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Faculty - Counseling Services (School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 29, 2023
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Faculty - Counseling Services (School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Position Description

Rider University seeks an individual for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Counseling Services Program in the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling to begin on September 1, 2024.

Rider University’s Counseling Services Program is CACREP -accredited, with MA degrees in Counseling Services (school counseling focus) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree can also complete a concentration in Dance Movement Therapy.

Our students come from and intern in school districts and community agencies which serve diverse client populations. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, work with such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are required.

Successful candidates will be responsible for 18 teaching hours (six class sections) per academic year. The program consists of different formats of courses (i.e., in-person, online, and hybrid). Candidates who are able to teach a variety of course formats and attend and engage in in-person activities and responsibilities on campus are preferred. In addition to teaching, candidates will be involved in program development and assessment, including preparation for CACREP re- accreditation and advising and supervising graduate students in the counseling services program and serving on Department, College, and University committees. Candidates will be expected to carry out a research agenda and disseminate results in scholarly publications and at professional conferences.

Position Requirements


The following documents must be submitted at the time of application completion
  • An official transcript documenting your doctoral degree in Counselor Education
  • OR
  • An official transcript documenting that you are enrolled in a doctoral degree program in Counselor Education
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching a variety of counseling courses in School Counseling and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating different modalities into teaching, including in-person, online, and hybrid courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to infuse multicultural issues across the curriculum and have experience with evidence-based treatments, previous counseling practice, and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a coherent research agenda and are capable of carrying out their research agenda and disseminating results through professional venues.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • A degree from a CACREP (submit a transcript of completion or in progress in Counselor Education)
  • A related degree and have been employed as full-time faculty in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching and supervising fieldwork courses (e.g., practicum and internship).
  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching a wide range of counseling courses, including but not limited to Multicultural Counseling, Group, Theories, and Counseling Supervision.
  • Candidates with research agendas focusing on underserved and/or racially/ethnically diverse populations, particularly minority youth.
  • Candidates are eligible for licensure and/or certification as an LPC or school counselor in NJ.
About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


Lawrenceville, NJ

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Divisional Unit

Academic Affairs


Graduate Education, Leadership & Counseling (CEHS)

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10 months

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Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must complete an online application and upload the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and goals; a detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals, and needs; and a statement on diversity, which should include a discussion of the applicant’s commitment to diversity and evidence of experience teaching and working with diverse students.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact faculty search co-chairs: Juleen Buser ( or Yi-Ju Cheng (

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Interest
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Goals
  4. Letter of Interest
  5. Commitment to Diversity
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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