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Small, private liberal arts university on 3 campuses

The College of Education and Human Services seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Counseling position at the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. This appointment is designed as a ten-month, continuing position in the School of Counseling which will lead and support the University’s B.A. in Human & Community Services, M.A. in Human Services and its CACREP accredited M.A. in Counseling programs. Appointment is based in Asheville and begins fall 2022. The position will teach graduate courses and provide leadership for programs on all three of Lenoir-Rhyne’s campuses. Terminal degree in Counseling and/or Counselor Education is required (CACREP institution preferred). Candidates must possess evidence of exemplary college teaching experience, knowledge of CACREP standards and accreditation processes, and demonstrate prior leadership experience. Familiarity with and willingness for developing and delivering courses utilizing online and other non-traditional pedagogies is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate closely with LR’s Graduate Admissions Office to maintain enrollments and to sustain strong partnerships with clinical placement sites in the field.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship.


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While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed at: To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by January 15, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kerrie Fuenfhausen, chair of the search committee, at


Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. LR enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has had 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth. LR’s main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds.

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