Thursday, September 15, 2016

FGCU Faculty Position Available: School Counseling, Assistant/Associate Professor

School Counseling, Assistant/Associate Professor

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU -, the home of “Dunk City” invites applications for a 12 month Assistant or Associate Professor in Counseling in the Department of Counseling within the College of Health Professions and Social Work ( The department anticipates hiring one faculty in the School Counseling specialty area.  The successful candidate will be appointed with a start date of August 7, 2017. 

About the Department of Counseling
The Department of Counseling ( is a recently 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 in School Counseling.  All programs are CACREP accredited and programs preparing School Counselors enjoy Florida DOE approval.  Moreover, the School Counseling program is accredited by CAEP through FGCU’s College of Education.  The independent Department of Counseling has expanded its offerings to include two certificates and is looking forward to expanding its course and array of offerings to other post master’s certificate programs and eventual degrees in the next five years.  Faculty in the Department offer expertise in the following areas: school counseling, accountability, technology in counseling, legal and ethical applications, working with persons in crisis, clinical supervision, human sexuality, working with families, 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 candidates will principally teach specialized graduate didactic courses, as well as supervise graduate level field experiences.  Specifically, this position will fill course assignments in areas of clinical supervision of counseling interns and practicum students, as well as in group counseling, appraisal, career counseling, school counseling and leadership, special populations, and courses in development in crisis and trauma, fostering resiliency, and play and creative approaches in counseling.  The successful candidate will also provide service the Department, College, and University as well as to his/her professional discipline.  A typical teaching load across the year is 3/3/2.  Faculty in 12 month positions earn and can take up to 22 days of annual leave per year. 


  • A doctorate (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. The Department of Counseling is also conducive to mid-career candidates who want to re-energize.
  • Certification and knowledge of, or experience as a school counselor (preferred)
  • License as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida or its equivalent (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:

Applicants should go to, create an account in our Eagle Jobs system, and proceed to upload required materials of cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, list of five references, statement of experience with research and scholarship in the discipline, statement of teaching philosophy. 

Pre-application inquiries may be directed to:

Russ Sabella, Ph.D.
Search and screen committee chair
School Counseling Program Director

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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