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Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - School Counseling

Apply now Job no: 495004
Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation

Position Title:  Affiliate Faculty of Instruction, School Counseling

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Masters in School Counseling or Counseling with emphasis in School Counseling
  • Current endorsement as a Michigan School Counselor or a current Michigan School Counselor License
  • Minimum of two years school counseling experience in a K-12 setting
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to school counseling program internship sites

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • School counseling supervision experience
  • Education in supervision
  • Successful university teaching experience especially in school counseling
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, School Counseling, or a closely related field
  • Grand Valley State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Teaching school counselor emphasis area courses
  • Individual and group supervision of graduate students in school counseling internships
  • Serve as a liaison for School Counseling Master’s Program and School Partners
  • Advise graduate students
  • Work collaboratively with program faculty and students
  • Travel to school counseling program internship sites

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Leadership & Learning, College of Education/Academic & Student Affairs Division

Campus: Pew Campus

How To Apply: All applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources Department of the University at  Included in the submissions are the applicants’ curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the telephone numbers or email addresses of three references. Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Cathy Meyer @

Application Deadline Date: Review of completed applications will begin on January 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University. Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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