Assistant Professor (Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health)) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States

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Description of Position: One Assistant Professor (tenure track) position specializing in Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health)


  • Provide direct instruction to MSED and PhD students in counselor education with emphases in one or more of the following: clinical mental health counseling, and group counseling. The assignments will include course instruction, supervision of practicum, and supervision of student research.
  • Serve as academic unit leader for the Clinical Mental Health track, duties of which include coordination of practicum and internship placement, compliance with relevant professional accreditation and state licensure boards such as Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, including yearly maintenance of records and assessment, and active engagement as program-community liaison.
  • Advise graduate students in counselor education and serve on MS and PhD degree committees.
  • Maintain a record of scholarly productivity by initiating research leading to publication in national peer-reviewed journals.
  • Seek and secure external funds to sponsor research, training and service activities.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities to enhance professional development of counselors at the local state, and national levels.
  • Serve the public and constituencies of the department, college, and university as approved/assigned.


  • A doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. Applicants who have completed all requirements except the dissertation (ABD) will be considered. If official evidence of completion of the earned doctorate requirement is not received by August 15, 2016, the position offered will be a term appointment at the rank of Instructor at a lower salary.
  • Hold a license or be eligible for licensure as a LPC, LCPC, LMFT in the state of Illinois.
  • Requires evidence of the potential for scholarly research leading to publication in nationally refereed journals.

Preferences: Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A degree from a CACREP-accredited program, or 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.
  • Post-master's experience in clinical mental health counseling, group counseling or a combination thereof, (b) clinical experience and ability to contribute to other specialty areas within the program (c) demonstrated awareness of issues affecting diverse populations, (d) membership in ACA and its affiliated organizations, especially ACES, AMHCA, AMCD and/or ASGW (e) experience or interest in developing distance education through on-line/hybrid formats and (f) who have had prior university teaching experience.
  • Candidates who have either had the experience or can demonstrate the potential for developing extramural funding for research projects.

Appointment: This is a continuing tenure-track appointment. Appointment is on a nine-month academic year basis. An additional summer appointment may be possible contingent upon funding and student demand. Progress in rank will require demonstrations of excellence in research, publication, teaching, and service. This position is contingent on available funding.

Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2016

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Keyword Phrases

  • Where brains and heart intersect
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Access, opportunity, innovation and teaching
  • Clinical Mental Health
  • Counselor Education
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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