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Clinical Assistant Professor

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Overview

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Marquette University is seeking candidates for a Clinical Assistant Professor positions available to support our on-campus Clinical Mental Health Counseling program beginning August 2023. Candidates must be able to teach graduate-level counseling courses with a focus on clinical mental health counseling.

Situated in the College of Education, the Department consists of eleven faculty members and offers master’s degrees on-campus in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling that are CACREP-accredited (see In the Fall of 2021, the department also begin offering an online program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit University with 8,400 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate and professional students across a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University’s Jesuit Mission Statement, which can be found at Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and equity for all individuals including age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability, and social class ( The university is located in urban Milwaukee, a large and ethnically diverse city. The university and department support community engagement in teaching, research, and service.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
Instructors are expected to:

  • Teach courses in an on-campus, in-person CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program
  • Courses would include child and adolescent counseling, counseling theories, psychopathology and diagnosis, career counseling, assessment and other core courses important to counseling practice
  • Some online teaching opportunities may be available
  • Develop and prepare teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze, and present knowledge or materials) to respond to student needs
  • Respond promptly to student questions, needs, or concerns
  • Compile, administer, and grade written assignments, projects and examinations through D2L Brightspace
  • Manage content on D2L Brightspace course website
  • Maintain records of student performance on D2L Brightspace
  • Remain current with new trends and development in field of clinical mental health counseling and related ethics and legal issues
  • The typical teaching load per semester would be four courses, with possible opportunities for course releases for administrative responsibilities or research grants.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the department Chair the individual will perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Teach in-person graduate courses in clinical mental health counseling
  • Facilitate and teach an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for the course taught
  • Evaluate student learning using appropriate assessment methods and Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program evaluation system
  • Update course content based on student feedback, instructional effectiveness, and emerging best practices
  • Effectively and accurately participate in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology assessment and accreditation (i.e., CACREP) process, including gathering and reviewing required materials
  • Communicate concerns about student behavior to Director of Counselor Education or Department Chair and contribute to department gatekeeping policies as needed
  • Maintain a student-oriented approach to education
  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues and support collegiality
  • Uphold professional and ethical standards and adhere to University policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in counselor education, professional psychology or a related educational field (i.e., applicants may be all but dissertation if there is defined date of graduation); have experience in clinical mental health counseling
  • Knowledge of content and skills for clinical mental health counseling methods
  • The ability to teach core knowledge and skills for clinical mental health counseling
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to relate well with students, colleagues and administration


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduation from a CACREP accredited institution with a doctoral degree in counselor education; have extensive experience in clinical mental health counseling
  • Successful college/university level teaching experience
  • Commitment to racial and social justice and serving underserved or marginalized populations
  • Extensive and thorough knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught
  • Ability and willingness to follow written and oral procedures and instructions
  • Skill in written and oral communication



It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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