Counselor Education and Supervision PhD Program - Core Faculty

  • Adler University
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Feb 15, 2021
Full time Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description




Adler University is seeking a full time, 10-month contract, core faculty position for its Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision (DCES), starting in Fall 2021. Adler University is founded on an important idea: Our health resides in our community life and connections. This is what drives our groundbreaking curricula and commitment to social responsibility, from our campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver and through Adler Online. We work with those courageous enough to want to change the world. Our doctoral and master's programs-many of them nationally recognized in fast-growing fields-prepare students to lead social change in the fields of psychology and mental health counseling, criminal justice and public safety, business, public policy, and advocacy.

Under the general guidance of the Program Director of the DCES program, the Core Faculty member leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the DCES Program and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts. The Core Faculty position include teaching courses in areas of expertise, student advisement and mentoring, serving on dissertation committees and supervising clinical practicum and internships, active in committee work (e.g., faculty welfare committees, diversity committee), and curriculum development and program advocacy.




  • A doctoral-level degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited program is required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of progressive teaching excellence, supervision of practicum/internship courses, clinical practice
  • Experience serving on dissertation committees and teaching doctoral level courses

Certifications/Licenses: Eligible for Illinois Licensure or must become licensed by the end of the first year of employment. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP)


  • Knowledge of advanced clinical approaches and procedures
  • Demonstrated competencies in doctoral level teaching , supervision of practicum/internship courses, courses and program development.
  • Ability to leverage influence to drive change and influence stakeholders
  • A commitment to building a diverse community
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening




Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching doctoral students, chairing dissertations, student advisement and mentoring, and serving on institutional and departmental committees.


Faculty members are expected to teach; develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with department faculty on curriculum and program policies. In addition, faculty engage in student learning assessment activities, as well as participate in professional development activities. Full time faculty are expected to maintain a research agenda which includes chairing dissertations as well as serving as dissertation committee members.


Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship activities, which may include submissions to peer-review journals or professional and/or lay readership publications; present at academic and professional conferences; and develop and deliver professional workshops and training programs for professionals.  Active engagement in ongoing research projects and other scholarly pursuits is encouraged.  Scholarship is broadly defined and consistent with our practitioner model and socially responsible practice focus.

Faculty members are expected to serve on committees at the campus, department, and professional level. Faculty must demonstrate engagement in and commitment to service to the community and profession consistent with the mission and values of the university.  Diversity, socially responsible practice, advocacy and service to underserved communities and populations are core elements of our training model and faculty mentor and support students, providing strong role models reflecting these priorities.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The position ideally have a Fall 2021 (September) start date.

Applicants should electronically submit the following documentation:

  • cover letter outlining applicant's interest
  • detailed curriculum vita (CV)
  • personal statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy
  • three (3)Professional References
  • acquired licensures

Official transcripts of graduate study and degree completion will be required prior to contract finalization, and salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Adler University operates on a 10-month academic calendar for its teaching faculty.

For any questions or further information, you may contact:

Dr. John Beckenbach
DCES Program Director
Search Committee Chair


COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time.



Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities



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