Assistant Professor Positions, Community and Trauma Counseling Program, Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job Summary

Occupation Physician Assistant
Specialty Emergency and Trauma
Degree Required MPAS/MHS/MMSc/MPH
Position Type Permanent/Full-Time
Work Environment Hospital Clinic/Private Practice
Location 19144, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 11/21/23

The Community and Trauma Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health seeks a new faculty member at the Full Time Assistant Professor Level, to support the CACREP-accredited counseling program at Thomas Jefferson University.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for teaching six to eight courses annually in the graduate and/or undergraduate program(s). In addition to teaching, the position requires additional duties, including but not limited to course and program development, grant writing, student recruitment, student advising, clinical site coordination, and completing outcome measurements for graduate students as per the standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The candidate must maintain clinical practice outside of the University (practice track) OR meet University standards related to scholarship for tenure track faculty (tenure track).

Candidates must possess a doctorate in counselor education or a related mental health field, and possess a professional clinical license (LPC preferred). Candidates from CACREP accredited counselor education programs are strongly preferred.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program. A professional license is required, LPC is preferred. Candidate expertise in addictions and recovery is a plus, as is expertise in play therapy or art therapy in the treatment of trauma impacted clients. Candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience in trauma-informed and related mental health service delivery.

Candidate must have sound teaching experience. Proficiency with online teaching, graduate education, and interprofessional training preferred. Candidates must have experience with course and curriculum development and grant writing. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills, be a strong communicator, a team player, and have proficiency with computers and education-related technology. Candidates who represent underserved communities are encouraged to apply.

The candidate must maintain clinical practice outside of the University (practice track) OR meet University standards related to research/scholarship/creative work for tenure-track professors (tenure track). For this advertised position, the contract type may be practice track or tenure track and will be awarded based on the credentials and experience of the finalist.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research interests or professional practice philosophy and 5) the contact information of 3 professional references in a single PDF addressed to Nicole G. Johnson, College of Health Professions, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497. Electronic submissions accepted as a single pdf submitted by email to [Register to View] style="font-size:14px;">Interested candidates should also submit an on-line application/CV at: [Register to View] Job ID # 9293099

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.