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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Counsellor Education

Acadia University

Faculty of Professional Studies, School of Education
Tenure Track, Assistant Professor
Counsellor Educator Position #: 30219

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on, means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.

Acadia University is located in Mtaban, Mi'kmaki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaw, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), and Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) people, and is committed to upholding the spirit and tenets of the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, as well as respecting the historical and contemporary contributions of African Nova Scotians to the land, culture, and life of the region. Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate universities, offering a liberal arts education unique among post-secondary institutions. Acadia offers a stimulating, vibrant environment, on and off campus, where dedicated faculty inspire and challenge students to be their best through supportive personalized learning environments, holistic education, and nurturing community engagement. Academic innovation and a technology-rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. With a progressive commitment to sustainability, the region offers locally-crafted artisan food and beverage, with many communities embracing organic, fair-trade, and farm-to-table ideals. There is a small, but vibrant, francophone community in the Annapolis Valley, and the university campus is situated 6 kms from Grand-Pré National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that commemorates and celebrates Acadian contributions to the region.

The School of Education invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. The school is seeking candidates who are committed to contributing to Acadia’s priorities of decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are asked to indicate concretely in their application how they will contribute to these priorities of our University and School. Acadia University offers Nova Scotia’s only Master of Education in Counselling, a program that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP). The M.Ed. in Counselling program at Acadia University commits to an ongoing effort attracting and retaining faculty from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, and personal backgrounds, reflective of a diverse global society. The successful candidate will join the M.Ed. Counselling team and will primarily teach within the counselling program, which may entail travel to off-site cohorts across the province and region. In addition to teaching, candidates will be expected to develop an independent program of research and scholarly activity. The successful candidate will also actively engage in service activities within the School of Education and Acadia University.

Academic Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess, or be within the final year of completion of, a doctorate in Counsellor Education, Counselling Psychology, or a closely related field, have experience as a counselling practitioner, and must be registered/certified with a professional counselling body (e.g., Registered Counselling Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Psychologist, Registered Social Worker). Applicants for this appointment will need to demonstrate a critical understanding and active engagement in the counselling profession from a stance of cultural humility and responsiveness, which centers the principles and values of justice and equity. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of a developed or emerging research program within the profession of counselling, with explicit connections to areas of cultural responsiveness, equity and inclusion, and social justice practices. Prior experience in counsellor education and experience as a clinical supervisor for counsellors-in-training are considered assets.

How to Apply: Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Faculty.Careers@AcadiaU.ca. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:
- position number (include in the subject of the submission email),
- a cover letter, including statements describing a forward-looking research agenda and teaching philosophy and interests,
- a curriculum vitae, including relevant academic credentials and experience as a counselling practitioner, current scholarly contributions, and evidence of teaching activities, and
- the names and contact information (email and phone number) of three references (to be contacted if shortlisted).

Application should be addressed to:
Dr. Janet Dyment
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Email: Faculty.Careers@AcadiaU.ca

Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence. All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.

Closing Date: February 28, 2023

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Dr. Janet Dyment, janet.dyment@acadiau.ca.