Naropa University — Core Candidate – Assistant/Associate Professor – Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology (CPBP)

Core Candidate – Assistant/Associate Professor

We are searching for an experienced Core Candidate – Assistant/Associate Professor at our Arapahoe Campus facility.

Position Title: Core (Candidate) Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Code: FAC01
School: Graduate School of Psychology
Program: MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology Concentration (CPBP)
Reports to: Dean, Graduate School of Psychology
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Pay Rate: $55,000-$75,000 and Commensurate with experience
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Job Summary: Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) seeks to fill a half-time or full-time core faculty position in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology (CPBP) concentration beginning July 1, 2021. Applicants would be able to teach in some of the following areas: Contemplative/Buddhist Psychology as applicable to group dynamics and leadership, counseling & helping relationships, human development, professional counseling orientation & ethical practice, social and cultural foundations, assessment, research methods, career counseling, or psychopathology. The job includes administrative duties for the CPBP concentration, the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology, and Naropa University, including but not limited to recruitment and admission, networking within the field of counseling, assessment, and active engagement in the leadership of the CPBP concentration.

Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate interest and capability 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, primarily in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology (CPBP) concentration, but potentially in other degree programs of the university, as well
•Attend and actively participate in programmatic and school-wide meetings and committee retreats, as well as co-curricular events sponsored by the CPBP concentration
•As a member of the CPBP leadership team, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development
•Participate in the administrative operations of the CPBP program, including admissions interviews and events
•Engage in socially transformative and contemplative development both personally and in one's teaching
•Hold regular office hours as indicated in the Faculty Handbook
•Serve on and actively participate in appointed university committees
•Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, and protocols outlined in the Naropa University Faculty and Employee Handbooks
•Contribute to the advancement of the Contemplative/Buddhist counseling field through professional involvement such as conference presentations, original research, and publications
•Complete additional program and university duties as assigned
•Rotate into the Program Chair position

Minimum Qualifications:
•A doctoral degree or ABD from a graduate institution of recognized standing in counseling or counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
•Three or more years of clinical experience as a counselor/psychotherapist and a comprehensive understanding of the counseling field and those it serves
•Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado at the professional counselor (LPC)
•Three or more years of teaching experience at the graduate level that is informed and enriched by clinical practice, including demonstrated proficiency in using contemplative approaches which enhance students' cultivation of mindfulness-awareness, compassion, and connection with others
•Demonstrated skill in recognizing and addressing issues related to privilege, oppression, diversity and inclusivity, especially with regard to curriculum content and classroom facilitation
•An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education, the workplace, and in the counseling field
•Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
•A well-established ongoing mindfulness-awareness contemplative meditation practice
•Familiarity with Buddhist Psychology and its application to counseling
•Skillful and creative verbal communication
•A collaborative and playful style

Preferred Qualifications:
•Shows evidence of significant work in the field such as professional presentations, publications, clinical practice, and/or a demonstrated interest in research reflective of a counselor identity.
•Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of contemplative education and familiarity with the vision of Naropa University and the CPBP concentration
•Familiarity with the literature and practices of contemplative education
•Record of institutional service and work in leadership roles at a university.
•Ability and willingness to teach in an online setting

If applying for the rank of Associate Professor, the following qualifications are also required:
•Has achieved the rank of Associate Professor at another accredited university
•Demonstrates a record of institutional service and work in leadership roles at a university
•Shows evidence of significant work in the field such as professional presentations, publications, clinical practice, and/or a demonstrated interest in research

Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2021. Qualified candidates should apply online and attach a letter of interest and their curriculum vitae.

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Naropa's health and welfare benefits include the following options: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, and a variety of voluntary, employee-paid supplemental insurance plans.

A comprehensive benefits package is available to full-time employees who work a minimum of 30-hours each week. Employees who work 20 – 29 hours each week are eligible for only the employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, and employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment. Employees who work less than 20-hours per week are not eligible for benefits.

All employees are eligible for sick leave. Accrual for sick leave is based on hours worked. Salary and hourly full-time and part-time employees (does not include faculty) are eligible for vacation and personal leave time. Accruals for vacation and personal time are based on number of years served.

Applications:The application is open until filled. Qualified candidates should apply online and include a CV/resume and an academic writing sample.

Naropa University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, skin color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military/veteran status, or any other status protected under federal and state law.
Naropa's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion aligns with its highest aspirations to apply contemplative inquiry and education to explore and embody the human qualities that facilitate collaboration to create a common humanity and a just society. Individuals who have experience with and a commitment to inclusive communities are encouraged to apply.

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