Open Position

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


The purpose of this position is to provide administrative, teaching, and advising excellence to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Master of Arts program on the Lansing campus.  Students are primarily adult learners, ages 20s to 60s, seeking expanded employability, licensure and greater opportunities in the mental health profession.



Teaches courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum on the Lansing campus in a manner consistent with program learning objectives, accreditation standards, ethical standards and Michigan counselor licensure law. Courses could include Research, Analysis and Appraisal, Basic Counseling Skills, Practicum, Internship, Group Counseling, Consulting Theory and Practice, among others. Assists program director with development of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, facilitating compliance with industry standards and Council on Accrediting Counselor-Education Related Programs (CACREP) standards. Collaborates with program director and assists with completing requirements for the CACREP accreditation processes. Provides administrative oversight of Lansing-based Clinical Mental Health program. Collaborates with program director to develop and monitor curriculum and learning outcomes related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Helps coordinate the Counselor Education Advisory Committee. Assists the program director with program-related initiatives, as needed. Collaborates with the program director on marketing initiatives related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, especially for the Adrian and Lansing programs. Assists with the admissions process for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on the Lansing campus. Teaches a minimum of 21 credit hours during the regular academic year in face-to-face, hybrid or totally on-line formats. Assignments can include research, core counseling and core clinical mental health courses. Participates in Graduate Council meetings, Graduate Faculty meetings, and at least 1 university faculty committee each year. Maintains contact with other academics and practitioners while keeping pace with the emerging body of knowledge in counseling. Engages in research in counseling, facilitating student involvement in design, participation and publication of results. Provides proactive advising and creative mentoring to program students. Works closely with Counseling Field Experience Coordinator to assist in securing student placements for CMH students. Other duties and responsibilities as required of full-time faculty.



Requires earned doctorate degree preferably in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited institution. Candidates applying with a related doctoral degree must have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Requires one to three years’ recent college/university teaching experience, both face-to-face and online, teaching adults and/or graduate students. Requires professional identification with the Counseling field as evidenced by teaching experience and professional association memberships (ACA, ACES). Experience with CACREP accreditation credentials strongly preferred.  Must hold or be eligible to hold licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. Must maintain malpractice insurance at acceptable industry levels. NBCC credential or willingness to seek NBCC credential preferred.  Michigan CAADC credential (or ability to obtain) a strong plus. Must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to collect and interpret data effectively in planning and evaluation. Position involves teaching 21 credits across the fall, winter 1 and winter 2 and summer 1 semesters.  Faculty report in mid-August. Must be able to travel between campuses and teach evening and/or weekend courses. Must be able to use technology proficiently, such as computerized word processing, email, and online learning management systems (such as eCollege).  Experience with online portfolios preferred. Requires ability to manage multiple priorities successfully. Outstanding communication, organizational, and leadership skills. Must present professional appearance and behavior at all times.



Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of your teaching philosophy to shujobs@sienaheights.edu.  In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  EOE



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