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Ottawa University
66211, Overland Park
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 6, 2024

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

Job Details


Responsible for providing engaging and effective instruction and academic advising to graduate students. Working collaboratively with other faculty across all campuses and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Visiting Professor of Counseling will engage with assessment to ensure excellent pedagogy and curriculum improvements within the discipline contributing to the Master of Arts in Counseling Program.



Teaching and Advising

  • Teaching Load: Teaching a full-time course load, defined as eight (8) courses per year, four courses per semester, or the equivalent of 24 credit hours per year (12 credit hours per semester). Load definitions for courses involving laboratory instruction, supervision of experiential learning, or other variations from the traditional lecture/seminar format are determined in consultation with the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Course load primarily consists of undergraduate and graduate psychology courses.  There are options to teach interdisciplinary and liberal arts core courses as well. Teaching Standards: Maintain a high standard in classroom teaching through engaging and effective pedagogy, exhibiting awareness and understanding of best practices in graduate education through application in the classroom, and remaining current with issues, curriculum, and classroom approaches in both the liberal arts and the candidate’s academic discipline.


  • As key members of our academic community, faculty are expected to abide by all rules and regulations contained in the University Faculty Handbook and the University Employment Policies Handbook.  This information is available and open for reading or examination at any time.

Other Duties as assigned.




Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Counseling Education & Supervision, or equivalent (APA or CACREP preferred).


Three or more years of applicable experience is preferred.


ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: List required and/or preferred certification, industry-specific requirements, required or preferred use of equipment, and all necessary job skills, abilities, and knowledge competencies) Provide a list of items below:

Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Kansas Clinical Experience Excellent teaching aptitudes. Ability to work collaboratively with fellow university faculty as well as departments who support student life and academic achievement. Ability to teach effectively in a graduate classroom. Ability to be flexible in adjusting to and responding to both student and local university needs and concerns. Proven interpersonal and communication skills. Interest in curriculum development.  




Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its’ Residential Campuses in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona and its’ Adult and Online Program based in Overland Park, Kansas (with ground presence in Overland Park, KS; Brookfield, WI; and metropolitan Phoenix, AZ).


Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, church-related, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.


Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.


A completed Application for Employment is required at as a part of the application process.  Please include the following as a part of your application:

Resume Cover Letter addressing all the requirements mentioned in this posting. Samples of Student Evaluation Teaching Statement Three professional references Copy of professional license. If needed, additional information can be emailed to .


Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ottawa University

Ottawa University is a dynamic community of learners and teachers with a global reputation for preparing diverse student populations for lives of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, professional accomplishment, and personal significance. Steeped in more than 155 years of history, Ottawa University has grown from a single building in 1865 into a comprehensive educational institution that serves more than 4,000 students through its two residential campuses in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona as well as adult and graduate studies campuses serving Kansas City, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and online students. 

Although Ottawa University has evolved over the years, we have never lost sight of our mission – to prepare graduates for lifetimes of personal meaning, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. We strive to develop the whole person by providing an education that is student-centered, value-priced, technology-enabled, and rooted firmly in teaching excellence. Our dedicated faculty and staff will help you throughout your Ottawa experience, providing guidance every step of the way, from the moment you first arrive on campus (or login at OU Online) to the day you walk across the stage for graduation and join the ranks of our distinguished alumni. With great pride in, and commitment to, our students, Ottawa University provides a transformative experience that meets you where are and takes you where you want to go.

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