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POSITION DESCRIPTION: Tenure track, Assistant Professor Counseling faculty position in a vibrant CACREP-accredited program serving diverse students and communities. Appointment includes teaching a range of graduate courses for prospective counselors and counselor educators with an emphasis on master’s-level practitioner preparation in a program with four concentrations: School Counseling (CACREP Accredited), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited), Addictions Counseling (CACREP Accredited), and Student Affairs in Higher Education. The hired candidate may also teach in the thriving doctoral program in Counseling, which emphasizes advanced training in Teaching/Andragogy, Research, Leadership, and Counseling Practice. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars; advise students; contribute to accreditation processes; participate in department, college, and university committees; and meet qualifications to teach in a CACREP-accredited program.

THE UNIVERSITY: Montclair State University is a nationally recognized R2 research doctoral institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.


THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING: Montclair State University, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, is home to the nationally ranked College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). CEHS aims to create a healthier, better educated, and more just society, and is committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity, and values the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities, commit to equity, justice, and antiracism in education, and are interested in addressing inclusive education issues in research, teaching, and curriculum development. The Department of Counseling enrolls approximately 500 students in our master’s, post-Master’s/certificate, and doctoral programs, supported by three professional staff members, three clinical specialists, and 11 full time faculty. The master’s program enrolls approximately 400 students, while the post-master’s/certificate enrolls approximately 50 students and the doctoral program enrolls approximately 50 students. The doctoral program was the first CACREP-accredited counseling doctoral program in the New York City metropolitan area.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate in Counseling/Counselor Education or related field; if doctorate not in Counseling/Counselor Education, experience as a full-time faculty member in a Counseling/Counselor Education program; a well-defined research agenda, evidence of scholarly activities, and success in or potential for publications. Expertise in any counseling program concentrations (i.e., clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, addictions counseling, student affairs practice). Demonstrated aptitude for or evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity, equity, justice and antiracism. Successful candidates must demonstrate capability of forging partnerships in local, neighboring communities, agencies, and institutions to deepen relationships therein.  Preferred: Experience and/or licensure/certification as a practicing counselor. Experience using digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning, including teaching online.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT: Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of MSU and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.

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