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Clinical Assistant Professor for Counselor Education, Online-Remote Instruction

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Oct 24, 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 (CECP) at Marquette University is seeking candidates for two Clinical Assistant Professor Faculty positions for our online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Both positions are to begin August 2023. Candidates must be able to teach online graduate-level counseling courses with a focus on clinical mental health counseling, and faculty are eligible to work in a remote capacity. Situated in the College of Education, CECP consists of fifteen faculty members and offers on-campus master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling that are CACREP-accredited (see Beginning in the Fall of 2021, the department began offering an online program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (see

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit University with 8,100 undergraduate and 3,500 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

  • Under the direction of the department Chair the individual will perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Teach online graduate courses in clinical mental health counseling, using both an asynchronous and synchronous instructional formats
  • Facilitate and teach an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for the course taught
  • Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups online and through D2L Brightspace using accepted, appropriate instructional methods
  • Contribute to Counselor Education programs through participation in curriculum development, assessment and other program activities.
  • Evaluate student learning using appropriate assessment methods in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program evaluation system
  • In collaboration with the Department of Digital Learning and CECP, update course content based on student feedback, instructional effectiveness, and emerging best practices
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current records on D2L Brightspace concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance
  • Support the department’s mission related to racial and social justice and engaging with communities that are underserved. 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
  • Maintain a student-oriented approach to online 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

Essential Functions
Instructors are expected to:

  • Teach courses in an online format (i.e., asynchronous and synchronous instruction) focused on clinical mental health counseling methods, theories, assessment, research methods, and other core courses important to counseling practice
  • Applicants who have the ability to teach additional specialty courses such as trauma, addictions, child and adolescent counseling or advanced diagnosis and treatment will be preferred
  • Online teaching includes engaging students during the week, answering emails in a timely manner, guiding live synchronous discussion and group work, and guiding asynchronous discussions
  • Develop and prepare teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze, and present knowledge or materials) to respond to student needs
  • Manage content on D2L Brightspace course website
  • Respond promptly to student questions or concerns
  • Compile, administer, and grade written assignments, projects and examinations through D2L Brightspace
  • 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 teaching load per semester would minimally be three to four courses per semester
  • Advise students individually and in group formats.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in counselor education, professional psychology or a related educational field or have completed most doctoral program requirements and the doctoral dissertation will be completed within a year of beginning employment; 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 and colleagues


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in counselor education, professional psychology or a related educational field; have extensive experience in clinical mental health counseling
  • Successful college/university level online teaching experience
  • Extensive and thorough knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught
  • Ability to facilitate live, virtual classes. Instruction may include both an asynchronous and synchronous instructional format
  • Ability to work well with people and relate effectively with students, colleagues, and administration
  • 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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