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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time core faculty position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program. This position coordinates with the department leadership in monitoring course learning objectives, interacting with students and adjuncts, pursuing the maintenance of CACREP accreditation standards, and providing direct instructions to students in courses and practicum/internships.


  • Provide instruction, face to face and on-line, to graduate students involved in the CMHC program.
  • Track student learning and program outcomes in compliance with CACREP accreditation standards.
  • Assist and supervise students in practicum and internship courses to ensure appropriate experiences.
  • Contribute to maintaining the collegial atmosphere of current core CMHC faculty.
  • Active involvement in the counseling profession through research/activities and as a member/leader in professional organizations.
  • Involvement in University wide committees and activities to further the mission of CUC.
  • Candidates must be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago. Additionally, they must profess values congruent with the teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets:

  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent teaching record.
  • Familiarity with online teaching tools or platforms used in fully online or hybrid/blended formats.
  • Ability to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse student, peer, and counseling site populations.
  • Ability to reflect and learn from students’ participation, demonstrating compassionate and consistent behavior in all educational matters, while maintaining high standards.
  • Exhibits a service mentality toward CMHC student, faculty, and Concordia University Chicago.

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D degree from a CACREP-accredited school with a background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois or LCPC equivalent in another state.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a counseling setting.
  • Experience in supervising counselors and/or counselors-in-training.
  • Experience teaching diverse adult learners in a graduate environment in the classroom and/or online.
  • Experience in a counselor education clinical training center/lab.

Education Requirements:

Ph.D. or Ed.D degree from a CACREP accredited school with a background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Counselor Education and Supervision degree preferred.
Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HAS)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • A response to the following:
    • In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain your understanding of the relationship among your discipline, the Christian faith, and Concordia University Chicago’s mission.
    • In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain how your professional and personal experiences have prepared you to live out the vocation of faculty member at a Lutheran university.
      *In your responses, please address Concordia University Chicago’s mission, vision, and values specifically.
  • Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
    Names and phone numbers of three references

* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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