Visiting Instructor in Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology Naropa University, Department of Psychology United States

Job Summary: The Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) seeks to fill one full-time visiting faculty position in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MTC) concentration beginning August 1, 2019. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. Applicants must be committed to diversity as a core value. 

 

We are also interested in applicants who are eager to contribute to a sense of caring community, compassionate practice, and cohesion within the MTC department. The MTC faculty is dedicated to cultivating supportive and sincere relationships in the department, and we value a workplace culture that is facilitative of personal as well as professional growth for students and faculty.

 

The job includes administrative duties for the MTC concentration, the Transpersonal Counseling and Psychology (TCP) program and the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP), including but not limited to recruitment and admissions, networking within the field of mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling, student assessment, and active engagement in the delivery of the MTC concentration. 

 

Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate consistent success in negotiating the pedagogical, clinical, and collaborative responsibilities of a faculty appointment within the degree program, within the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP).

 

Job Duties:

 

Create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.

Teach 24 credits (full-time) or 12 credits (part-time) each academic year, primarily in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MTC) concentration, but potentially in other degree programs of the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) as well.

Attend and actively participate in all programmatic and school-wide meetings, as well as co-curricular events sponsored by the MTC concentration.

In concert with the MTC and Transpersonal Counseling and Psychology leadership teams, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development.

Actively participate in the administrative operations of the MTC program, including admissions interviews and events.

Engage in professional development that includes pedagogical approach, contemplative education, transpersonal education, and diversity/inclusivity.

Hold regular office hours and provide support to students and prospective students as needed outside of class time, both in-person and remotely.

Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, and protocols outline in the Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Complete additional program duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Master's degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing in counseling or a related field.

Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado at the professional counselor (LPC), psychologist, social worker or equivalent level.

Comprehensive understanding of the counseling field and those it serves, in particular clinical mental health counseling settings.

Teaching experience at the graduate level that is informed and enriched by clinical practice.

Demonstrated skill in recognizing and addressing issues related to privilege, oppression, diversity and inclusivity in higher education communities, especially in regards to curriculum content and classroom facilitation.

Ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and a collaborative style.

The capacity to teach a diverse student body, diverse therapeutic experiences, and a comprehensive understanding of transpersonal counseling/psychology and the mindfulness-based approaches to transpersonal counseling.

Ability to track one's personal emotional reactivity; including an ability to recognize and articulate one's moment-to-moment relationship with compassion.

Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, Psychology or related field from an accredited program.

Status as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) or eligible for an ACS credential.

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to principles of contemplative education and familiarity with the vision of Naropa University.

In addition to demonstrated capacity to teach in the specialty areas of transpersonal counseling/psychology and mindfulness-based approaches to counseling, applicants would be able to teach and provide curricular leadership in social and multicultural foundations. 

Additionally, applicants would have the capability of teaching assessment, practicum, and internship. 

Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online and include a letter of interest and resume.

 

Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity. 

 

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