Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

  • Southern Oregon University
  • Ashland, OR
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

 Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: F00179


Position Summary:
The CACREP-accredited Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Southern Oregon University is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track Assistant Professor. We are seeking applicants trained in Counselor Education and with a background in counseling, psychology, behavioral health or related areas. Possible courses include Human Development, Multicultural Counseling, Theories of Counseling, Assessment in Counseling, Research Methods in Counseling, Advanced Crisis Intervention, Community Counseling, Substance Use Disorders, and Practicum & Internship Supervision, as well as courses germane to the applicant's area of specialty. Applicants should be licensed (or license eligible) for professional counseling in the state of Oregon. The ideal candidate would have experience with program assessment and clinical coordination.

Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Counselor Education. Prior teaching at the college/university level, and careful documentation of teaching experience and excellence are required. Applicants should provide documented evidence of scholarly activities.

Class format may include face-to-face, hybrid, remote, and online course delivery.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.

SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022. Application review will begin on March 15th and end when the position fills.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, biking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Counselor Education.
  • One year of college/university level teaching.
  • Evidence of scholarly activities
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
  • Licensed for professional counseling in the state of Oregon (or license eligible)
Preferred Qualification:
  • Two or more years of college/university level teaching
  • Experience teaching Crisis Intervention, Community Counseling, or Multicultural Counseling
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, and advising students
  • Experience coordinating program assessment, clinical coordination, or program coordination
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicants qualifications, interest in the position, and ability to support equity, diversity, and inclusion; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553.

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Special Conditions
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
* Position classification defined as "exempt" are not subject overtime
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the "Clery Act"),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOUs Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email

All applicants must apply online at

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
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