Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the
full-time core faculty position of Assistant/Associate Professor in
the graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program. This
position coordinates with the department leadership in monitoring
course learning objectives, interacting with students and adjuncts,
pursuing the maintenance of CACREP accreditation standards, and
providing direct instructions to students in courses and
- Provide instruction, face to face and on-line, to graduate
students involved in the CMHC program.
- Track student learning and program outcomes in compliance with
CACREP accreditation standards.
- Assist and supervise students in practicum and internship
courses to ensure appropriate experiences.
- Contribute to maintaining the collegial atmosphere of current
core CMHC faculty.
- Active involvement in the counseling profession through
research/activities and as a member/leader in professional
- Involvement in University wide committees and activities to
further the mission of CUC.
- Candidates must be committed to the mission
and identity of Concordia University Chicago
- Superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent teaching record.
- Familiarity with online teaching tools or platforms used in
fully online or hybrid/blended formats.
- Ability to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
- Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse student,
peer, and counseling site populations.
- Ability to reflect and learn from students' participation,
demonstrating compassionate and consistent behavior in all
educational matters, while maintaining high standards.
- Exhibits a service mentality toward CMHC student, faculty, and
Concordia University Chicago.
Minimum Experience Required:
- Ph.D. or Ed.D degree from a CACREP-accredited school with a
background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or
LCPC equivalent in another state.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a counseling
- Experience in supervising counselors and/or
- Experience teaching diverse adult learners in a graduate
environment in the classroom and/or online.
- Experience in a counselor education clinical training
- Ph.D. or Ed.D degree from a CACREP accredited school with a
background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Counselor
Education and Supervision degree preferred.
- Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a
professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual
qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit
options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account
- Disability and Survivor Plan
- Retirement Pension Plan
- Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
- Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
- Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
- Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified
Interested individuals should include the following in their
- Cover letter
- A response to the following:
- In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain your
understanding of the relationship among your discipline, the
Christian faith, and Concordia University Chicago's mission.
- In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain how your
professional and personal experiences have prepared you to live out
the vocation of faculty member at a Lutheran university.
*In your responses, please address Concordia
University Chicago's mission, vision, and
- Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect
completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be
required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
- Names and phone numbers of three references
* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above
will be considered.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals
on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability,
sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri
Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia
University reserves the right to give preference in employment
based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for
employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or
support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian
university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College
of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of
Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology,
Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small
classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and
student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of
Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best
Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For
more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment
has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is
located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn
more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the
Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as
revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago
promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional
programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and
excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional
teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms
students for vocations in church, family, and the