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PNW Visiting Assistant Professor, Counselor Education

Job Summary

The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position with expertise in School Counseling to begin January, 2023.


The School of Education and Counseling invites applicants with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in school counseling from an accredited program or equivalent terminal credential meeting CACREP core faculty eligibility requirements. All but degree candidates, or those currently working toward a doctorate in this field will also be considered. Applicants must be licensed, or license-eligible, in Indiana preferably as a School Counselor, but may also be license-eligible as a Mental Health Counselor or Psychologist.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the School’s Counseling program area and will be expected to (a) teach graduate level courses within the school counseling program; (b) cultivate and maintain relationships with supervisors in community schools; (c) advise student counseling organization; and (d) participate in beneficial service to the school, college, university, community, and profession.

School of Education and Counseling Profile

The School of Education and Counseling are accredited by the State of Indiana, and are nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Counseling Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We offer a Master’s in Education with a Human Services option as well as an Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA) approved certificate in addiction counseling.

Required Experience
  1. Minimum two years of experience providing services in school contexts;
  2. Demonstrated experience and training in the supervision of School Counseling candidates;
  3. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience: 2) a curriculum vitae: 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) three professional references sent directly from the individual reference.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

For inquiries, please contact the School of Education and Counseling; Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; Phone: 219.989.2518. Questions regarding submission should be sent to E-mail:

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW serves approximately 8,800 students with more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and applied doctoral levels. Academic programs are offered within six colleges that have operations on two campuses located in Hammond and Westville:
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering and Sciences
  • College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Technology
  • Honors College
The university is consistently ranked among the best regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity programs are among those earning national recognitions. PNW also is recognized for social mobility among Midwest regional universities. As a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), the PNW Pride compete in NCAA Division II athletics, with more than 300 student-athletes excelling both in the classroom and in competition. Purdue Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff.

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