Visiting Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling

Job description

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date: March 2, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin April 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities:  Will teach graduate classes in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department’s Mental Health Counselor preparation program. Specifically, this position will teach at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse, with the possibility of teaching at our main campus in Oswego. Teaching expectations will cover a variety of areas as needed, including courses such as counseling theory and techniques, group methods, counselor orientation, and internship/practicum/supervision. Will also oversee the administration of the Mental Health Counseling program at the Metro Center including course planning and field placement oversight. 

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum ABD in counseling or related field, with expectation of completion within one year of appointment
  • Licensure or License eligibility in New York as a counselor
  • Strong counselor identity
  • Evidence of professionalism in working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in a counseling related field
  • New York State Licensure as an Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Graduate from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs                         (CACREP) approved program
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the eight (8) CACREP areas
  • Membership in, and experience with, professional organizations at the state and national levels
  • Experience teaching in a college setting

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Jodi Mullen


[email protected]

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The CPS Department is housed within the NCATE-accredited School of Education and prepares graduate level students in one of three programs. The Mental Health Counseling Program prepares students to work in agency settings and leads toward New York State Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. The Mental Health Counseling Program is CACREP accredited. The Counseling Services Program primarily prepares students to work as school counselors. The School Psychology Program is nationally accredited by NASP and prepares school psychologists. The CPS Department has a long-standing reputation for developing high caliber professionals in these areas.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   




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Posted: 3/2/2017
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