This full-time faculty position in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) will be part of a dynamic group of Counseling Core Faculty. The candidate should have a strong background teaching Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses (CACREP preferred). Effective interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration with CMHC faculty and staff members, i.e., team player, and a desire to support the mission of Northwest Christian University are paramount in this position. Position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
General for all Faculty:
Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by the department head.
As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
Participate in academic and/or licensure advising, as assigned.
Follow the current Faculty Handbook as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.
Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Specific to this Position:
Participate in clinical portfolio or thesis advising, and clinical supervision as assigned.
Participate in the ongoing development and growth of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program including knowledge of and/or familiarity with the CACREP accreditation process.
Develop and implement program goals for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration area courses aligned with state and national requirements.
Meet regularly with the Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, faculty, and staff to ensure operation of programs.
Contribute to the innovative delivery of education in the classroom and other (online) learning where appropriate.
Provide a solid model of ethical leadership while fostering academics and professionalism with students.
Experience and Qualification Requirements:
Earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP accredited program. (ABD is eligible to apply, and will be considered if it is clear that the terminal degree will be will be conferred prior to the date of hire.) Current Oregon LPC or LMFT licensure or ability to be licensed in Oregon within one year of hire. Graduate teaching experience and field experience, preferably in CACREP programs. Knowledge of Oregon LPC licensing standards, Oregon law pertaining to clinical mental health counselors and CACREP Standards. Familiarity with curriculum standards, new program development protocols, and the CACREP accreditation process. Familiarity with program assessment platforms, such as Taskstream or TK20 and online teaching experience preferred. Experience in academic administration highly desirable.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and clinical management software. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the NCU Theological Context for Community statement.
Higher educational background in the area of Bible/Ministry and/or professional experience in an institution of Christian higher education is highly desirable.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements:
NCU seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith. Application materials will include a personal statement that addresses how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership; how the candidate integrates faith into his/her academic discipline, both inside and outside the classroom; and the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support NCU’s Theological Context for Community statement.
The applicant’s list of references should include the applicant’s pastor or another appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff, and business of the department and the University.
Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
About Northwest Christian University
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Northwest Christian University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.