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Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
January 28, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY's Department of Counseling invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2024. We are eager to hear from candidates who have a deep commitment to inclusive and transformative teaching practices along with a vision for an ambitious researchagenda. Specific responsibilities include teaching online and on campus master's level counseling courses and undergraduate health and human services courses. The teaching load for these positions is 9 courses over two years. The position also includes maintaining an active research agenda, advising students, and providing service and leadership to the department, university, and counseling profession.

The Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University offers a CACREP-accredited Master of Arts in Counseling degree with both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks, and an undergraduate minor in Health and Human Services. Degree programs are offered to students both online and on campus. For additional information about the department, please visit

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP accredited program

  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice professional counseling in North Carolina

  • Evidence of ability or potential to teach a variety of counseling-related courses

  • Evidence of ability or potential to provide clinical supervision effectively

  • Strong record of, or evidence demonstrating potential for, scholarly productivity

  • Evidence of ability to create an inclusive learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds and experiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing and teaching online and on campus courses

  • Experience with program development and coordination

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations, and believes in providing a diverse learning community to develop the whole person. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University has 5,441 undergraduates and 3,348 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "pro humanitate." For quick facts about the University, go to https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state's "City of the Arts," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theater and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, sample of scholarly work, copies of graduate transcripts, and list of and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation from three professional references will be requested of selected candidates later in the review process. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2023. Materials should be submitted as one PDF online by visiting . For questions regarding the position and department, please contact Dr. David Johnson (). For questions about the application and submission process, please contact .

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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