Assistant Clinical Professor - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Assistant Clinical Professor - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Location: COE: Educational Psychology
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606773
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

We are seeking to fill a non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling academic-year faculty position. The position is connected to the Department of Educational Psychology and based at our Yuma Campus within the Department of Educational Psychology . This position is renewable, based upon effective performance, availability of funds, and program needs, with the possibility of a multiple-year appointment.

The Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University in Yuma, AZ is located on the grounds of Arizona Western College and serves a vital and growing local and regional community. NAU-Yuma has a primary role in providing a wide range of bachelor and graduate degrees in the Lower Colorado River region of Arizona and California with approximately 500 students on campus and an additional 1500 students engaged in distance learning programs.

Some travel maybe required for meetings.

The appointment will begin in the Fall 2023 academic semester. The Department of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education and offers a PhD in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, Ed.S. in School Psychology, and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling-School Counseling, Counseling-Student Affairs, and Human Relations. The Department of Educational Psychology has accredited degree programs in statewide locations.

Job Description

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPS) is seeking to fill an Assistant Clinical Professor position beginning in August 2023. The position is a 9-month non-tenure track faculty line with the opportunity for summer course teaching; and is located at the Yuma campus. The successful candidates will have a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and will have enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate level and for training culturally responsive and ethical counselors to serve the needs of communities in Arizona and beyond.

  • Teach graduate counseling classes (including practicum and internship) for the EPS programs, focusing on the CACREP accredited MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling program
  • Teach in-person, blended, and online courses
  • Assist in recruiting and advising counseling students
  • Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, and the profession
  • Work collaboratively with schools and agencies to coordinate practicum and internship experiences for counseling students

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited CACREP program by date of hire - OR - meet CACREP criteria for Core Faculty
  • One year of college teaching experience (can include college teaching as a graduate assistant)
  • Minimum of one year applied experience in the field of Counseling, with background/experience in mental health agencies or schools
  • Licensed/certified or eligible for licensure/certification as a Professional Counselor in Arizona and/or willing to seek licensure/certification as a Professional Counselor in Arizona

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in teaching graduate level courses in the area of counseling and/or counselor education
  • Experience, knowledge, and skills in theories and techniques of counseling
  • Experience in supervising practicum and internships, and teaching multicultural counseling, counseling theories, and counseling processes
  • Ability/experience or strong interest in recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students
  • Ability/experience working with graduate students on research projects
  • Demonstrated efficacy in working with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds (e.g., culture, gender/sexuality, language, disability, class); and understanding of the diversity of rural and southwest communities
  • Active involvement or leadership roles in counseling related professional associations
  • Experience in networking/collaborating with schools and/or agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English/Spanish.

  • General Information

    Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

    Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

    While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

    Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

    For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage .

    Background Information

    Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


    Commensurate with experience.


    This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page .

    Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

    NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

    Submission Deadline

    This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to , follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 606773, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

    Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

    If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, , or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

    FLSA Status

    This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

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