UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW: Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.
Gallaudet University invites applications for non-tenure/tenure-track positions in the Counseling Program. The Counseling Program is part of the School of Human Services and Sciences and has historically had two specializations: clinical mental health and school counseling. With both specializations redesigned, the clinical program successfully launched in 2022, and the school counseling concentration will launch in the summer of 2023. Additional concentrations are under consideration for the future.
We are seeking a faculty member with specializations in clinical, school, or rehabilitation counseling to join our programs. The faculty member must be able to teach fully online in the fall and spring, participate in a low-residency summer program of approximately two weeks, and provide traditional research and service expected of all tenure-track faculty, if appointed to a tenure-track position. This position is considered regular and may be either tenure-track or non-tenure-track. Extensive resources to support online teaching will be made available to faculty.
Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and
veterans to apply to open positions.
The faculty member hired for this position will teach three or four courses each semester in any of the eight core areas of the Counseling program. Additional teaching will depend upon interests and skills of the faculty member and the needs of the department. Expectations for all faculty (tenure and non-tenure track) are continued excellence in teaching and training. Tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in scholarly productivity and all faculty are expected to engage in departmental, university, and/or professional service as well. For this position, the faculty member must be able to assist with activities for CACREP accreditation compliance, support Chi Sigma Iota, advise students, assist in field placement activities, and other activities to support the program.
Candidates must have a doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field to apply for this position. The applicant must meet the CACREP standards for core faculty or be grandfathered accordingly. Exceptional applicants who are nearing completion of the doctoral degree may apply for a pre-tenure track position.
Candidates who have grandfathered credentials from CACREP are also acceptable. Applicants must be licensed as a mental health counselor, rehabilitation counselor, or school counselor or be license eligible.
Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach effectively with diverse populations, including deaf and hard of hearing students. Candidates must be aware of cultural and educational implications of working with deaf and hard of hearing
students, and either have appropriate communication skills in sign language, or demonstrate willingness to commit significant time and effort over several years to develop the level of communication skills required for tenure at this university. The program is committed to the bilingual mission of the University.
Preferred candidates will have teaching experience in counselor education. Preferred candidates will have applied experience providing counseling services in a clinical, school, or rehabilitation setting. Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree from a CACREP accredited institution. The ideal preferred candidate will have a clearly developing research agenda or proven success in obtaining external funding in the counseling field with a focus on deaf people, a strong social justice perspective, and have applied experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year. The position is contingent on funding.
Starting Date: August 2023 or until filled.
Application Information: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] Interested applicants should submit the following:
Official graduate transcripts.
Letter of application explaining why you are a good fit for this position and Gallaudet.
Names and contact information of three references (we will solicit letters for candidates who advance beyond the first round)
One-page diversity statement.
A statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages).
A statement of research interests (1-2 pages). Your statement should outline how your research could be conducted in Gallaudet’s unique environment.
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