Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling


The College of Education and Human Services seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory campus. This appointment is designed as a nine-month, continuing position in the School of Counseling and Human Services at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank to serve by supporting the university’s CACREP accredited M.A. in Counseling program. Appointment is based in Hickory and begins fall 2022.

The position will teach graduate courses and carry an 18 hour load (nine hours per term) each year. Terminal degree in Counseling and/or Counselor Education is required (CACREP institution preferred). Preferred candidates will possess the credentials and experience to offer courses in clinical mental health counseling. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Familiarity with and willingness for developing and delivering courses utilizing online and other non-traditional pedagogies is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate closely with LR’s Graduate Admission Office to maintain enrollments and to sustain strong partnerships with clinical placement sites in the field. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement and campus citizenship. 

While completing an application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The university’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed on the About page on LR website) To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by July 1, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kerrie Fuenfhausen, chair of the School of Counseling and Human Services, at kerrie.fuenfhausen@lr.edu

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the university joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last seven years, including a record first-year cohort in 2015, the institution now enrolls over 2,300 students at its three locales, and it intends to continue managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 

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