Bluefield College Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor – Counselor Education

Beginning Fall 2021

The Counselor Education Program at Bluefield College is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Professor with an emphasis on School Counseling. Responsibilities will include teaching in the graduation counselor education programs, advising students, and supervising practicum/internship students.  Candidates are expected to provide service to the college, the School of Education and Social Sciences, and the profession.  Specific teaching assignments for this position include teaching counselor education courses in online and hybrid formats.  Additional duties will include (but are not limited to) assisting with accreditation, participating in program and course development, assisting with admissions and recruitment, participating in new student orientation and welcome sessions, serving on faculty committees, and mentoring adjunct faculty members.

Faculty within the program must uphold the highest standards of the professional standards, have robust clinical experience, are active in roles of leadership and/or advocacy within the profession, contribute to curriculum development, and demonstrate a passion for growing counselors-in-training. Additionally, faculty within the department are committed to each student’s success and willing to create individualized supports to ensure their achievement within the program. Counselor Education faculty are innovative, seeking solutions, and are actively engaged in the ongoing quality improvement of the program.

Faculty are required to maintain the appropriate licensure, including all activities necessary to maintain such licensure, when teaching in programs that require its faculty to be licensed. They must also meet all requirements and expectations for faculty as described by any applicable accrediting organization with jurisdiction over the faculty’s program of record.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred by the time of appointment
  • Expertise in school counseling
  • Certification or ability to be licensed as a professional school counselor
  • Experience or training in teaching, supervising, and advising counseling students,
  • Expertise with distance learning and instructional technology
  • Professional experience working with diverse populations (students or clients).
  • Travel to the face-to-face intensives (3 weekends during 16-week term) is generally expected

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or previous licensure as a professional school counselor in Virginia and/or West Virginia
  • Current or previous licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Paid work experience as a professional school counselor
  • Experience with addictions counseling
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and meets requirements of CACREP defined “core faculty”
  • Demonstrated community involvement in a leadership, advocacy, or social justice role
  • Membership and active involvement in professional counseling organizations

The individual must be a committed Christian and have the ability to integrate faith and learning, foster critical and creative thinking, work cooperatively within the campus community to advance the mission of the college, and demonstrate excellence in graduate teaching.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is not necessarily a physically demanding job and generally requires no specific physical demands other than those typical in a modern office environment.  Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.

Specialized Equipment Requirements 

The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position requires equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.

Working Conditions and Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions. This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private residential institution of higher education, with physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic faculty employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Christian Faith
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of reference

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605,

Additional information about Bluefield College is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield College is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield College is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield College shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the College is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.