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Postdoctoral Fellow or Instructor in Graduate Counseling

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA, US

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Four-Year Institution

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POSITION: Postdoctoral Fellow or Instructor (annual, non-tenure track) in the Graduate Counseling program. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications for the position include a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (from a CACREP-accredited program); clinical experience working with groups; experience teaching and conducting research; experience teaching and supervising graduate counseling courses and clinical experiences; and the possession (with provided evidence) of an active research agenda. Preferred Qualifications for the position include being licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia; a demonstrated commitment and service to professional counseling associations; the potential to work collaboratively in a department that is diverse in theoretical orientation, clinical practice, and committed to experiential training; a demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity; and a demonstrated commitment to and affinity for Mennonite and/or Anabaptist communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to teaching six to eight graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Counseling program annually – courses may include Counseling Techniques, Internship 1 & 2, Integrated Counseling Process (Adv. Techniques), Practicum, Crisis Counseling, and elective courses; participating in counseling research alongside core faculty members in the EMU MA in Counseling department; facilitating the implementation and development of a research lab under the supervision of core counseling faculty; participating in MAC and University meetings and faculty events; and participating in the program evaluation (PACE) and accreditation (CACREP) process. 

POSITION DETAILS: Position begins August 2024. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. This is a nine-month contract; [24] semester hours per year. Salary determined by education and experience. 

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is seeking to hire a full-time postdoctoral fellow or term instructor in the MA in Counseling (MAC) program for the 2024-2025 academic year. This position is ideal for an applicant who has completed a doctoral program in counselor education, would like to continue clinical practice, and is seeking to gain experience in teaching, research, and supervision in a CACREP accredited program. The EMU MA in Counseling faculty highly value collaborative teaching, research, and mentorship. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrate the ability to collaborate and build relationships; and have the ability to work effectively with diverse populations. 

APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2024. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. 

INQUIRIES: Application review begins December 1 and is ongoing. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted in the application. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire. 

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Eastern Mennonite University ( is a private, faith-based, liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement. With more than 1500 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania instructional site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

EMU is committed to an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can be their authentic self. Our goal is to remove the barriers that underrepresented and marginalized groups have frequently encountered in our society. We commit to address the structures that produce discrimination, racial injustice, gender inequities and other forms of oppression, and to fully include LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other members of historically minoritized communities. 

EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.


A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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