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Assistant Professor of Counseling

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  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Georgian Court University is seeking an energetic and motivated faculty member to join our department for the Fall 2024 semester. This appointment is a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position with primary assignment to our Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) graduate program (M.A. and Professional Certificate) with some undergraduate teaching responsibilities within the applicant's area(s) of expertise.

    Primary responsibilities for this position will include teaching 24 credits per academic year (12 fall & 12 spring) the majority of the candidate’s teaching load in the CMHC graduate program. Any remaining coursework outside of the CMHC graduate program will be in the undergraduate Psychology program. Scholarship, including publications and presentations at state and national conferences, along with service to the department, school, and university are expected for tenure and promotion.

    The Department of Psychology and Counseling houses undergraduate programs leading to a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology (jointly with Rutgers University). We offer graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.A.), Clinical Mental health Counseling (M.A. and Professional Certificate), and School Psychology (M.A., Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and Psy.D.). The Department comprises of 12 full-time, tenured, or tenure-track faculty members who teach across the undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a full-time field placement coordinator and a staff assistant. The Department of Psychology and Counseling is the largest unit in the School of Arts & Sciences.

    Essential Functions:
  • Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Teach across the curriculum in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program and also courses aligned with the candidate’s specialty area(s) in the undergraduate Psychology program.
  • Develop an active line of scholarship commensurate with a tenure-track position in a teaching university.
  • Participate in department, school, and university service.
  • Participate in ongoing (CACREP) accreditation activities for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
  • Advise/mentor students.
  • Collaborate in program development, student recruitment, student remediation, and continuous program assessment and improvement.
  • Regularly participate in course assessment and program assessment and be willing to make improvements in teaching/advising.
  • Teach at the Lakewood campus, off site locations (if necessary), in the evening, and weekends (if necessary).
  • Participate in department functions such as information sessions, Open House, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if they can provide evidence their doctorate will be completed no later than August 2024.
  • Eligible for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in New Jersey.
  • Eligible for Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential.
  • Potential for excellence in instruction at the university level.
  • Potential for sustained scholarship production.

  • Application Instructions:

    Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

    A letter of introduction which outlines all of the following:

    1. Courses you have experience teaching at the college or university level. If you do not have experience teaching, please indicate which courses you would be interested in teaching
    2. Your research area(s) of expertise and/or area(s) of interest
    3. Your clinical area(s) of expertise and/or area(s) of interest.
  • Current C.V.
  • Copy of your LPC (if applicable)
  • Copy of your ACS (if applicable)
  • Preprints and/or reprints of representative publications or presentations (if applicable)

  • Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Harriett Gady, Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program, at



    Georgian Court University

    Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence

    Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court became a fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.

    Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.

    The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.

    The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values-respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.

    Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools:

    • The School of Arts & Sciences
    • The School of Business
    • The School of Education

    Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include:

    • Small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
    • Personalized education-faculty members readily available for mentoring
    • All classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants
    • Inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service

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