Summary of Duties: Washington State University College of Veterinary is looking for a full time counselor. This is an annual, non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Counseling and Wellness in the College of Veterinary Medicine and will report to the Director of Counseling and Wellness and to the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs.
The majority of the position effort is to provide wellness, mental health, and academic counseling and coaching to veterinary students, veterinary house officers and graduate students. Other efforts will be devoted to consulting with faculty and staff members or groups regarding veterinary student wellbeing, mental health concerns, and group dynamics, proactively providing wellbeing, informational and educational programming about personal, relational, academic and other issues throughout the academic year.
The position serves as a liaison with agencies and programs outside of the college to provide well-being, and related programming to students and/or faculty and will work in partnership with experts in diversity and inclusion to provide educational opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and house officers.
Required Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work, and experience working with university and/or adult populations.
Must have or meet qualifications for licensure in the State of Washington within one year of hire. Job continuation contingent on this being met.
Desire to work as part of a team-centered department focused on all aspects of student wellbeing and mental health care.
Ability to balance work and tasks based on changing environments, requests and needs.
Demonstrated commitment to working collegially and collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.