Ohio University & The Patton College of Education
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the historic Northwest Territory and the State of Ohio. As a comprehensive, national research university, it offers distinctive, high-quality education. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the natural beauty of Athens provides a picturesque backdrop for a quintessential college town that boasts a vibrant community of 21,000. Ohio University is categorized as a Carnegie RU/H: Research University (www.ohio.edu).
The Patton College of Education serves over 890 graduate students and approximately 1800 undergraduates in five departments (Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Studies, Teacher Education, Human and Consumer Science Education, and Recreation and Sports Pedagogy) and eleven research/clinical centers The successful candidate will join the Department of Counseling and Higher Education. The College has a proud history spanning 120 years with an influence that is felt both locally and globally. We were the first public teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the College employs more than 75 outstanding faculty with expertise and experience that extends across the globe. By forging trademark partnerships that address the social, economic, and educational issues affecting individuals ability to learn, the College of Education continues to have a profound impact on the state of education in our region and the nation.
Ohio University prides itself on being an agent of transformation by contributing to undergraduate and graduate education, the generation of knowledge through research and creative activity, and through contributions to the culture and economy of the Appalachian region. For additional information about The Patton College of Education, visit our website at https://www.ohio.edu/education/
The Counselor Education Program, Department of Counseling & Higher Education
The Counselor Education Program at Ohio University was established in 1948 by George E. Hill, a national leader in Counselor Education. The first Ph.D. degree from the program was granted in 1962. All degree programs in Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The program offers the Ph.D .in Counselor Education & Supervision (CACREP), and M.Ed. in Counselor Education with Specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP), School Counseling (CACREP), and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CACREP & CORE). The George E. Hill Center is located within the department of Counseling and Higher Education in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University.
Position Description: Director, The George E. Hill Center for Counseling & Research
The George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research is a training facility for Master’s and doctoral students in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education's Counselor Education programs. The Center has a four-fold mission to: 1) to provide a forum for experiential training of master’s and doctoral level Counselor Education students; 2) to provide consulting and outreach services to the university community and the educational and counseling agencies of Southeastern Ohio; 3) engage in scientific research, scholarly publications, project evaluation and grant acquisitions and 4) to provide professional counseling and diagnostic services to the Southeastern Ohio region.
The position of George E. Hill Center Director is a 12-month administrative position. The director is responsible for setting a clear strategic vision that results in the provision of evidence-based, fiscally sustainable, and integrated clinical services and research projects that also provide professional training opportunities. Duties of the director include the following:
- Oversee and manage the day-to-day clinical, research, and administrative activities of the George E. Hill Center
- Engage in the provision of clinical services and the supervision of students in the area of their professional expertise.
- Ensure high quality diagnostic, treatment, or consultative experience for children, adolescents, families, and adults that serves as a best practices model for clinical service and training.
- Participate in Grant Solicitation/Development/Administration - Identify opportunities to seek external grant funding for Center projects and write proposals seeking grant funds for Center research projects.
- Develop new service opportunities and the infrastructure to conduct clinical research by sourcing extramural funding.
- Develop, coordinate, and conduct research projects related to the Center's mission in collaboration with department faculty.
- Oversee all phases of the research process and ensure all research activities comply with Ohio University institutional review board policies and procedures.
- Supervise graduate assistant(s) and oversee other personnel affiliated with funded projects.
- Participate in service at program, department, college and university levels.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Doctorate or master’s degree in counselor education or related field. Licensed or license-eligible for LPC in the state of Ohio within a year. LPCC with supervisory endorsement is preferred.
- Strong evidence of the ability to develop and maintain a focus on research for the center.
- Experience with leading and facilitating grant applications, developing budgets, and maintaining funding
- Strong evidence of the ability to coordinate faculty, staff, and graduate students to fulfill the Center’s mission.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Graduate-level training in statistics and research methodology
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The appointment is for three years with annual renewal based upon successful completion of Center goals. After three years, the director should generate sufficient funds to cover full operation of the Center. The director reports to the department chair and works closely with department faculty.
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
To be considered applicants must submit the following items:
- Cover letter documenting applicant’s qualifications for the position
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of at least three professional references
Review of materials will begin March 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 31, 2017 will receive full consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials in as timely as manner as possible. The desired start date for the position is August 14, 2017. Nominations are encouraged.
The above materials should be attached to the university jobs online application website at https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/XXXXX . Please complete the online quick application and fully describe qualifications and related experience in a current vita accompanied by a cover letter indicating how skills and experiences match the requirements specified in the position announcement. Be prepared to attach: CV, cover letter, list of at least three references with contact information (addresses, phone numbers and email addresses).
Questions should be directed to: Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Counseling and Higher Education, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org