East Tennessee State University's (ETSU) Clemmer College is seeking an enthusiastic, integrity-minded, and collaborative leader to Chair our vibrant Department of Counseling and Human Services (CSHS), a 12-month tenured position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. Throughout the hiring process, we look for evidence of candidates' abilities to contribute to collegiality and good will, with demonstrated experience in promoting inclusive academic cultures characterized by psychological safety, transparency, peer support, and empowerment of the individual. The successful candidate will collaborate with departmental faculty to develop and implement a vision that reflects the educational, research, and service values of the department within the context of the vision and mission of the college and university.
Clemmer College values a diverse and inclusive environment, enriched by persons of differing lived experiences, points of view, and cultures. We strive for a climate of openness and acceptance for students, faculty, and staff. Join us to contribute to our mission to prepare competent, ethical, self-reflective, and caring counseling and human services professionals who are committed to improving the human condition. Historically Excluded Groups (HEGs) are encouraged to apply.
ETSU is a Carnegie-classified doctoral/research-intensive institution, with a diverse student body of 14,000+ students. Clemmer College began as a college of education and evolved to encompass teaching and learning, physical and mental well-being, and leadership. The College is comprised of six academic departments (Counseling & Human Services, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Foundations & Special Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport, Exercise, Recreation, & Kinesiology) which offer nine undergraduate and twenty-eight graduate degree programs, including three doctoral degrees. The College also includes a K-12 laboratory school, an early childhood care facility, four research and practice centers, and the Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In addition to its educational mission, the College provides opportunities for research, community engagement, and professional outreach.
The CSHS department presently consists of 16 full-time faculty, a Director of Field Experiences, and support staff. The Department offers undergraduate minors in Human Development and Learning, Family Studies, Leadership Studies, and Trauma and Resilience, B.S. in Human Services, M.S. in Human Services (soon to transition to Individual, Family, and Community Science), a M.A. in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling concentrations), Graduate Certificates in Community Leadership and Nature-based Therapy and, in collaboration with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership (Counselor Leadership concentration). The counseling program was the recipient of the 2019 Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program award by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The department operates the ETSU Community Counseling Clinic, a training facility that provides free counseling services to the university and community. Programs are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Those interested are encouraged to view our website: https://www.etsu.edu/coe/chs/default.php.
Located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains, our university is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service, and an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that ETSU strives to provide to its employees. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our educational climate by fostering diversity and inclusion.
All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.
Job Category: Faculty
Earned doctorate in counseling, human services, child and family studies, or a social/behavioral science-related field. Candidates with a doctorate in a field outside of those listed will be considered if the faculty member has previous experience as a department chair or director of a unit encompassing the disciplines listed above.
Demonstrated academic, research, or practice-related administrative and leadership experience (e.g., program coordinator, director, department chair, professional association board or committee leader, or related experience).
Strong record of teaching, research, service, and leadership commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate or full Professor.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and willingness to lead the department toward incorporating multi-cultural and multi-perspective experiences in their interactions with students, faculty, and the community.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.