Fall 2024 Adjunct Faculty COUN 704-01: Foundations of Higher Education

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7254275 (Ref.No. 5311011)
Posted: June 11, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jun 04, 2024

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Counseling program's course, COUN 704-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

COUN 704 Foundations of Higher Education Tuesdays 7:15-10:00 PM

COUN 704 is a 3-unit graduate counseling course required in the Higher Education and Student Affairs specialization on the Master’s of Counseling program.

Course Description: This course introduces counseling students to the field of higher education and student affairs: theory, research, practice, and current issues. As an introduction to this professional field, this course examines the historical, theoretical, and functional foundations of higher education and explores the role(s) of the counselor and student affairs administrators in higher education settings. The course aims to develop and build upon the counselor’s working knowledge of multicultural and diverse client/student populations and consider an equity and inclusion framework to provide culturally relevant and appropriate student affairs interventions and supports by not only understanding and adhering to that framework, but by advocating for social justice in education, and in higher education in particular. Understanding the oppressive foundational constructs of higher education systems provides students with the ability to form their perspectives to develop their careers as counselors.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an M.S., M.A., and/or Ph.D. in the relevant area of Counseling or Psychology.

Evidence of college teaching experience with high ratings or at least 3 years of full-time experience (or the equivalent) as a practicing clinician (i.e., MFT, PCC, Clinical or Counseling Psychologist, School Counselor, School Psychologist, College Student Counselor, or Career Counselor).

Broad knowledge of the counseling field (theory, research, and practice) and of the specific counseling professions identified in the previous sentence.

A foundational knowledge of theory, research, practice, and current issues relevant to the field of higher education and student affairs, especially as it relates to advocating for social justice in education, and in higher education in particular.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of excellence in teaching similar (experiential) graduate counseling or psychology courses.

In-depth knowledge of SMC’s counseling department and of the career specializations College Student Counselor Career Counselor.

Experience working in a higher education setting as a counselor.

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/147508

We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.