Salem State University

General Statement of Duties
Salem State University is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member for appointment to the Secondary and Higher Education Department with specialization in School Counseling Education. The School Counseling Program prepares candidates to become professional school counselors who can develop and deliver comprehensive school counseling plans that respond to the needs of all students. Our program teaches students to contextualize their counseling competencies by developing skills in leadership, advocacy, and collaboration.

Duties include teaching six graduate-level courses per year that may include Multicultural Counseling, Career Counseling, Seminar in School Counseling & School Adjustment Counseling, and School Counseling practicum and seminar courses. Advising school counseling students and direct supervision of school counseling candidates. Assist in coordination of the School Counseling Program, including advising graduate students; conducting student admission reviews and new student on-boarding; monitoring internship and practicum site approval and accountability; being a resource to faculty and students and monitor courses for concerns. A reduced teaching load would accompany coordination duties. This faculty member will also attend and participate in regular meetings of the Secondary and Higher Education Department, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Education.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.


Required Qualifications:

An earned PhD in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program or PhD in Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program. ABD may be considered if degree is completed by August 1, 2022; current licensure/certification as a school counselor and knowledge of ASCA standards; documented prior experience as a school counselor or supervisor of school counselors; evidence of strong clinical skills and a strong school counselor identity; evidence of scholarly productivity related to the field of school counseling; evidence of strong teaching skills at the college level, including graduate teaching and clinical supervision experience; and experience working with students through online learning and in mentoring, training, or research activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated success and research interest working with English language learners, antiracist practice serving Black, Indigenous and pupils of Color, or training pre-service school counselors to effectively meet the needs of these students; and demonstrated success and research interest working with students with disabilities.

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.

Working Conditions
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online and submit the following documents by October 25, 2021 in order to receive full consideration.

Please attach your CV; cover letter; unofficial transcripts; a 1-page single-spaced statement addressing your experiences in teaching, advising, and mentoring pre-service school counselors, including experience with English language learners, students with disabilities, students of color, and/or Indigenous students or training counselors to meet their needs; a 1-page single spaced research statement and a 1 page single spaced statement describing your identity as a counselor educator and how you view the supervision process. Three letters of references will be requested at a later stage of the search.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

EEO Statement
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.




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