Assistant Professor (Counseling)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02306
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACE

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University's Department of Leadership and Counseling is accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Counseling. The department offers CACREP-accredited master's degree programs in clinical mental health counseling, college counseling and student affairs, and school counseling. These programs are committed to developing professional counselors who actively promote the well-being of individuals, institutions, and communities through the application of knowledge and skills that enhance the diversity, dignity, and development of the clients and communities they serve. We operate an in-house Counseling Training Clinic that is open to the community as well as a School-Based Counseling Training Clinic that serves several schools in the local community. Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, adjacent to Ann Arbor and 45 minutes from downtown Detroit.

Our mission as a Counseling Program is to prepare graduates to work as professional counselors in clinical mental health, higher education, and K-12 school settings with diverse clients presenting with a range of concerns, mental and emotional disorders. We intentionally seek to foster helping professionals who create inclusive spaces of responsiveness, respect and appreciation for all forms of diversity, developing cultural proficiency in the service of promoting mental health and wellness to benefit local and global communities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach and advise graduate students in CACREP-accredited school, clinical mental health, and college counseling/student affairs programs while engaging in scholarship and professional and university service activities.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate, or earned doctorate by August 2021 in Counseling/Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Background as a generalist practitioner with experience teaching in a CACREP accredited master's level program in clinical mental health, college counseling/student affairs, or school counseling
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to teach across the CACREP core areas
  • Experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: career counseling, assessment, human growth and development, or multicultural counseling
  • Promise and demonstrated skills to establish or continue with research agenda evidenced by publications
  • Interest and commitment to social justice and equity
  • A candidate who identifies with the counseling profession as evidenced by professional memberships and activities, and who is eligible for licensure as a professional counselor in Michigan.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the CACREP accreditation process
  • Experience with clinical practice and supervision
  • Ability to bring field-based experience to one or more of our practitioner preparation concentrations (clinical mental health, college counseling/student affairs, or school counseling)

The successful candidate will serve an eight-month, tenure track appointment with summer employment contingent on student demand and funding. A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience with a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor rank. Eastern Michigan University will consider up to two years of credit for service at the Assistant Professor rank from another institution. Starting date should be no later than August 29, 2021.

Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration: a letter of interest that clearly speaks to both required and desired qualifications of the position, detailed vitae, two samples of recent scholarship, graduate transcripts, and names/titles/telephone numbers of at least three references. Application review will begin January 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until a finalist is identified. For more information contact Dr. Irene Ametrano, [email protected] (Search Committee Chair and Counseling Program Coordinator) or Dr. Raul Leon, [email protected] (Interim Academic Department Head)

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


Multicultural experience is desired. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EMU is an equal opportunity employer. Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversity in its educational programs.

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]





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Posted: 2/1/2021
Application Due: 4/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time