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Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling

Naropa University
Job Location:
Boulder, Colorado

Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling

We are searching for an experienced Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling at our Paramita Campus facility. 

Position Title: Core Candidate - Assistant/Associate Professor Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling
No. of Positions to Fill: 4
Department/Program: MTC 12040
Work Location: Combination Remote/On-Site
Reports to: MTC Department Chairperson
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Compensation: $55,000 - $70,000 and commensurate with experience

Job SummaryThe Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) seeks to fill four full-time core faculty positions in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MTC) Department beginning July 1, 2022. We are recruiting for core faculty in both our residential (in-person) and hybrid (remote) programs. The university and program have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. Applicants must be committed to diversity as a core value. 

In addition to demonstrated capacity to teach in the specialty areas of transpersonal counseling/psychology and mindfulness-based approaches to counseling, applicants would be able to teach in some of the following core areas: social and multicultural foundations, human growth and development, counseling and helping relationships, group therapy, assessment, research and program evaluation, psychopathology, professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, practicum, and internship. Another opportunity of this appointment is teaching in the hybrid program which consists of both online and residential intensive learning components. Expertise and experience in online education are valued. 

The job includes administrative duties for the MTC Department, the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) and the university, including but not limited to recruitment and admissions, networking within the field of mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling, student assessment, and active engagement in the leadership of the MTC Department. 

Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate consistent success in negotiating the pedagogical, clinical, research, administrative, and collaborative responsibilities of a faculty appointment within the degree program, within the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP), and within the structure of the university at large. 

Job Duties:

  • *Teach 20 credits each academic year (approximately 10 each semester), primarily in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MTC) Department, but potentially in other degree programs of the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) as well.
  • *Attend and actively participate in all programmatic and school-wide meetings, as well as co-curricular events sponsored by the MTC Department.
  • *In concert with the MTC leadership teams, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development.
  • *Actively participate in the administrative operations of the MTC Department, including admissions interviews and events.
  • *Engage in professional development that includes pedagogical approach, mindfulness and other contemplative education, transpersonal education, and diversity/inclusivity.
  • *Hold regular office hours and provide support to students and prospective students as needed outside of class time, both in-person and remotely.
  • *Serve on and actively participate in appointed university committees.
  • *Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, and protocols outlined in the Faculty and Employee Handbooks.
  • *Contribute to the advancement of the counseling, mindfulness-based and Gestalt therapy fields through professional involvement such as conference presentations, original research, and publications.
  • *Complete additional program and university duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • *An earned doctoral degree or ABD from a CACREP accredited graduate program in Counselor Education; Or an earned related doctoral degree with employment as a full-time faculty member in a Counselor Education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. 
  • *Licensed or eligible at the professional counselor (LPC) or equivalent level.
  • *3+ years of clinical experience as a counselor and a comprehensive understanding of the counseling field and those it serves, in clinical mental health counseling settings.
  • *Demonstrated skill in recognizing and addressing issues related to privilege, oppression, diversity, and inclusivity in higher education communities, especially regarding curriculum content and classroom facilitation.
  • *Excellent oral and written communication skills, administrative skills, and a collaborative style.
  • *The capacity to teach a diverse student body, diverse therapeutic experiences, and a comprehensive understanding of transpersonal counseling/psychology and the mindfulness-based approaches to transpersonal counseling.
  • *Demonstrated ability to work with others in an administrative and leadership capacity.
  • *Ability to teach in a hybrid format (e.g., deliver class content in blended format of online classes along with intensive residentials).
  • *Previous experience with the literature and practices of contemplative education.
  • *Ability to track one’s personal emotional reactivity; Including an ability to recognize and articulate one’s moment-to-moment relationship with compassion.
  • *Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
  • *Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and on-going self-examination.
  • *Ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University for this job and the capacity to provide a rigorous clinical approach as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.

If applying for the rank of Associate Professor, the following qualifications are also required:

  • *Has achieved the rank of Associate Professor or has held a ranked faculty position for at least three years at another accredited university.
  • *At least two years of administrative experience in the role of chair or coordinator of a program
  • *Willingness and ability to serve as a potential chairperson.
  • *Significant evidence of scholarly work such as professional presentations, publications, and/or a demonstrated interest in research.
  • *Demonstrated a record of exceptional institutional service and worked in leadership roles at a university.

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions:
Faculty members spend most of their time in their classrooms or in virtual meetings with some time in offices. In the classrooms and on campus faculty may experience interruptions, distractions, heat, cold, dust and/or dampness. As a faculty member, you may spend extended periods in front of students and speaking as well as:

*Reading academic texts and materials, student papers, etc. 
*Operating personal computer and audio-visual equipment. 
*Standing or sitting for hours at a time. 
*Moving around campus for classes and meetings. 

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