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Assistant Professor of Practice

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 07/31/2019

The Department of Counselor Education invites applications and nominations for a non-tenure-track fixed term in the School Counseling Program faculty at the Assistant Professor of Practice level, starting September 16, 2019.
Background: Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.
More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.
“Equity-driven research, teaching, and practice” is the motto of the College of Education (COE), Oregon’s largest and most comprehensive college of education. In the next five years, the COE will be nationally recognized for working collaboratively with the surrounding communities, Tribal Nations, and our students to advance equity and excellence in education and counseling through our engaged research activities, and our community-centered and culturally responsive professional-preparation programs with innovative models for preparing diverse professionals who are critically engaged global citizens.
The COE mission is to prepare students to advance lifelong learning in diverse learning environments, including schools, postsecondary institutions, community organizations, and social service and health agencies.
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Appointment: Assistant professor of Practice, 0.50 FTE, 9-month non-tenure-track fixed term position is open until finalists identified, and application screening begins on June 4, 2019. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuation/renewal (contingent upon the availability of funding).
Essential Functions:

• Teach courses in the department’s CACREP curriculum.
• Serve as an academic advisor to students in the School Counseling program.
• Participate in community outreach and partnerships.
• Serve on University, College of Education, and Department committees as assigned.
• Actively collaborate with core faculty on departmental administrative activities.
Required Qualifications:
• Earned Master’s Degree from a CACREP accredited program.
• Experience/interest in teaching School Counseling courses.
• Experience providing counseling supervision to counseling students.
• Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. from a CACREP accredited program.
• Identification with and preparation as a school counselor or related field.
• Experience providing school counseling services in P-12 settings.
• Ability to teach School Counseling courses such as Parents, Families, and Communities in Schools; Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling; and Counseling Individuals with Diverse Needs.
• Experience or capacity to develop/cultivate long-term relationships with various stakeholders, in particular, local, national/state governmental agencies (e.g., Oregon School Counseling Association, Oregon Board of Licenses Professional Counselors and Therapists, American School Counseling Association).
• Capacity to advise diverse students in the School Counseling Program.
• Eligibility for Oregon licensed professional counselor (LPC).
Compensation: The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $62,604 at 1.0 FTE ($31,302 at 0.50 FTE). The starting salary may be negotiable above this range; however, it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.
PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
To Apply:
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Long Tran 503-725-4684 or email at
Our university community values campus diversity and we particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals with research and teaching interests relating to multiculturalism, ethnicity, prejudice and social justice are of particular interest.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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