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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
Assistant Professor between $68,751 and $74,376 and Associate Professor between $81,489 and $84,870
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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

Portland State University:

Portland State University (PSU) is an urban university and Oregon’s largest, offering over 200 programs for Postbaccalaureate Certificates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and  campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We take pride in of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement, and innovation.PSU contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. Employees describe Portland State University as a vibrant, diverse, progressive place to work and an environment that welcomes process improvement and innovation. Portland State’s 50-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant centers of culture, business, and technology.

College of Education:

Equity-driven research, teaching, and practice” is the motto of the  College of Education (COE), Oregon’s largest and most comprehensive college of education. In the next five years, the COE will be nationally recognized for working collaboratively with the surrounding communities, Tribal Nations, and our students to advance equity and excellence in education and counseling. This work is sustained through our engaged research activities and our community-centered, culturally responsive professional-preparation programs with innovative models for preparing diverse professionals who are critically engaged global citizens.

The COE mission is to prepare students to advance lifelong learning in diverse learning environments, including schools, postsecondary institutions, community organizations, and social service and health agencies.

Department of Counselor Education:

The Counselor Education department at PSU provides master’s level preparation in the areas of

    • clinical mental health counseling,
    • marital, couple, and family counseling,
    • clinical rehabilitation counseling, and
    • school counseling.

The school, clinical mental health, and marital, couple and family programs are CACREP accredited while the Rehabilitation program is CORE accredited (applying for CACREP accreditation). Strengths of the department include collegial faculty, excellence in teaching, and a model, on-campus Practicum Clinic.

Position Summary:

The Counselor Education department is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member (in the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor) with background and experience in a CACREP accredited program who can teach CACREP core as well as program specific courses.The position is a leadership position and involves teaching courses specific to school counseling and coordinating the school counseling program. Applicants should have a record that shows promise of success in teaching, supervision and research.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Earned Doctorate in Counselor Education or related field with specialization or history in school counseling.
  • Experience/interest in teaching a CACREP program.
  • Experience providing counselor supervision.
  • Experience in a multicultural and diverse settings.
  • Potential for developing a robust scholarly agenda.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

 Preferred Qualification:

  • Earned Doctorate from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Evidence of capacity to coordinate a CACREP school counseling program.
  • Evidence of capacity to advise diverse students in successfully completing requirements in a multifaceted school counseling program.
  • Ability to teach school counseling courses, including Action Research, and to assess school counseling portfolio requirements congruent with professional standards.
  • Experience designing programs in alignment with state licensing requirements.
  • Experience supervising Practicum at an on-campus counseling clinic, or equivalent.
  • Professional experience as a school counselor.
  • Clinical practice experience.
  • Supervisory experience with off-campus internship sites, or equivalent.
  • Involvement in advocacy efforts regarding national and/or state issues affecting school counseling practice.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits:

The starting annual salary for this position will be as follows:

Assistant Professor between $68,751 and $74,376.

Associate Professor between $81,489 and $84,870.

Salary may be negotiated above the range for the rank, dependent upon the factors above, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.An excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools :

 If you have questions, please email

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

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