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Job Title: Professor of Counseling
Company Name: Lenoir-Rhyne University
Location: Hickory, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/20/2024
Expire Date: 07/20/2024
Job Categories: Education, Human Resources, Information Technology, Counseling, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Professor of Counseling

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

The College of Education and Human Services seeks applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville of Lenoir-Rhyne University. These appointments are designed as a nine-month, open-rank (assistant professor or higher) positions in the School of Counseling and Human Services to serve in the center supporting the university’s CACREP-accredited M.A. in Counseling program. These appointments are based in Asheville and begin fall 2024.

These positions will teach graduate courses and carry an 18-hour load (nine hours per term) teaching load each year. Service to the university, scholarly/professional engagement and campus citizenship is also required. A terminal degree in counseling and/or counselor education from a CACREP-accredited institution is required. Preferred candidates will possess the credentials and experience to offer courses in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Familiarity with and willingness to develop and deliver courses utilizing online and other non-traditional pedagogies is required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate closely with LR’s graduate admissions office to maintain enrollments and sustain strong partnerships with clinical placement sites in the field. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement and campus citizenship.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the university’s commitment to excellence in engagement and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity and equity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and/or students from diverse backgrounds and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in their current or previous positions.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private masters comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of more than 40,000. The university has additional off-campus instructional sites in Asheville, NC, and Columbia, SC, which include the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS). Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour drive from Charlotte, and the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of about 365,000. The university now offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to approximately 2400 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Please visit our About page to learn more about the university.

Application Process

To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by April 22, 2024, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Application materials include:

  • Letter of application specifically addressing your qualifications and experience for this position
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address and phone number

The university’s mission, vision and values statements may be reviewed on the university's About page. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to the search committee chair, Paula Swindle, Ph.D., at paula.swindle@lr.edu.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment

Lenoir-Rhyne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, political affiliation, age, marital status, sex/gender, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status in any educational programs and activities, including admissions. Lenoir-Rhyne’s policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity extends to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion, discipline, discharge, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits. Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing an environment that promotes nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.


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