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Faculty, Counseling

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 4, 2023

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

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Job Title:Faculty, Counseling


College/Division:College Of Professional Advancement

Primary Job Posting Location:

Atlanta, GA 30341

Additional Job Posting Locations:

(Other locations that this position could be based)

Job Details:The Department of Counseling in the College of Professional Advancement at Mercer University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track, full-time, nine-month faculty position. The position start date is August 1, 2023.


The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding effectiveness in interactive teaching and student engagement; maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Counselor Education Program’s graduate degree programs; demonstrate enthusiasm and effectiveness as a mentor to graduate counseling students engaged in research at the doctoral level; engage in intrusive advising and curriculum development/assessment; work collegially with other faculty; demonstrate engagement and collaboration within the university; and demonstrate the capacity for developing strong partnerships within the community to ensure outstanding student outcomes. Demonstrated knowledge of CACREP expectations and standards, experience linking course and program content and outcomes to CACREP standards, experience in the development and implementation of program effectiveness assessment plans, and experience with the CACREP accreditation process are required. The position may include administrative oversight of the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision.

The position’s teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, blended, and a limited number of online graduate courses. Supervision of clinical field experiences, the guidance of student research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences, and participation on doctoral committees are expected. The faculty workload consists of the teaching equivalent of 9 graduate credit hours per academic semester. Additional duties include academic advising, mentorship, research and scholarship, college and university service, accreditation-related activities, and other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean.

Candidates should also possess teaching experience with demonstrated results and a focus on clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and/or clinical rehabilitation counseling. Experience and a commitment to working with, mentoring, and teaching adult learners from diverse populations are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

?The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision or a related field from a regionally accredited university and a CACREP-accredited program. Candidates must be licensed or licensed-eligible as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and credentialed as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Additionally, candidates must have:

• Record of teaching excellence with counseling students

• Clear counselor educator identity

• Commitment to diversity, advocacy, and social justice

• Excellent communication, collaboration, interpersonal skills, and organization

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with leadership and administration in higher education

• Knowledge of CACREP-accreditation standards,

• Demonstrated record of research and scholarship

• Commitment to the mentorship of counseling students in master’s and doctoral programs

• Experience conducting Program assessment and evaluation.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Document Attachments:

- CV

- Cover letter

- Statement of Teaching Philosophy

- List of three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should have three current letters of recommendation sent directly to the Coordinator of the Counseling Faculty Search, Office of the Dean, the College of Professional Advancement, Mercer University, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341-4115 or electronically to

Additional Information:

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The University enrolls more than 9,000 students in 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and professional advancement – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus – and regional academic centers in the Atlanta metro area. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University’s School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions, and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; The Medical Center, Atrium Health, and Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon; and Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is one of only 286 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement, established as the College of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2003, is committed to serving post-traditional learners. Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are offered to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. The College’s programs provide students with distinctive, multidisciplinary experiences that integrate theory and practice. In addition to providing general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools at Mercer, the College of Professional Advancement offers degree programs in areas including technology, public safety, public and human services, leadership and administration, healthcare, and liberal arts. Programs are offered on Mercer’s campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County, and online.

The Department of Counseling is a vibrant department with 12 faculty members and over 350 students in 4 CACREP accredited programs: a master’s in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. The Department of Counseling was the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program Award from the Southern region of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES).

Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Tyler Wilkinson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS at

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Job Family:Faculty Social Sciences

EEO Statement:


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Why Work at Mercer

Mercer University offers a variety of benefits for eligible employees including comprehensive health insurance (for self and dependents), generous retirement contributions, tuition waivers, paid time off, technology discounts and so much more!

At Mercer University, a Bear is more than a mascot: it's a frame of mind that begins with a strong desire to make the most out of your career. Mercer Bears do not settle for mediocrity or the status quo. If you're seeking an environment where your passion and determination are embraced, then you want to work at Mercer University.

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