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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty

Northwestern College
Orange City, Iowa (preferred); remote will be considered
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

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

Job Details

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time assistant professor (tenure track) position in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, beginning August 2024. The teaching load for this position is full time (24 credits) during the academic year, along with expectations for scholarship and service. Northwestern’s rigorous program of study is aligned with the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and culminates with students taking the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) and the National Counselor Examination (NCE). Northwestern’s program integrates a solid theoretical foundation and development of strong clinical counseling skills with a biblical worldview and Christian faith. Faculty teach courses in an accelerated format with a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous elements. The programs are offered in a year-round cohort model.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program (or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013). 

Preferred Qualifications:  Our department is excited to welcome a new colleague who is devoted to providing our students with the personalized attention befitting a small, faith-based institution.    

Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who are supportive of our Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identity as stated in our Christian Identity Statement, and who embrace the college’s  MissionVision for Learning and  Vision for Diversity. We view these statements as complementary and draw from each in fulfilling our calling to be a Christian academic community.

Northwestern is committed to more fully reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online and send a current CV and letter of interest to In your letter, (1) summarize your teaching experience; (2) describe your scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how our Christian Identity Statement would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Northwestern College

Northwestern is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Certified as a Best Christian Workplace, we are committed to providing a standout Christian liberal arts education in the context of community among learners on campus and online. We offer bachelor's degrees in traditional and professional programs, as well as graduate degrees and certificate programs. Our mission is to be a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.

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