The Counseling program in the Leadership and Professional Studies department of the College of Education (COE) at Seattle University seeks applications for a full-time assistant professor (tenure-track) position in the CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The position begins September 1, 2021. This faculty member will teach specialization classes in the CMHC program, as well as classes in the CACREP core areas for both CMHC and school counseling students. The counseling program at Seattle University is committed to delivering a holistic educational experience that will empower students to be social change agents within the CMHC environment. We seek a faculty colleague who is committed to working in a high-touch, practitioner-based program that provides intentional advising and mentoring of students for entry-level CMHC roles.
The program holds the distinction of being the first CACREP-accredited counseling program in the Seattle area. The individual will join a social justice-oriented counseling program of seven full-time faculty members. Seattle University’s articulated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found at https://www.seattleu.edu/diversity/lift-su
Primary responsibilities including teaching, scholarship, and service to the program, the institution, and to the counseling profession. Teaching may include face-to-face, online, or hybrid courses, and community-engaged learning experiences (community-based learning/research and service-learning). Additional curricular responsibilities include: high quality academic advising, curriculum development, continuous improvement activities, direct engagement with students. Scholarship is defined broadly and may include community-based research, critical, qualitative, mixed methods, or quantitative methodologies and grant writing. We are especially interested in scholars whose scholarship focuses on the mental health needs of marginalized communities in order to expand culturally relevant and accessible approaches to mental health care. In addition, faculty are encouraged to involve students in their scholarly agendas. Ideal candidates must demonstrate quality teaching/scholarship/service, student and community engagement, a commitment to collaboration, an understanding of the mission of Jesuit higher education, and alignment with the counseling program’s social justice mission.
Earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program by August 15, 2021
Evidence of effective teaching and student engagement in a graduate counseling program
Demonstrated commitment to social justice as evidenced by curriculum development, scholarly agenda, and/or community engagement and collaboration
Commitment to collaborative professional relationships with faculty colleagues
Demonstrated ability to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion and theory-to-practice research in teaching, scholarship, and service
Articulation of how candidate aligns with the university and program mission
Professional counseling license or licensure eligible as a mental health counselor in Washington State
1-2 years in full time counseling practice
Chemical Dependency/Addictions Certification or experience
Demonstrated interest to participate in university interdisciplinary research in areas such as the Seattle University Youth Initiative and Middle College High School
Sustained engagement with minoritized communities that are underrepresented in counseling and mental health care, and demonstrated ability to integrate this experience into program development and teaching
Applicants should submit applications online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/ including a cover letter, curriculum Vitae, 1-page essay articulating how one’s teaching, scholarship, and service commitments align with the program and the university’s mission of social justice, and contact information for at least three professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by February 15, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Kristi A. Lee, Chair of CMHC Faculty Search Committee at [email protected]
Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.