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Faculty, Counseling, tenure-track

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Position Information

Position Title Faculty, Counseling, tenure-track
Division Penfield College
Department Counseling & Human Sciences
Vacancy Number F19-024
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

The Department of Counseling in Penfield College at Mercer University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track, full-time, 9-month academic year faculty position. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the final candidate.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Counselor Education Program’s graduate degree programs; engage in graduate-level teaching, advising, and curriculum development/assessment; work collegially with other faculty, and participate in university and community engagement. Specifically, the position requires primary teaching responsibilities that include face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate courses in school counseling, or doctoral counseling research and assessment as well as CACREP counseling core courses. Supervision of clinical field experiences and research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences are expected. The faculty workload will consist of the teaching equivalent of nine graduate credit hours per semester. Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, university service, collaboration, accreditation-related activities, promotion of the program and the university, and other duties as assigned by the college Dean or department chair.


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate degree from an accredited college/university in Counselor Education and Supervision or a related field, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. A certification/license as a professional School Counselor and/or Licensed Professional Counselor or eligibility to obtain a license/certification in Georgia is also required.

Candidates should also possess program administrative experience with demonstrated results and a demonstrated focus in the area of school counseling or counseling research and assessment as evidenced in teaching, research, and other professional experiences. Experience and a commitment to working with and teaching adult learners from diverse populations is expected.

Preferred qualifications include: experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research- related activities; specialized knowledge and experience related to individual and group counseling, multicultural counseling, collaborative consultation, assessment counseling theory, organization and administration of counseling programs, and grant writing; commitment and ability to build relationships and work effectively with community and consumer organizations, including agencies of higher education and P-12 School districts; have a strong knowledge of CACREP standards and the CACREP accreditation process; experience with statewide licensure/certification processes; evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and an interest in administrative responsibility.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Interested candidates may apply by accessing Mercer’s online system at to complete a brief online application and attach required documentation including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. References
Optional Documents