School Counseling Faculty

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the School Counseling faculty position for the School Counseling program within the Division of Human Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in both core area and school counseling courses, engaging in research and scholarship, advising graduate students, clinical supervision and participating in university, local, regional, or national service. The successful candidate will also be responsible for directing the placements of students in clinical placements, meeting with and developing new clinical placement sites, facilitating professional development opportunities for clinical site supervisors, supervising practicum and internship students, advising students, and actively participating in campus committees and professional counseling organizations.


  • Teach graduate level counseling courses across the core areas in both school counseling;
  • Supervise practicum & interns
  • Fulfill institutional, community, and professional service and/or scholarship responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with faculty across the college
  • Develop relationships with school districts and regional cooperative education services.
  • Advise students.

Skill Sets: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with various student populations.
  • Familiarity with online teaching tools or platforms used in fully online or hybrid/blended formats
  • Ability to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse student, peer, and/or counseling/school-site populations.
  • Ability to reflect and learn from students' participation, demonstrating compassionate and consistent behavior in all educational matters, while maintaining high standards.

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Preferably 2-3 years of experience teaching students in K-12 public or private counselor education program settings.
  • Preferably a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a counseling and/or education settings; experience teaching adult learners in a graduate environment in the classroom and/or online is favorable.

Education Requirements:

  • D. or Ed. D degree in related field with a background in School Counseling.
  • Illinois Professional Educator's License: School Service Personnel Certificate K-12 (formerly Type 73 certification) preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a current cover letter, CV/resume, copy of transcripts from the highest confirmed degree, teaching philosophy, and three references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation. 

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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