Assistant Professor - Mental Health Counseling

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Mental Health Counseling

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA


Job Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, 9-month academic year, tenure-track assistant professor in Mental Health Counseling master's program.

The Department of Psychology has approximately 20 FTE faculty members, over 200 undergraduate majors, and about 75 graduate students in mental health counseling, school psychology, and experimental psychology.  The department has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body.  All university faculty are expected to practice effective teaching, conduct scholarly activity, and perform professional and community service.

The person filling this position in the Department of Psychology will serve as a member of the department's CACREP-accredited Mental Health Counseling master's program. Additional job responsibilities include teaching counseling-related graduate courses, teaching undergraduate psychology courses, supervising counseling practica, developing a research program suitable for the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students , and providing quality service to the department, university, community, and their profession. In addition, faculty are expected to create a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse. Faculty will have a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, working with underrepresented populations, and creating an inclusive environment for our increasingly diverse student body.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program by September 15, 2021
  • Experience as a licensed counselor and license eligible in the state of Washington (LMHC)
  • Multicultural competence and commitment to supporting and promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong professional identity as a counselor educator
  • Record of scholarly productivity
  • Training and experience providing clinical supervision
  • Graduate coursework in psychology
  • Experience in tele-mental health
  • Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.
  • Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion.

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available.
Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June.

Additional Information:  For  additional information about the University, visit:

How To Apply: Apply online at (Job ID 3890)

Required application materials:  

  • A detailed cover letter explaining your interest in this position and clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required and preferred qualifications, and (b) qualify you to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
  • Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training, and contact information for three professional references (at least one who can specifically comment on teaching);
  • Teaching statement that includes your teaching philosophy and indicates courses you are willing/able to teach;
  • Research statement that includes discussion of your researcher identity and plans for development of a research program at CWU;
  • Diversity statement that details how teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity); and
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of degrees held


Screening Begins: March 15, 2021 and will be open until filled


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