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Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education, tenure track

Montana State University Northern
Havre, Montana, USA
Commensurate with credentials and experience and within the guidelines set by the collective bargain
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Graduate Program in Counselor Education at Montana State University Northern (MSUN), invites applications for an academic-year (10-month), tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education position, anticipated to begin August 2023. This successful candidate will teach a 4-4-2 load in the core and School Counseling (state accredited) and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializations in a program working toward CACREP accreditation. The duties and responsibilities of this position also include assisting in establishing practicum and internship sites with school districts and/or mental and behavioral health providers, participating in scholarship and service activities; collaborating across MSU-Northern programs and with Montana University System institutions; and supporting student recruitment, retention, and progression efforts.

Effective teaching is the primary mission of this position and MSU-Northern. For more information about this program and MSU-Northern, go to

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program by position start date
  • Licensure, or eligibility for licensure, as a professional counselor in the State of Montana
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Emphasis in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Interest in teaching courses such as Career Counseling, Appraisal, and Research
  • Evidence of successful teaching/supervision at the graduate level via face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid delivery
  • Experience as a supervisor for practicums and internships
  • Experience with program development and state and national accreditation preparation

Annual salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and within the guidelines set by the collective bargaining agreement. For our employees, MSU-Northern offers an employer-paid health plan, paid sick leave, and retirement. Find detailed benefits information at

 It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin in August 2023. Apply online at Applicants must include the following: a cover letter which addresses each of the required and preferred qualifications noted above, professional and academic career goals, and interest in the position; a resume or curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; and the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. During the interview process, a teaching demonstration by the candidate will be required. 

Montana State University-Northern (MSUN) is a comprehensive university serving approximately 1,100 students in an unusually large geographic region that includes four American Indian reservations. It is one of six baccalaureate institutions comprising the Montana University System. The campus is located in Havre and offers courses leading to a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in engineering technologies, trades, agriculture, automotive, diesel, professional teacher education, business, nursing, industrial technologies, and sciences. MSUN emphasizes a variety of learning delivery options and responds to a wide range of student needs. MSUN education provides the opportunity for social and economic upward mobility for its students. Explore our 115-acre campus through a virtual tour at this link,

The city of Havre is located in North Central Montana, the Big Sky Country, an area known for its outdoor recreational opportunities. Havre is surrounded by great high plains of grain stretching into Canada to the north, the enormous Fort Peck Lake to the east, the Bear’s Paw Mountains to the south, and the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park to the west; a pristine environment in all directions. Agri-business, retail stores, services, farming, ranching, railroad, and education are the local economies. Rail and air transportation are provided locally by Amtrak and Cape Air. The metropolitan communities of Great Falls, Montana, 120 miles southwest, and Medicine Hat, Canada, 150 miles northwest, offer big city amenities.

Montana State University-Northern values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. Montana State University-Northern commits to a learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, gender, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation (taken together, generally, “protected-class harm”). An inclusive environment is necessary for a healthy and productive University community. 

Montana State University–Northern is an ADA/AA/EEO and Veterans' Preference Employer.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU-Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. MSU-Northern makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To claim veteran's preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, MSU-Northern, Havre MT 59501; 406-265-3568;

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