Naropa University — Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy

Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy

We are searching for an experienced Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy at our Paramita Campus facility.

Position Title: Core Candidate – Assistant/Associate ProfessorTranspersonal Wilderness Therapy
# of Positions to Fill: 1
Department/Program: MTC Wilderness 12060
Remote Work Authorization: 100% On-Site
Campus Location: Paramita Campus
Reports to: Chair, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Compensation: $55,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience

Job Summary

Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) seeks to fill a full-time core faculty position in the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy (TWT) program beginning July 1, 2022. At the assistant professor level, the position includes administrative duties for the TWT program, the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology, and the university, including but not limited to recruitment and admission, networking within the field of Wilderness Therapy, assessment, and active engagement in the leadership of the TWT program. At the rank of associate professor, the position includes the responsibilities of program chair, which includes but is not limited to responding to student needs and concerns, scheduling, budget, overseeing program admissions and support of student advising.

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 & Responsibilities
• Teach 20 credits each academic year (approximately 10 each semester) in the Transpersonal
Wilderness Therapy (TWT) program.
• Attend and actively participate in all programmatic and school-wide meetings, as well as cocurricular events sponsored by the TWT program.
• In concert with the TWT leadership team, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development.
• Participate in the administrative operations, including but not limited to admissions interviews and events of the TWT program.
• Engage in professional development that includes pedagogical approach, contemplative education, transpersonal education, and diversity/inclusivity.
• Hold regular office hours and meeting 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 and Wilderness Therapy fields through
professional involvement such as conference presentations, original research, and publications.
• Complete additional program and university duties as assigned.
Job Duties & Responsibilities at the rank of Associate Professor

All the duties listed above in at the rank of Assistant professor as well as:

• Assume duties as the chair of the program including responding to students needs and concerns, budgeting, course scheduling, collaborating with GSCP chairs.
• Attend GSCP Chair's Council and 1:1 with the GSCP Dean.
• Embodiment of contemplative leadership practices.

Required qualifications:
• A master's degree from a graduate institution of recognized standing in counseling or
counselor education that meets the CACREP equivalency standards or was a CACREP-accredited program.
• At least 2 years of experience as a wilderness therapist and familiarity with the principles of wilderness therapy, adventure therapy, and ecotherapy.
• Teaching experience at the graduate level that is informed and enriched by clinical practice.
• Ability and willingness to teach in backcountry settings, including being certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
• 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 in higher education communities, especially in regards to
curriculum content and classroom facilitation.
• Demonstrated ability to work with others in an administrative and leadership capacity and a willingness to rotate into the TWT chair position.
• Status as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) or eligible for an ACS credential.
• The ability and willingness to fulfill the job duties listed in the job description.
• All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
• All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
• All job candidates must demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values 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:
• 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.
• Has achieved the rank of Associate Professor at another accredited university.
• 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.

Preferred qualifications:
• A doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision.
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to principles of contemplative education and familiarity with the vision of Naropa University.
• Significant evidence of scholarly work such as professional presentations, publications, and/or a demonstrated interested in research.
• Experience with contemplative practices and contemplative pedagogies.
• Demonstration of a record of excellence in instruction in academic and field-based learning experiences.

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.

Naropa's health and welfare benefits include the following: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, an employer-sponsored pre-tax retirement savings plan, 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 & long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment, and the retirement plan.

Employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in Naropa's retirement plan only.

All regular full-time and part-time employees accrue sick leave benefits; accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service.

Naropa University's commitment to diversity 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. EOE

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