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Teaching Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling - DC Campus

The Chicago School
Washington, DC

Job Details

Job Description:

We are searching for a faculty member to join our Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program at our Washington, DC Campus to fill a full-time, twelve (12) month position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The primary instructional assignment for this position is with the CMHC master’s program. This program is designed to meet CACREP standards to prepare graduates to be licensed professional counselors. The primary areas of specialization beyond the counseling core are the treatment of addiction disorders, trauma, child and adolescent treatment, and couple and family therapy.

Principal Duties:

Teaching (64%)

  • Teach 24 credit hours over the course of three semesters or 6 online terms

    • No more than 2 new preps per semester

    • 9 credits Fall Semester

    • 9 credits Spring Semester

    • 6 credits Summer Semester

  • Hold office hours on a weekly basis

  • Remain current in the field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates

  • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accordance with Department requirements

  • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required

  • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting

  • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning

  • Student-­‐focused educator committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion

  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines

Advising /Scholarship / Professional Service (24% Flex)

  • Maintain an advisee load according to Department needs

  • Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development

  • Mentor advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters

  • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress

  • Present progress of advisees to Faculty at semester Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results


  • Scholarship may include qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.

Professional Service

  • Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional counseling

  • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community

  • Engage in community service

Service to Institution (12%)

  • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, and other related duties as assigned

  • Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation

  • Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees

Position Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP Accredited Program
    The alternative way to meet the core faculty degree requirement is to have a doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Educational Administration) AND to have been employed as a faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year BEFORE July 1, 2013. (CACREP, 2016).

  • Strong potential for or proven record of excellence in teaching and scholarship

  • Active, unrestricted license as a professional counselor in at least one state/territory

  • Commitment to issues of social justice and diversity

  • Strong commitment to preparing students to become excellent practitioners

  • Strong commitment to working as part of a faculty team

  • Strong potential to develop curricula


  • Doctoral degree from a CACREP Accredited Program

  • Experience teaching at the graduate level

  • Strong potential to develop program of research

  • Strong potential for or proven track record in attracting external funding

  • Record of active involvement in professional organizations related to higher education/and or counseling

  • Membership/Active in the American Counseling Association


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $70,000 - $80,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCS has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCS offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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