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Instructor in Rehabilitation Counseling

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Location: Everett, WA
Categories: Woodring College of Education, NTT Faculty Vacancy Pool

Position Title

Instructor in Rehabilitation Counseling

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

Housed within the Woodring College of Education, the MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Program currently employs two full-time tenured faculty and several non-tenure track faculty.  This current position will add a full-time non-tenure-track line within the program.  There are approximately 40 students in the 2-year program.  The Rehabilitation Counseling program is offered at an outreach site in Everett at the Everett University Center on the Everett Community College campus.  For additional information about the program, visit: 

The program embraces diversity and encourages diverse applicants to apply.  Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have experience working in culturally diverse communities and schools and who have the ability to contribute to the creation of a more just and inclusive society.  Under the leadership of its Dean, the faculty, staff, and students of Woodring College of Education are pursuing a shared vision to "foster community relationships and a culture of learning that advances knowledge, honors diversities, and promotes social justice."

About the Position

The MA in Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).  As our Instructor, you will fill the role of the third core faculty member in the program; therefore, any new hire will need to meet the accreditation standards regarding core faculty.  For more information, please review the following document:  Guiding Principles

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Teach 36 credits of graduate courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling program (for course listings see: Curriculum), which may include supervising practicum or internship students in field settings; may include summer teaching opportunities
  • According to the Department's Plan for Faculty Development and Evaluation, non-tenure-track faculty are expected to exhibit quality teaching; faculty are expected to provide students with feedback on their course work and assessments and be available to students to answer questions and clarify expectations during regularly scheduled office hours
  • According to the Department's Plan for Faculty Development and Evaluation, non-tenure track faculty are expected to remain current in their disciplines through ongoing study of the professional literature
  • Participate in program-level service (e.g., participate in program faculty meetings and comprehensive examinations)

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counselor Education or a closely related field at time of appointment OR Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Counselor Education or a closely related field (must complete degree requirements by June 15, 2019 in order to be eligible for reappointment)
    • Doctorate must qualify for status as a core faculty member per the CACREP accreditation standards
  • Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with diverse colleagues and staff and mentor and advocate for diverse students
  • Demonstrated successful collaboration skills and experience
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience in higher education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience in graduate education
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience as primary instructor in higher education settings
  • Demonstrated successful program and instructional design and delivery in distance education
  • Experience in teaching graduate-level practicum or internship
  • Relevant experience (either clinical or teaching) in one or more of the following content areas: (a) addictions; (b) multicultural rehabilitation counseling; (c) family and rehabilitation counseling; (d) psychiatric disabilities; (e) assessment and testing; (f) legal, ethical, and professional issues; (g) foundations of rehabilitation counseling; (h) medical aspects of disability; (i) career development and job placement; (j) case management; and (k) human growth, development, and disability
  • Minimum of two years of experience providing direct service to persons with disabilities as a rehabilitation counselor


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

If you have questions about this position, please email Dr. Elizabeth Boland, Professor and RC Academic Program Director, at 

Your application materials should include:

  • Cover letter addressing the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications
    • Please specifically address your commitment and ability to work with diverse colleagues and staff, and mentor and advocate for diverse students
  • Curriculum vita
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Closing Date Notes

Application review begins June 15, 2018; submissions are strongly encouraged after this date

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay). All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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