Columbus State University

The position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education is a nine-month, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Counseling in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Responsibilities include: teaching in the school and clinical mental health counseling programs; teaching courses related to counselor education in face-to-face, blended, and/or online formats; advising students at the graduate level; supervising practicum and internship students in P-12 school settings and other clinical sites; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; developing and maintaining a line of research and publication; performing service and administrative tasks necessary to ensure excellence in counselor educator preparation at Columbus State University; using technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction; and a commitment to active learning and student engagement.

The successful candidate will perform service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives, foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement and educational research, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University’s focus on student engagement and active learning.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 35 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates should have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in counselor education from a regionally accredited institution (CACREP preferred); certification as a school counselor and license as a Professional Counselor; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience/familiarity with CACREP accreditation processes; have earned their doctoral degrees by the time of application; have school counseling experience; have a developed publication and research agenda; have the ability to bring innovative strategies to the counselor education program; and have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.

Salary Range:   Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.  Applications for all faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be received prior to second round of interviews if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) guidelines, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

• Transcripts (Official Transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to second round of interviews. Unofficial Transcripts may be submitted for early consideration. Electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Dr. Jan Burcham at
• Letter of Application (Addresses how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy

• Statement of Research Interests
• Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
• 3 references with current emails and telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hanna Lainas, Chair of Search Committee, or Dr. Jan G. Burcham,  Associate Dean in the College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or e-mail to

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