teaching, research, and scholarship.  With its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty FGCU is one of the most exciting educational environments in America serving nearly 14,000 students. FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida.

Responsibilities Include:

The successful candidate will principally teach specialized graduate didactic courses as well as supervise graduate level field experiences.  Specifically, the Department is seeking to fill course assignments in areas of clinical supervision of mental health counselors, psychopathology, working with cross-cultural and special populations, human sexuality, and group counseling.  The successful candidate will also provide service the Department, College, and University as well as to his/her professional discipline.

·         A doctorate (preferred) or masters (required) in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited university; preferably from a CACREP accredited program.  Note that candidates who are ABD are encouraged to consider this opportunity to launch their careers.
·         License as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida or its equivalent (preferred).
·         Knowledge of or experience with school counseling (preferred)
·         experience teaching/supervising in a graduate counseling program at the University level
·         experience with CACREP accreditation and/or state School Counseling program approval (preferred)
·         Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity

Application Process:

The Department of Counseling will accept applications (letter of application, complete CV, and references) by email to the Department Assistant, Michelle Leaver at   Review of materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  For more information or expressions of interest for the position before application submission, please contact: Madelyn L. Isaacs, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Counseling directly by phone (239) 590-7785 or email:   

FGCU is an EOE, which has a commitment to cultural, racial, & ethnic communities & encourages women & minorities to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share this commitment. FGCU is governed by the sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Application packages, including additional materials submitted are subject to public review under Florida's Public Records law, shall become the property of FGCU, and cannot be returned.

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