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Assistant Clinical Professor

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

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Assistant Clinical Professor

Location: COE: Educational Psychology
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607926
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

The Department of Educational Psychology is aligned with the strategic priorities of NAU to elevate excellence for a bold and boundless future. We are committed to serving the people of Arizona, including Indigenous and Latine communities; and are dedicated to preparing individuals who contribute to the academic preparedness, positive educational and health outcomes, school climate, and college-going and completion rates in Arizona and beyond. We seek candidates committed to culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable educational practices that advance educational excellence for all our students.

About the Position

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Clinical Professor position beginning in August 2024. The position is a 9-month non-tenure track faculty line with the opportunity for summer course teaching; and is located at the Yuma campus. The successful candidates will have a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will have enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate level and for training culturally responsive and ethical counselors to serve the needs of communities in Arizona and beyond.

The appointment will begin in the Fall 2024 academic semester. The Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education and offers a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, Ed.S. in School Psychology, and Master's degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations, and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Human Behavior. The Department of Educational Psychology has accredited degree programs in statewide locations. For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology, visit:

Responsibilities Include:
  • Teach graduate counseling classes (including practicum and internship) for the EPS programs, focusing on the CACREP accredited MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
  • Under the guidance of Department Leadership, coordinate admissions and mentoring at the Yuma campus.
  • Teach in-person, blended, and online courses.
  • Assist in recruiting and advising counseling students.
  • Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, and the profession.
  • Work collaboratively with schools and agencies to coordinate practicum and internship experiences for counseling students.

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

9-month, non-tenure track position, starting August 2024 - option of Summer course teaching possible.

Located on Yuma, AZ campus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education from an accredited CACREP program, earned by date of selection.
  • One academic year (2 semesters) of college teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant during degree program).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in teaching graduate level courses in the area of counseling and/or counselor education.
  • Demonstrated efficacy in working with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds; and understanding of rural and southwest communities.
  • Applied experience in the field of Counseling, with background/experience in mental health agencies or schools.
  • Licensed/certified or eligible for licensure/certification as a Professional Counselor in Arizona.
  • Experience, knowledge, and skills in theories and techniques of counseling.
  • Experience in supervising practicum and internships.
  • Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students.
  • Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects.
  • Active involvement or leadership roles in counseling related professional associations.
  • Experience in networking/collaborating with schools and/or agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understands best practices related to clinical training.
  • Interacts and communicates successfully with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Acts in a way that embodies the mission, vision, and values of NAU and the College of Education.
  • Maintains ethical behavior and the ability to demonstrate ethical decision making related to training concerns.
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Knowledge of local and national training and licensing requirements and ability to guide our students through the process.
  • Utilizes technology effectively to support student learning and program processes.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range begins at $67,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

Commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before July 15, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607926, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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