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Assistant Clinical Professor; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling (multiple

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Assistant Clinical Professor; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling (multiple openings)

Location: COE: Educational Psychology
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 605939
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Job Description

We are hiring for a non-tenure track, Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, academic year positions based at our Phoenix and campus in the Department of Educational Psychology. The position is renewable, based upon effective performance, availability of funds, and program needs, with the possibility of a multiple-year appointment.

The appointment can begin as early as Spring 2023 or by August 2023, depending upon the availability of the selected finalist. The">Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education and offers a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, EdS in School Psychology, Master's degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations. The Department of Educational Psychology has statewide locations that also many of our accredited programs.

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling - School Counseling positions beginning as early as Spring 2023. The position is a 9-month non-tenure track faculty lines with the opportunity for summer course teaching; and is located at the Phoenix Campus. The successful candidates will have specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and/or School Counseling, and will have enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate level, and for training culturally responsive and ethical counselors to serve the needs of communities in Arizona and beyond.

  1. Teach graduate counseling classes (including practicum and internship) for the EPS programs, focusing on the CACREP accredited MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling and MEd Counseling - School Counseling programs
  2. Teach in-person, blended, and online courses
  3. Assist in recruiting and advising counseling students
  4. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, and the profession
  5. Work collaboratively with schools and agencies to coordinate practicum and internship experiences for counseling students

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Earned Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited CACREP program by date of hire - OR - meet CACREP criteria for Core Faculty; ABD candidates who will complete their dissertations during the 2022-23 academic year will be considered at an instructor rank until completion of degree.
  2. College teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant).
  3. Minimum of one year applied experience in the field of Counseling, with background/experience in mental health agencies or schools.
  4. Licensed/certified or eligible for licensure/certification as a Professional Counselor or School Counselor in Arizona and/or willing to seek licensure/certification as a Professional Counselor or School Counselor in Arizona.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated success in teaching graduate level courses in the area of counseling and/or counselor education
  2. Experience, knowledge, and skills in theories and techniques of counseling
  3. Experience in supervising practicum and internships, and teaching multicultural counseling, counseling theories, and counseling processes
  4. Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students
  5. Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects
  6. Demonstrated efficacy in working with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds (e.g., culture, gender/sexuality, language, disability, class); and understanding of the diversity of rural and southwest communities
  7. Active involvement or leadership roles in counseling related professional associations
  8. Experience in networking/collaborating with schools and/or agencies

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

Northern Arizona University also now meets the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) criteria and has earned recognition from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as an HSI. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

The College of Educationat NAU has long been recognized as a leader in education, in Arizona and beyond. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs that blend the best of past successes and modern innovations in teaching and allows students to work closely with our accomplished faculty. For more information on COE and the different academic units, visit:

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to and locate the vacancy 605939, then “Apply” at the bottom of the page.

Please submit the documents outlined below with your application by October 1, 2022.
  • A cover letter detailing qualifications for this position related to teaching and mentorship. Cover letter should also specify which campus(es) you are interested in applying to (Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and/or Yuma).
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (originals will be required of the successful applicants)
  • One-page diversity statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please include examples from your past experiences and your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A list of three professional references with contact information

For questions about this position, please contact the search co-chairs, Dr. Saumya Arora ( or Dr. Steve Farmer ( or department chair, Dr. Sara Abercrombie ( Questions about the application process can be directed to Admin Services Assistant, Hope DeMello (

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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