Counseling Services - Acting Assistant Professor

Counseling Services (School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Acting Assistant Professor – One-Year Appointment


Rider University seeks an individual for an acting one-year appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the Counseling Services Program in the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling to begin on September 1, 2019. We anticipate an opening for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2020, for which the individual in the acting line would be welcome to apply.


Candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably 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 Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The student body is composed of approximately 4100 undergraduate students and 950 graduate students; these students come to Rider University from 82 countries, 43 states, and 2 U.S. territories. Almost 40% of Rider students are persons of color. Rider University is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse state of New Jersey, within close proximity to the New York, Trenton, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Rider University is also located within close proximity to many state parks, shore communities, and mountain regions.


Our students come from and intern in school districts and community agencies which serve diverse client populations. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, work with such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.


We are seeking a candidate with expertise in teaching a variety of counseling courses. We seek a candidate who is committed to infusing multicultural issues across the curriculum and has experience with evidence-based treatments, previous counseling practice, and supervision.


The successful candidate will be responsible for 18 teaching hours (six class sections) per academic year. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be involved in program development and assessment, including preparation for CACREP reaccreditation and advising and supervising graduate students in the counseling services program and serving on committees. The candidate will be expected to carry out a research agenda and disseminate results in scholarly publications and at professional conferences.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching and supervising fieldwork courses (e.g., practicum and internship),
  • Candidates with training, experience, and/or a background in school counseling,
  • Candidates with previous experience or expertise in teaching Psychopathology,
  • Candidates with research agendas focusing on underserved and/or racially/ethnically diverse populations, particularly minority youth, and


  • Candidates eligible for licensure and/or certification as an LPC or school counselor in NJ


Support of the College of Education Mission of “fostering knowledgeable, committed, and reflective professionals” is expected. Rider University’s Counseling Services Program is CACREP-accredited, with concentrations in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and dance/movement therapy. The program prides itself on a collaborative atmosphere and promotes the teaching of self-awareness as a key part of becoming a professional counselor. We seek a dedicated professional with a collaborative approach to join our dynamic and growing program. Rider University is a private, coeducational university ranked in the top tier of northern regional universities in the "Best Colleges” category by US News and World Report. Further information is available at


All applicants must apply for position no. 313348 directly to our website at and attach the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact faculty search co-chairs: Juleen K. Buser, PhD, Associate Professor, (609-895-5486; or Yi-Ju Cheng, PhD, Assistant Professor (609-895-5735; Counseling Services, Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling, Rider University.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.