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Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies, Assistant Professor

University of Saint Joseph
Connecticut, United States
$56,000.00 - $63,000.00
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About University of Saint Joseph:

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

The University has been recognized as a top national university in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report's Best College Rankings including being the #1 Connecticut University in "Top Performers on Social Mobility," #2 Connecticut University in "Best Value Schools," and #3 Connecticut University in "Best National Universities."

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 90-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford's thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built. We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.


Job Description:

The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for two tenure track, 9 month, Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies. The positions are scheduled to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will join a learning community where student relationships and diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued. This individual will teach in our CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs and will engage in scholarly work and service to the Department, University, and community. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to an outcome-oriented curriculum designed to prepare students for competent counseling practice. Candidates with Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies is a vibrant and collegial group of faculty and students.  The department houses three graduate programs and has more than 100 students enrolled. It is located within the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science.



  • Completion of an earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education preferably from a CACREP accredited program or ABD by the starting date
  • A scholarly agenda and teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
  • Recent clinical experience
  • Licensed/Certified or eligible as an LPC or School Counselor in Connecticut
  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation


Additional Information:

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $56,000-$63,000 ($56,000-$60,000 for Assistant Professor; $58,000-$63,000 Associate Professor). The final offer will be based on the successful candidate's qualification and experience. 


  • 403(b) with employer match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off & 10 paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Waiver (include spouse & dependent waivers)
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • 529 CHET savings plan
  • Professional development funds
  • Relocation Assistance

COVID-19 Considerations:

Please note that University of Saint Joseph has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the students we support. As a conditions of employment, employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an exemption is approved for medical or religious reasons or as otherwise required by law.



The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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