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 family therapy.

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 position.

Adjunct instructor applications are being accepted for 3 general areas:
  • Undergraduate and graduate degree campus-based classroom courses
  • Graduate degree online classroom courses
  • Graduate degree campus-based clinical supervision courses
Position Overview

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 their contract.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults, pedagogical methodology, curricular development, and curricular evaluation.
  • 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 objectives/outcomes
  • Schedule one office hour per week for student consultation
  • Schedule administrative time for classroom, laboratory, and clinical preparation.
  • Maintain communication with the Program Director and/or Director of Clinical Training regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

To be considered for an Adjunct COFT instructor, you must meet the following requirements.
  • Master's Degree in human development, Counseling, or Couple and Family Therapy
  • 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 supervisors
  • Demonstrated ability to use anti-racist and socially-just frameworks.
  • Demonstrated competence with required knowledge and skill of assigned content area.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive energy regarding professional education.
  • 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 skills.
  • Ability to perform the requirements of the job descriptions (listed above).
  • Computer skills including sending/receiving e-mails, researching topics via the web, attaching, sending and opening documents; participation in online chats; function in library databases.
Preferred qualifications
  • PhD degree or Doctorate in Human Development, Counseling, or Couple and Family Therapy
Supplemental Posting Information

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 location).
  • 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 for employment.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants is ongoing.

Advertised:Aug 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Nov 30 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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