The Counseling Program at Bluefield University is conducting a faculty search for a full-time Assistant Professor with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health. Responsibilities will include teaching in the Master of Arts in Counseling program, advising students, and supervising practicum/internship students. Candidates should exemplify servant leadership and service extending to the University, the School of Education and Social Sciences, and the profession.
Faculty within the Counseling Program are versatile with instructional pedagogy utilizing a hybrid delivery model of online, asynchronous, and in-person instruction. All core faculty are required to participate in on-campus instruction three times each semester during an intensive weekend. 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.
The counseling faculty at Bluefield University are innovative thought leaders, that collaborate to seek solutions and create equitable opportunities for all students, clients, and the profession. Faculty within the program must uphold the highest standards of professional conduct, have robust clinical experience, be 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 are willing to create individualized support to ensure their achievement within the program.
Faculty are required to maintain the appropriate licensure, including all activities necessary to maintain such licensure; preference for state licensure in the state of Virginia, North Carolina, or West Virginia, or ability to attain it. 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.
- Doctorate in Counselor Education. Advanced ABD will be considered; the degree must be conferred by the time of appointment
- Expertise in clinical mental health counseling
- Certification or ability to be licensed as a professional 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 required
- Current or previous licensure as a professional counselor in Virginia, North Carolina, and/or West Virginia
- Current or previous licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor
- Paid work experience as a professional counselor and/or clinical supervisor
- Doctorate in Counselor Education and meets requirements of CACREP defined “core faculty”
- Demonstrated community involvement in 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 University, and demonstrate excellence in graduate teaching.
To apply for this position, please visit https://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ 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
- Original Transcripts
- Three letters of reference
Please note the definition of “Original Transcripts”
Hard-copy transcripts and other academic records are considered “official” when they arrive in a sealed, stamped, official envelope with the seal and any other security feature intact. Electronic transcripts are considered “official” when we receive them from a secure site formally linked to the sending institution or testing service.
Academic records received in any other condition, such as transcripts that arrive in an unsealed envelope, or that are emailed or uploaded by the student, or that are printed from the university portal, are not considered “official.”
Official transcripts may be sent to:
Academic Affairs Office
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA 24605
Additional information about Bluefield University is available at www.bluefield.edu.
To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.
Bluefield University 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 University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University 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 University 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 University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.