Clinical Specialist - Counselor Education

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 4, 2023

Non-tenure-track, Clinical Faculty Position in Counselor Education
The College of New Jersey

To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and is working to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice among our faculty, staff, and students. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.

The Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenure-track, Clinical Specialist, to join our community starting in August 2024 . The position is offered for an initial two-year appointment, with potential for renewal for a second two-year appointment and subsequent three-year appointments based on performance.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will serve as a 10-month, non-tenure track, core counselor education program faculty member who is responsible for effective teaching (4-3 load), advising, and professional activity in the field of counseling (sustained memberships in counseling associations, maintenance of certifications and/or licenses in counseling, sustained professional development and service to the profession).

Candidates should be committed to inclusive excellence in higher education, demonstrated through, for example, culturally responsive course design and pedagogy, equity-minded student engagement and mentorship, and cultivating intercultural competencies needed for meaningful citizenship.

TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty. Candidates should be strongly committed to high quality teaching and to encouraging and mentoring highly motivated students. Clinical Specialists also serve as academic advisors and may have service responsibilities within their department and school, and the college. TCNJ supports its community of teacher-scholars and practitioners through a range of internal grant programs, professional travel, engaging professional development programs, and other mechanisms. These intentional efforts support the recruitment, retention, and success of our faculty, particularly those from groups traditionally underrepresented in academe.


Applicants should:

● Have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. ABD candidates must have completed the PhD by the time the appointment begins.

● Two years or more of direct clinical experience outside of academia, preferably as a clinical mental health counselor.

● Demonstrate cultural competency and ability to foster inclusive learning environments and mutual respect for students and colleagues.

● Have, or be eligible for, professional counseling certifications and/or licenses in New Jersey.

Preferred qualifications

● Have at least two years of teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application highlighting their interest and qualifications, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy/approach (no longer than 2 pages), (d) a description of professional engagement and goals (no longer than 2 pages), (e) a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( no longer than 2 pages ), (f) unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), and (g) names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by December ___, 2023.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About the Department:

The Department of Counselor Education, which consists of seven full-time faculty members, has the first and longest running CACREP-accredited programs in New Jersey in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Faculty in the department also have the option of teaching at our international site in Lisbon, Portugal every summer. The department is proud of its faculty, who are acclaimed leaders and scholars in the profession, and its students, who are consistently inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, The Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. For more information, please visit:

About The College of New Jersey:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,400 students, including 6,790 undergraduates and 610 graduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. Strong curricular and co-curricular programming have helped foster a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 92%, a 4-year graduation rate of 75% (7th highest in the U.S. for public institutions), and a 6-year graduation rate of 87% (among the highest in the country). Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education: a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven academic schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; and Science. TCNJ has a strong Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Among other initiatives, a series of faculty/staff-based affinity groups (e.g., Minority Executive Council, Women’s Professional Network, Parent and Family Network, TCNJ PRIDE) supports a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment at TCNJ.

TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. In addition to its growing racial and ethnic diversity, the region offers excellent public schools, prestigious medical centers, restaurants, art and entertainment, as well as numerous cultural and recreational activities.

For more information about the college, please visit: .

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