Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor/Psychologist

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Dept. of Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with entry-level position

Position Description
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for two faculty-ranked positions in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services (The Counseling Center). These full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions will begin August, 2013.

To be eligible, an applicant must be licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania (or have Pennsylvania license eligibility) and have clinical experience in a University Counseling Center setting. A Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. The Counseling Center provides services to students with a range of psychological and career/educational concerns. The primary responsibilities include proficiency in treatment planning and providing short-term counseling for students with a range of clinical problems. In addition to providing individual treatment, candidates must also have an ability to provide group therapy as well as crisis work, on-call, and outreach programming across campus. Supervision of graduate-level trainees may be expected.

Attention to the diverse needs and backgrounds of WCU students as well as an ability to collaborate with department psychologists, psychiatrists, and other university health care professionals is a must. Because these are tenure-track faculty positions, selected candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to participate in service across the university spectrum.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have a Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
Must be licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania as a psychologist.
Must have prior clinical experience in a University or College Counseling Center.

Desired Qualifications
Excellent short-term counseling skills; group experience. Conducting Outreach and providing Supervision desired.
Because these are faculty-ranked positions, the candidates must be able to conduct scholarly work and publish in peer-reviewed forums.

University Description
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA) is a public university located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It is situated about 25 miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia. It is one of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Region Description
The Borough of West Chester is the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania and the area is known for its historical properties. The population was 18,461 at the 2010 census.[2]

West Chester University is a short walk from the vibrant downtown Borough of West Chester. Also nearby are Valley Forge, the Brandywine Battlefield, the internationally known Longwood Gardens, Marsh Creek State Park, and other historical attractions.

Required Application Materials
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable but official transcripts are required by time of interview for finalists), and contact information for three (3) professional references

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin mid-March and continue until the positions are filled.

Starting Date
August, 2013

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