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Assistant/Associate Professor - Program Director, Mental Health Counseling (Job ID: 3257)

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Job Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, 9-month academic year, tenure-track associate professor to serve as the Program Director for the department’s CACREP-accredited Mental Health Counseling master’s program. 

The Department of Psychology has approximately 20 FTE faculty members, over 200 undergraduate majors, and about 75 graduate students in mental health counseling, school psychology, and experimental psychology.  The department has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body.  All university faculty are expected to practice effective teaching, conduct scholarly activity, and perform professional and community service. 

Responsibilities:   Applicants should be prepared to a) serve as Director for the Mental Health Counseling Program, b) teach counseling-related courses at the graduate level, c) teach undergraduate psychology courses, and d) supervise counseling practica. All faculty in the Department of Psychology are expected to have: a) a commitment to scholarly activity, b) the ability to establish a productive research program, and c) the ability and interest in mentoring student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP accredited program by September 16, 2020; 
  • A minimum of three years of full-time college teaching;
  • Experience as a licensed clinician in the field of counseling and license eligible in the state of WA (LMHC). Applicants will need to speak to a plan of getting LMHC by the end of the first academic year; and
  • Multicultural competence and experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong professional identity as a counselor educator
  • Record of scholarly productivity
  • Directorship experience and/or experience in a leadership position within a CACREP counseling program
  • Advanced training in and experience providing clinical supervision
  • Graduate coursework in psychology

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment.  Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June.

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

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How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

  • A detailed cover letter addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, area(s) of research and teaching expertise; and detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copies of transcripts for highest degree held; and
  • Three (3) letters of references sent directly to the Search Chair (contact information listed below). 

Screening Begins: November 4, 2019 and will be open until filled 

NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree. 
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.        

Contact Information

Name: Maribeth Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Title: Chair, MHC Search Committee
Phone: 509-963-1894
Fax: 509-963-2307
Website: Psychology

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here:

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