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Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Naropa University

Date Posted Jan. 26, 2023
Title Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
University Naropa University
Boulder, CO, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General

Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

We are searching for an experienced Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology at our Nalanda Campus facility.

Position Title: Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
Department/Program: CPBP 12010
Work Location Authorization: 100% On-Site
Campus Location: Nalanda Campus
Reports to: Dean, Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Compensation: $55,000 - $70,000 DOE
Number of Openings 2

Job Summary

Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) seeks to fill a full-time core faculty position in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology (CPBP) concentration beginning July 1, 2023. Applicants would be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: Contemplative/Buddhist Psychology as applicable to group dynamics and leadership, counseling & helping relationships, human growth and development across the lifespan, professional counseling orientation & ethical practice, social and cultural foundations, assessment, research methods, career counseling, or diagnosis and treatment planning. The position includes administrative duties for the CPBP concentration, the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology, and Naropa University, including but not limited to recruitment and admission, networking within the field of counseling, assessment, generating research, scholarship and or creative works disseminated within the discipline for state, regional, national, and international audiences, contemplative engagement, and active participation in the leadership of the CPBP concentration.

Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate interest and capability in negotiating the pedagogical, clinical, research, administrative, and collaborative responsibilities of a faculty appointment within the degree program, within the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP), and within the structure of the university at large.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Teach 20 credits each academic year, primarily in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology (CPBP) concentration, but potentially in other degree programs of the university, as well
Attend and actively participate in programmatic and school-wide meetings and committee retreats, as well as co-curricular events sponsored by the CPBP concentration
As a member of the CPBP leadership team, develop and conduct plans for assessment, community building, and ongoing curriculum development
Participate in the administrative operations of the CPBP program, including admissions interviews and events
Engage in socially transformative and contemplative development both personally and in one's teaching
Hold regular office hours as indicated in the Faculty Handbook
Serve on and actively participate in appointed university committees
Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, and protocols outlined in the Naropa University Faculty and Employee Handbooks
Contribute to the advancement of the Contemplative/Buddhist counseling field through professional involvement such as conference presentations, original research, and publications
Complete additional program and university duties as assigned
Rotate into the Program Chair position

What We Require

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
Candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors with students, staff, and faculty peers.
Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to receiving and integrating feedback and ongoing self-examination
Familiarity with Buddhist Psychology and its application to counseling
Three or more years of clinical experience as a counselor/psychotherapist and an understanding of the counseling field and those it serves demonstrated engagement with a variety of aspects of the counseling field.
Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado at the professional counselor (LPC)
Demonstrated skill in recognizing and addressing issues related to privilege, oppression, diversity and inclusivity, especially with regard to curriculum content and classroom facilitation
An established mindfulness-awareness contemplative practice
Skillful and creative verbal communication
A doctoral degree or ABD from a graduate institution of recognized standing in counseling or counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.

Professional Identity, Other Experience, Knowledge, Skills, or Competencies Requirements and Minimum length of prior relevant professional experience:

At least one-year experience teaching or co-teaching coursework typically related to a professional counseling curriculum
Demonstrated sustained engagement in activities of the counseling profession and its professional organizations. Maintaining memberships, dissemination of research, scholarship and creative works, holding credentials, and engaging in service activities with organizations such as the American Counseling Association and/or its divisions, Chi Sigma Iota (both at the chapter level and national level), and the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates.

What We'd Like You to Have

A collaborative style
Three or more years of teaching experience at the graduate level that is informed and enriched by clinical practice, including demonstrated proficiency in using contemplative approaches which enhance students' cultivation of mindfulness-awareness, compassion, and connection with others
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of contemplative education and familiarity with the vision of Naropa University and the CPBP concentration
Familiarity with the literature and practices of contemplative education
Record of institutional service and work in leadership roles at a university.
Ability and willingness to teach in an online setting

If applying for the rank of Associate Professor, the following qualifications are also required:

Achieved the rank of Associate Professor at another accredited university
Demonstrates a record of institutional service and work in leadership roles at a university and within the discipline.
Evidence of significant work in the field such as professional presentations, publications, clinical practice, and/or a demonstrated interest in research

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions:
Faculty members spend most of their time in their classrooms or in virtual meetings with some time in offices. In the classrooms and on campus may experience: interruptions, distractions, heat, cold, dust and/or dampness. As a faculty member, you may spend extended periods in front of students and speaking as well as:

Reading academic texts and materials, student papers, etc.
Operating personal computer and audio-visual equipment.
Standing or sitting for hours at a time.
Moving around campus for classes and meetings.

Naropa recognizes the following holidays throughout the year:

-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Fall Break, 4th Thursday and Friday in November
-Winter Break, the last two weeks in December encompassing the Christmas holiday as well as New Year's

Naropa's health and welfare benefits include the following: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, an employer-sponsored pre-tax retirement savings plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching, and a variety of voluntary, employee-paid supplemental insurance plans.
A comprehensive benefits package is available to full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours each week. Employees who work 20 – 29 hours each week are eligible for only the employer-paid short-term & long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment, and the retirement plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

Employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in Naropa's retirement plan only, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

All regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including student workers, accrue sick leave benefits. Full-time and part-time staff positions accrue vacation and personal time. All leave accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service.

The University recognizes the importance of including its employees in its organizational mission and values and welcomes employees into the classroom to "touch the magic." Specifically, regular employees are provided generous tuition remission opportunities for themselves and their family members.

Naropa University participates in the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP). CIC-TEP is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC participating institutions (full-time as designated by the employer/institution). Additional information can be found here: University's commitment to diversity aligns with its highest aspirations to apply contemplative inquiry and education to explore and embody the human qualities that facilitate collaboration to create a common humanity and a just society. Individuals who have experience with and a commitment to inclusive communities are encouraged to apply. EOE

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual and relationship violence. This law applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

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