Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Counseling

Department:   Graduate Studies in Counseling

Reports To:  Chair of the Counseling Department

Location:   On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   Full-time, 11 Month, Position to begin January 2024

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None  

Summary Description:  The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to scholarly activities, and a desire to contribute to the academic and professional development of students. This is a tenure track position.  The selected candidate for the position of ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COUNSELING will serve as a core faculty member of a CACREP School Counseling and CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, supervise practicum and internship students, advise students, mentor students, work as a member of a collaborative Counselor Education team, build community and regional support, conduct research activities in the area of counseling, serve as a role model for the students and counselors of the region through professional development involvement and presentations, coordinate the school counseling program and the EdS duel degree program, and serve on university committees as assigned. Other duties may be assigned. Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, references, and current vitae. The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis. Individuals with minority identities are encouraged to apply. 

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Serve as a core faculty member
  • Teach a 3/3 course load within the Graduate Studies in Counseling Department
  • Advise and Mentor counseling students
  • Work as a member of a collaborative Counselor Education Team
  • Supervise Practicum and Internship field-placements
  • Coordinate the School Counseling program and the Dual Degree program
  • Support the University through service on a committee and attendance at required events
  • Conduct appropriate level of research and/or attend conferences to stay current in field of expertise.

Education:  Candidates for the position are required to have a completed doctorate from a CACREP accredited doctoral Counselor Education program, be licensed or license eligible as a Professional School Counselor in the state of Tennessee.

Experience:   The candidate is required to have evidence of working effectively with teams of counselors and educators to build and maintain strong counseling programs. New graduates of PhD programs will be considered.

Required Skills:  The candidate should be supervisor qualified, have experience working in school and or mental health settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families, have graduate teaching experience, show evidence of and/or potential for research in the field of counseling, have a commitment to the mission of the university, and have a strong dedication to social justice, diverse populations, and community service.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.