Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

St. Cloud State University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program invites applications for a tenure track Assistant position in a Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Graduate program (CACREP accredited).

St. Cloud State University’s CMHC faculty members are seeking an Assistant in Counselor Education to join our team. The current faculty welcomes individuals who are excited to work in a collaborative team-based environment. The CMHC program provides students with training opportunities in the new state of the art training clinic for the School of Health and Human Services (SHHS). The CMHC program faculty have successfully completed an 8-year CACREP accreditation and developed and implemented a new team-based curriculum utilizing Integrative Course Design (ICD) by Dee Fink. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities and are known for a genuine commitment to diversity and innovation. The CMHC program has a strong record with interdisciplinary initiatives to better support wellness initiatives (integrated behavioral health, 1st year nursing students, supporting student parents who participate in our on campus child care center, and mental health training with criminal justice students).

St. Cloud State University is located in the culturally diverse city of St. Cloud, with close proximity to Minneapolis/St. Paul that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. The CMHC program is a cohort model program that offers primarily daytime classes. The program is housed in the department of Community Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy in the School of Health and Human Services. For further information on our programs and faculty, please visit our website here.

Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program, with opportunities to teach at the undergraduate level and/or related graduate programs. Strong or successful applicants will have a background in teaching, supervision, and research in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Service to the department, School of Health and Human Services, and St. Cloud State University will also be required.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 (CACREP standard 1.W). ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 1st, 2022.
  • Licensed as an LPC/LPCC or license eligible in the State of Minnesota.
  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.
  • Research or scholarly interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
  • Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to Counselor Education identity
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Group Work, Multicultural Counseling, Prevention/Wellness, Research Methods/Design, Trauma, and Clinical Supervision.
  • Training in Evidence Based Trauma Models, Motivational Interviewing Skills at both the individual and group level, EMDR, DBT, or certifications in any clinical specialty area (e.g., Play Therapy, Narrative, CBT, etc.).
  • Experience with team-based learning and/or integrative course design principles.
To learn more about the School of Health and Human Services,  the  Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program click links.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to:
  1.  teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 
  2.  conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 
  3.  continue preparation and study in their discipline;
  4.  contribute to student growth and development; and 
  5.  provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)

About St. Cloud State University

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121


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