Assistant Professor 9 Mo

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


Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 10/16/17

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.

Teaching assignments will include graduate level courses (e.g. Social and Cultural, Group Dynamics, Psychological Testing), and practicum and internship supervision.

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. We are 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 also be required to teach undergraduate courses within the Counseling Minor. Eligibility for licensure as a Counselor in the state of Arkansas and/or national certification as a Counselor (NCC) is also required.


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.

Will posses knowledge in the area of Counseling and Counselor Education and accreditation, including CACREP and NCATE.

Must have abilities and skills in relating with colleagues and students, course delivery, and clinical supervision.

Eligibility for LPC/NCC.

General Days/Hours:



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

Opportunity for additional summer contract.

A doctorate from a CACREP-accredited program, evidence of ability to develop, teach, and assess student performance, and teaching in undergraduate courses is 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 graduate courses.
Evidence of an established research agenda.
Participation in regional, national, and/or international professional associations.
Evidence of professional counseling experience.

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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