Position Title: Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Job Code: FAC01
School: Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology, Naropa University
Program: MA Somatic Counseling
Reports to: Dean, Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours per Week: 40
Salary: $46,000

Job Summary: The MA Somatic Counseling (MASC) degree program seeks to fill a full-time core faculty position beginning July 1, 2016. This faculty position teaching a variety of clinical and theoretical courses specific to dance/movement therapy and body psychology as well as general counseling; networking regionally and nationally with other educators and clinicians within the fields of dance therapy and body psychology; and actively engaging as a member of the leadership team guiding the MASC degree program.

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, and within the structure of the university at large.

Job Duties:

  • Teach 20 credits across the course of the academic year (typically 10 each semester), primarily in the MASC degree program, 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 MASC degree program.
  • In concert with the MASC leadership team, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development.
  • Participate in the administrative operations, including Admissions Interviews and events, of the MASC degree program.
  • Engage in professional development that includes pedagogical approach, contemplative view, and diversity/inclusivity.
  • Hold regular office hours and meet with students as needed outside of class time.
  • 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, DMT, and BP fields through professional involvement such as conference presentations, original research, publications, etc.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be board certified as a dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT) through the ADTA.
  • A doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, or a related field.
  • Candidates must have advanced training in observation and assessment of movement beyond what is required for master’s approved programs.
  • Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado at the professional counselor or equivalent level.
  • Demonstrated skill in recognizing and addressing issues related to privilege, oppression, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Candidates must be familiar with historic and contemporary principles and practices of dance/movement therapy and body psychology.
  • Candidate must have teaching experience at the graduate level that is informed and enriched by clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in an administrative and leadership capacity is important.
  • A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
  • Willingness to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant evidence of scholarly work such as professional presentations, publications, and/or a demonstrated interest in research.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to principles of contemplative education.
  • Familiarity with the vision and view of Naropa University.
  • Experience with transpersonal, contemplative, and/or somatic counseling and psychotherapy practices.
  • A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education communities.

Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online here and include a letter of interest and resume.

Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.

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