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Department Faculty - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Chicago Campus)

The Chicago School
River North, IL
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Job Description:
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Counselor Education Department at The Chicago School, Chicago campus, is seeking a Core Faculty Professor who typifies our engaged scholar- practitioner model of education to teach in our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program which began in Fall 2016. We are looking for a counselor educator with a strong professional identity, dedicated scholar, who has direct leadership experience with the CACREP accreditation process/standards and eager to actively participate as a team player in the department and University communities. Candidates will also have an established record of contribution to the counseling profession at the state, regional, and/or national levels.

The successful candidate will be one who meets the qualifications to teach in a program that aligns with CACREP-accreditation standards and one who embodies a commitment to a collaborative work environment. This person will bring evidence of successful counseling experience in clinical mental health settings and possess the appropriate licensure as a practicing counselor. In addition, this individual will convey enthusiasm for the counseling profession and a desire to instill a strong counselor identity in our students.

The chosen candidate will also be asked to provide administrative leadership as Faculty Advisor for our Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society chapter, as well as provide administrative oversight of the CPCE and NCE exam processes. The individual must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with those from socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities and will display a commitment to social justice. The position begins with the Spring Semester on January 8, 2024.

Principle Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching
    • Teach 18 credit hours over the course of three semesters.
    • Hold office hours on a weekly basis.
    • Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
    • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with department requirements.
    • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required.
    • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting.
    • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning.

  • Advising
    • Maintain an advisee load according to Department needs.
    • Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development.
    • Mentor advises in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters.
    • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress.
    • Present progress of advisees to Faculty at semester Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results.

  • Scholarship
    • Scholarship may include qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.

  • Professional or Further Service to the Institution
    • Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional psychology.
    • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
    • Engage in community service.

  • Service to Institution
    • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, course lead responsibilities and other related duties as assigned.
    • Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation.
    • Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees.

Position Qualifications:
  • Ph.D., or Ed.D. required
  • Current license required.
  • Teaching experience of at least 5 years preferred.
  • Record of scholarship and/or community service preferred.
  • Ability to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of The Chicago School community.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards.
  • Ability to always engage in his/her/their responsibilities with the promotion of The Chicago School mission and reputation in mind.

Compensation & BenefitsThis opportunity is budgeted at $70,000 - $75,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.

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