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Assistant Professor of Counseling

(Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Counseling Program (M.Ed.)

School of Health Sciences (SHS)

Stephens College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Counseling (non-tenure track). The Counseling Program offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) with specializations in Clinical Mental Health (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC). The successful applicant’s primary responsibility will be teaching in the core curriculum and the CMHC concentration. While quality teaching is the primary focus, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain active research/creative activity and service agendas-and will be encouraged and supported in these endeavors. Stephens College and the counseling program are committed to the promotion of wellness, diversity, and social justice. Thus, the successful candidate will facilitate work and classroom environments that encourage the knowledge of, respect for, and active engagement with individuals and groups from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Major/Essential Job Duties:

  • Teach courses across the counseling core & CMCH concentration.
  • Student advisement and mentorship
  • Service to the Counseling program/discipline, SHS, & Stephens College.
  • Assist director of counseling with responsibilities related to CACREP-accreditation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling Education from a CACREP-accredited program. ABD considered with completion by August 2022.
  • Evidence of graduate level teaching experience in counseling core and/or CMHC.
  • Content and working knowledge of CACREP standards.
  • Record of, or documented potential for, successful research/creative activity and publication at the state, regional, national, and/or international level.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Evidence of 2-3 years of graduate level teaching experience in counseling core and CMHC areas.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a licensed counselor and/or clinical supervisor.
  • Licensed or licensed eligible as a professional counselor*
  • *Successful candidate will be expected to achieve and maintain counseling licensure in MO within 2 years of start date.

Rank and Salary  

  • Assistant Professor
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate qualifications and experience.

About Stephens College

Stephens College is a women’s college (graduate programs are co-education) proudly located in Columbia, Missouri, home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. Since its founding in 1833, Stephens has been offering innovative, career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and health sciences. The faculty take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Graduates are prepared to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Stephens also provides graduate, online and certificate programs to women and men as part of its commitment to lifelong learning.

The College community prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty atmosphere and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor and vibrant programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of Learn. Grow. Lead. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate that makes Columbia, Missouri such a desirable place to live. Columbia was rated as #33 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live as rated by, and as the #21 Best Cities to Live in America by

The Counseling program’s vision is training counselors that strive to be lifelong learners who recognize the possibility for growth in all humans, and who are leaders in the field of counseling. The mission of the Counseling Program is to prepare socially conscious and multiculturally competent counselors through the delivery of a comprehensive counselor education program that focuses on a strong counselor identity and relational skills, a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, quality clinical experiences, and the social justice, multicultural/ethical  competent  and social justice. Graduates of the M.Ed. Counseling Program are prepared to work with diverse clientele in schools and community agencies. We uphold The  Ten Ideals of Stephens College and use them to assess counselor dispositions.

Stephens College is a smoke-free campus that offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and College-paid retirement plan.

Application Process

Qualified applicants should complete an on-line Stephens College application with the following:

A cover letter that addresses the following:

1.    How the applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and career goals align with the job description

2.    Teaching Philosophy

3.    Research Agenda/Interests

4.    Names & contact information of minimum of 3 professional references.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require a criminal background check.

Contact Dr. Dan Kissinger at for additional communication regarding this position.

EOE. A diverse community on campus is valued, so women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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