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Adjunct Faculty - Psychology & Counseling

Takoma Park, Maryland · Education
Job Title: Adjunct Faculty - Counseling & Psychology
Department: Psychology 
Reports to: Grant Leitma 
Date: Continuous Recruitment/Multiple Positions
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christian university that is committed to the Seventh‐day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service.  Students are challenged to seize opportunities for learning in order to become moral leaders in their communities.  WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.  Faith is infused in all that we do to fulfill our vision - from weekly chapel services with faculty, staff and students, to opportunities to participate in mission trips, to semi-annual community service days - our employees experience the WAU difference every day. 
Our faculty have outstanding academic credentials, know their fields inside and out, and have years of experience in the classroom. They love to teach and it shows. But just as important, WAU faculty care about each student’s academic and personal success and they do everything they can to help students to achieve their goals. 
Position Summary: Career Counseling and/or Counseling
Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates for adjunct faculty in the Department of  Psychology & Counseling). Applications will be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not automatically accepted to teach at Washington Adventist University.  Decisions to hire applicants are made at the discretion of the department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reliable teaching performance & skills
  • Lecture & Discussion skills
  • Syllabus preparation
  • Classroom technology familiarity
  • Student rapport
  • Evening hour program availability
  • Responds quickly to emails from students and administrators
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • MA degree in Counseling
  • College Teaching experience
  • Excellence in teaching
  • Classroom management skills
  • Assessment of graduate students
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and dealing with the adult learner
  • Enthusiasm for the counseling profession
  • Personal ethical and spiritual foundation

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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