Assistant Professor

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 10/15/17

Type of Employment: Faculty

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology and Counseling is looking to fill a 9-month, tenure track Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Faculty members deliver instruction, carry out research, perform service for their respective professions and community, and participate in the management of the University through shared governance. Each member of the faculty has the duty to deliver instruction and maintain a learning environment consistent with the highest standards of the profession.

The faculty has a responsibility to set degree requirements, assess when they are met, and establish and maintain curricula that meet professional standards and fulfill the educational goals of the University.

The position begins August of 2018.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit hour full time/part time program of study. The department is currently seeking CACREP accreditation, and, our courses are aligned with CACREP accreditation standards. Graduates typically are employed in community mental health centers or others social service agencies. Students complete practicum and internships in settings related to their career goals. Coursework prepares students for state licensure as a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arkansas and certification as a National Certified Counselor.

Program requirements include successful completion of a Comprehensive Exam (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination and an essay response to a case study scenario). Students also have the option to complete a thesis if desired. Our program also houses two graduate certificate programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Play Therapy for students who are currently enrolled or who already possess a Masters Degree or higher in Counseling or a related mental health field.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, significant experience teaching graduate courses; training and experience conducting clinical supervision, and, a clear research agenda and potential for publication in key professional journals in the field. This individual will be required to teach undergraduate courses within the Counseling Minor and serve as the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.


The successful candidate will demonstrate strong cultural competence, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective collaboration with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional hours as requested and/or needed


Please include a vitae, official transcripts, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation submitted directly by letter writers.

Letters can be sent to

A Doctorate from a CACREP-accredited program, evidence of program development and coordination experience, ability to develop, teach, and assess student performance, and leadership roles in regional, national and/or international professional associations are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (ABDs will be considered, pending timeline for degree completion).

Evidence of teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses.
Evidence of an established research agenda.
Participation in regional, national, and/or international professional associations.
Evidence of professional counseling experience.

Eligibility for licensure as a Counselor in the state of Arkansas and/or national certification as a Counselor (NCC) is also required.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

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