Master of Arts in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the master’s degree programs in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling, beginning August 2022. This faculty member will be largely responsible to teach and develop courses in the school counseling program as well as Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) core courses and other courses depending on qualifications. The faculty member will teach 24 credits during the calendar year along with serving as the clinical coordinator and expectations for scholarship and service. This position can either be on-campus or remote.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will also have full licensure as a school counselor in their respective state. Faculty teach courses in an accelerated format with a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous elements. The programs are offered in a cohort, year-round model.

The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support for the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.

Northwestern College also seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Northwestern’s programs incorporate a rigorous program of study aligned with the standards of CACREP and culminate with students taking the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE). Northwestern’s programs integrate a solid theoretical foundation and development of strong clinical counseling skills with a biblical worldview and Christian faith.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume and send to vpaa@nwciowa.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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