Counselor Education (Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Counselor Education (Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate)
College/Unit College of Education & Human Services
Home Department Counseling & Special Education
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Counseling and Special Education at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Counselor Education. The primary professional responsibilities of the tenure-track faculty member include teaching graduate counseling courses both on-campus and at off-campus locations, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, providing university and professional service, and student advising. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, respects, and celebrates diversity and differences. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. This position is effective August 20, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
1) earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program; ABD will be considered if it is clear the terminal degree will be conferred prior to the date of hire,
2) demonstrated, or the potential to demonstrate, counselor professional identity (e.g., membership and/or leadership in ACA, NBCC, CSI, or other counseling professional associations),
3) demonstrated, or the potential to demonstrate, knowledge and experience with the CACREP accreditation process (e.g., self-study, initial review, and site visits), and willingness to assist as a team member in the program’s progress towards seeking and maintaining accreditation,
4) understanding of multicultural and social justice competencies in counseling, and
5) demonstrated, or the potential to demonstrate, a record of high-quality teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank.
6) ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who:
1) hold the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential or are license eligible in the state of Michigan,
2) have experience and understanding of program evaluation and the assessment process,
3) have specialized experience in the Addiction or College Counseling concentrations, and
4) can demonstrate competence in teaching with advanced technological platforms, hybrid pedagogy, and in online environments.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. You may contact Dr. Allison Arnekrans, Search Chair, at (989) 774-6439, or with questions. Screening will begin February 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made online at and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness including student course evaluations/opinions, teaching philosophy, research agenda, copies of licenses/certifications, and copies of transcripts. In addition, please include the name and email address of 3 references who may be contacted to provide a confidential letter of reference.

About the Department

To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 01/08/2018
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled No
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website,, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Statement of Research
  6. Transcript Copies
Optional Documents
  1. Certification
  2. Other Document (1)
  3. Other Document (2)