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Assistant Professor in Counseling-Student Affairs
This is a tenure track, Assistant Professor, academic year position at Northern Arizona University (NAU) based in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the Department of Educational Psychology. The appointment will begin with the Fall 2022 academic semester. The Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education and offers a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, EdS in School Psychology, Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations. The Department of Educational Psychology has statewide locations that also offer accredited programs.

Aligned with NAU’s mission “to develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment,” the College of Education seeks to build on our strength in preparing culturally responsive educators. The college is hiring five new tenure-track faculty who are experienced or emergent researchers, committed to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in Arizona PK-20 educational institutions.These faculty positions are part of a new initiative at NAU to foster equity and promote the success of our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations.

Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in areas of need as identified in the qualifications section, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and mentoring. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), disabled, and/or LGBTQ+.

With Arizona’s changing demographics -- the largest population of students in the state’s public schools are Latinx, and Indigenous students represent 22 federally recognized tribes -- the College of Education is focused on preparing individuals who can contribute to academic preparedness, positive educational outcomes, school climate, and fostering college-going and completion rates in economically and racially diverse communities. The school seeks candidates who ground their work in issues of equity, power, and justice to contribute to the college’s goal of developing professionals who implement anti-racist, culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable practices. Relevant background for the positions includes expertise in one or more issues of race, culture, class, gender, language, disability and sexuality. Successful candidates will have experience and a research focus centering Indigenous and/or Latinx communities, issues, histories, and/or epistemologies.

The following tenure-track Assistant Professor positions are included in this cluster hire:
  • Bilingual Multicultural Education;
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Mathematics Education
  • Counseling Student Affairs
  • Diversity in Human Development and Behavior

The MEd Counseling Student Affairs program is over 30 years old and is the only counseling-student affairs program in the southwest region. The two-year 48 credit hour experience is strengthened by close collaboration with student affairs departments throughout the university and the local community college. Full-time students secure assistantships, about half of which are in residence life, one of the largest residential life programs in the west. The program meets CAS standards, and exceeds standards in theory to practice experiences in assistantship, fieldwork, practicum, and internship. The program prepares graduate students for careers in higher education by combining the foundational principles of counseling and student development with college impact research. The program strives to educate graduate students who are culturally responsive educators equipped to serve as effective leaders in higher education.

To apply for this position, visit: https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=605889&PostingSeq=1
Position: Assistant Professor in Counseling-Student Affairs
Organization: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff,  AZ 
United States
Salary: $62,000 to $64,000
Posting Start Date: 12/23/2021
Date Posted: 12/23/2021
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned Doctorate in Student Affairs, Counseling or closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered only if they will have their degree by the start date.
  • College teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant)
  • Expertise in at least one area of scholarship relevant to the cluster hire focus as demonstrated by high-quality publications/presentations
Status: This listing expires on: 1/26/2022
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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff,  AZ 86011
United States
(928) 523-7148
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