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Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college

Appointment: School of Education, full-time 5-Year Clinical Assistant Professor, Master of Education in Counseling Program; begins Fall 2020.


Teaching responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses such as counseling internship practicum, family counseling, multicultural counseling, developmental counseling, and/or counseling theories. The faculty member normally will be expected to provide a minimum of one undergraduate course per year that serves the Psychology Department. Engage with faculty in collaborative work on program development and achievement of CACREP accreditation. Supervision responsibilities include placing, observing and coaching graduate students in local public schools and mental health agencies. Advising responsibilities include meeting with prospective students and mentoring graduate students. Other duties include participation in departmental and university governance and continuation of professional development in the faculty member’s area of expertise.


Doctorate in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program OR doctoral degree in a related field with employment as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a counselor in Washington State and/or certified as a school counselor. Counseling experience in school or mental health settings, knowledge of equity and inclusion informed theories and research, and an understanding of working with diverse populations. Research interests or professional experience in evidence-based, culturally responsive interventions preferred. Commitment to liberal arts education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The position is renewable, subject to continuing need for the position and formal evaluation.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy.

About the School of Education: The School of Education offers a Master of Education in Counseling program, a Master of Arts in Teaching program, and a minor in Education Studies. Students experience sustained clinical experiences in local public schools, mental health agencies, and/or community centers.

About the University of Puget Sound: Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. In addition, Puget Sound offers four graduate programs. Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services offers two different graduate programs: the Doctoral Psychology Internship and Practicum Counselor Training. Visit “About Puget Sound” to learn more about the college.

Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than December 1, 2019 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Curriculum vitae
Letter of interest
Teaching statement
Research statement
Diversity statement (see details below)
Teaching evaluations
One print or reprint of a recent publication
Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Applicant’s Diversity Statement.  As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented populations in counseling;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
Brief insights on how cultural responsiveness increases one’s effectiveness as a counselor, educator and department/university colleague.
University Diversity Statement

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

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