About the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy
The Department of Counseling and Family Therapy prepares students
to succeed in today's behavioral healthcare environment through
evidence-informed, rigorous clinical education. Students build an
excellent foundation on which to build their future careers in
human development-counseling, addiction counseling, and couple and
Our internationally recognized faculty have expertise in areas such
as attachment-based therapies, evidence-informed therapies,
individual and community-based traumas, interdisciplinary
healthcare collaboration, LGBTQ, medical family therapy, sex
therapy, supervision, substance abuse, and suicide.
Adjunct instructor applications are accepted on a continuous basis
and reviewed by the Interim Department Chair, as well as respective
Program Directors when openings become available. Adjunct positions
are granted on a quarter-by-quarter basis. The university academic
calendar is four eleven week quarters). *Please note
this posting does not guarantee a currently open
Adjunct instructor applications are being accepted for 3 general
- Undergraduate and graduate degree campus-based classroom
- Graduate degree online classroom courses
- Graduate degree campus-based clinical supervision courses
The adjunct instructor member will employ a variety of strategies
to foster student learning and discussion, as well as encourage
active learning in all students. Adjunct instructors maintain
proper course-related records, evaluate student work, and provide
student with timely feedback as to the progress toward meeting the
objectives of the course. The adjunct instructor is responsible for
effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom, clinical,
simulated laboratory, or online settings. Each adjunct faculty
member is responsible for exemplifying the mission of the College
of Nursing and Health Professions as well as the Department of
Counseling and Family Therapy. Instructor responsibilities may
include teaching days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
- Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the teaching of
adults, pedagogical methodology, curricular development, and
- Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of
curriculum using a written plan.
- Plan and provide theoretical instruction, clinical, or
laboratory experiences that reflect an understanding of the
philosophy, learning objectives, and curriculum of the respective
COFT program to which they are assigned.
- Evaluate individual student achievement of curricular
- Schedule one office hour per week for student consultation
- Schedule administrative time for classroom, laboratory, and
- Maintain communication with the Program Director and/or
Director of Clinical Training regarding any course or student
- Perform other similar duties as assigned.
To be considered for an Adjunct COFT instructor, you must meet the
- Master's Degree in human development, Counseling, or Couple and
- 1-3 years teaching experience
- Experience with Learning Management Systems
- LMFT/LPC license preferred.
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved
Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate requirement for adjunct faculty
- Demonstrated ability to use anti-racist and socially-just
- Demonstrated competence with required knowledge and skill of
assigned content area.
- Strong interpersonal skills and positive energy regarding
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with both
students and faculty members.
- PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse clearance; PA State
Police Criminal Background clearance; FBI fingerprinting clearance
(Adjunct Clinical Supervisors)
- Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication
- Ability to perform the requirements of the job descriptions
- Computer skills including sending/receiving e-mails,
researching topics via the web, attaching, sending and opening
documents; participation in online chats; function in library
Supplemental Posting Information
- PhD degree or Doctorate in Human Development, Counseling, or
Couple and Family Therapy
CNHP takes seriously its responsibility to ensuring its Adjunct
COFT instructors are thoroughly prepared. As a requirement of
employment, you must complete the following pre-class activities:
- Complete orientation with Program Director, Director of
Clinical Training, or designee (Approx. 2 hours).
- Complete orientation to the lab or clinical assigned where
required (approximately 2 hours depending on the course and
- Complete Online 101 tutorial, for online courses only (2 live
one hour sessions plus 6-8 hours of self-paced learning).
- Complete required orientation to course content technology
(Blackboard) (Approximately 2 hours).
Only applicants who apply through Drexel Careers will be considered
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants is ongoing.
Aug 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Nov 30 2023 Eastern Standard Time