Adler University, Chicago, Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs is seeking qualified candidates for a full time core faculty position, entry rank, for the M. A. in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling(CMHC) program starting Summer 2021 or until the position is filled.
Candidates are required to have a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, experience in teaching, supervision of practicum/internship students, and clinical practice. The candidate must be eligible for Illinois counselor licensure. Preference will be given to those have expertise in teaching Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Research & Program Evaluation, Couple and Family Counseling, Assessment and Appraisal, and/or career counseling. Doctoral Candidates will be considered with the condition of degree completion within the first year of appointment.
This position is a 12-month position which is designed to provide support of the online CMHC teaching modality as well as the ground program which is based in Chicago. It requires the teaching of online, residency week, evening and/or weekend classes, and/or on-ground courses. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and professional staff.
Duties include teaching, advising and mentoring students, participation in institutional and departmental committees, admission efforts, advising/ mentoring students, as well as support of faculty governance, department and institutional initiatives. Candidates must be willing to align with the University’s mission and values which is training socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy including online, training of students for a career in counseling, a cover letter addressing qualifications and interests, and three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
For any questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee
Adler University, Chicago Campus, 17 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60602.
Prior to an offer of employment official transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A range of full benefits are provided and are detailed further on the employment page of our website.
Internal Number: COUNS01442
About Adler University
Since 1952, a singular idea has consistently driven our curricula, training, and community work. That key guiding idea is Alfred Adler’s groundbreaking concept of social interest or gemeinschaftsgefühl – the idea that our health resides in our community life and connections. This idea today is more necessary than ever to drive the work and change most needed in challenged communities around the world.In 1952, Rudolf Dreikurs and his colleagues established our institution as the Alfred Adler Institute in Chicago—to train practitioners to apply Adler’s idea of social interest or gemeinschaftsgefühl. Adler was the first to focus on wellness in the community context. He advanced the revolutionary idea that responsible practitioners must advocate to change the social conditions that affect population health and wellbeing.Today, Adler University continues this work to graduate students as socially responsible practitioners—educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice. Across multiple disciplines and fields that impact population wellbeing, our alumni are changing the world. Our students come to us to learn how.Our faculty are practitioners, scholar...s, activists, and mentors who bring a range of experiences and perspectives on social justice and expertise to the classroom—through our Chicago, Vancouver, and Online Campuses. They regularly rethink and improve our pedagogy as the University builds new academic programs to meet emerging social needs. Programs such as our first-of-its-kind Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy, preparing expert practitioners in a field of growing demand. Our Master in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy in Vancouver is British Columbia’s only such program, preparing counsellors to guide individuals and communities to greater wellbeing through art as social action.Our faculty and students—along with our Institute and Centers—are pursuing and producing unprecedented work on social issues including immigration and detention, social exclusion, the social determinants of mental health, LGBTQ mental health, and parenting. More than 600 agencies—and counting—are partnering with the Adler University as community practica and internship sites for our students, enabling our specialized preparation for work with underserved and marginalized populations.Our challenge—just as Alfred Adler saw it at the turn of the last century, and just as our founders saw it more than 65 years ago—is to continue preparing practitioners who can address the world’s alarming health inequities and social injustices. And I have confidence that we have built a community who can successfully engage the challenge.Explore this site for the many ways you might join our Adler University community. Reach out and join us as we continue innovating approaches toward the more just society we all envision.Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D.President