Faculty, Secondary and Higher Education (School Counseling), Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2023

Salem State University
Salem, Massachusetts
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Job Details


Salem State University is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member specializing in School Counseling for appointment to the Secondary and Higher Education Department. The School Counseling Program prepares candidates to become professional school counselors who can develop and deliver comprehensive school counseling plans that respond to the needs of all students. Our program teaches students to contextualize their counseling competencies by developing skills in leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. We also offer a license in School Adjustment Counseling and a licensure-only program for students with an MS in Psychology.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (six graduate-level courses per year). The position is subject to available funding.

  • Teaching Expectations: Teaching assignments may include (but are not limited to) courses in multicultural counseling, psychology of learning, career development, psychological testing, and seminar courses for practicum students.
  • Research Expectations: Faculty are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present research at peer-reviewed conferences.
  • Administrative and Mentoring Expectations: Faculty will be expected to supervise practicum students as part of their teaching load and assist with program coordination in exchange for a reduced teaching load.

Required Qualifications:

An earned Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or PhD in Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program or evidence of substantial progress towards degree completion by August 1, 2023; possession of or eligibility for licensure/certification as a school counselor; and prior experience as a school counselor or supervising school counselors.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated success and research interest working with English language learners, students of color, and/or Indigenous students or training pre-service school counselors to effectively meet the needs of these students; demonstrated success and research interest in working with students with disabilities; and experience teaching in multiple modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online); experience with teaching and/or clinical supervision in higher education; and experience working with students in mentoring, training, or research activities.

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, (unofficial) transcripts and a cover letter describing your identity as a counselor educator and your philosophy of supervision.

Application review will begin in autumn. Please apply by September 30, 2022 for full consideration.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.  

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.


Salem State College is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution of higher learning located 21 miles north of Boston. Salem State is a community of learners which, in light of its commitment to teaching, research, and scholarship, fosters the intellectual, aesthetic, and personal development of its members. In the service of the citizens of the Commonwealth and members of the larger global community, Salem State is committed to the discovery and transmission of knowledge.salem_state_college_ma2.gif

To accomplish its broad based mission, Salem State adheres to the principle that quality teaching must be supported by the research and scholarship of its faculty. Recognizing the developmental needs of students, the college provides opportunities for personal growth through a variety of academic and student life programs, services, and other activities.

In order to provide the foundation for lifelong learning and development, each of Salem State's programs is grounded in the tradition of a liberal education. Because Salem State seeks to build a community that includes all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds, it offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs responsive to the needs of a wid


e spectrum of individuals as well as to the needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These programs are offered throughout the year and include day, evening, and weekend classes.

Additionally, as a cultural, artistic, and educational focal point of the North Shore, Salem State is committed to providing diverse experiences, including a broad range of non-credit programs, for the benefit of the wider community.

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