Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education (2 positions)

Teachers College, Henderson

Department of Counselor Education

Job Description:  Associate/Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 9-month, tenure-track positions, one available January 2019 and one available August 2019.  Primary teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate courses in research, assessment, play therapy, internship and related counseling areas.  Supervision of clinical field experiences and research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences is expected. The faculty workload consists 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 department chair.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates for both positions will possess an earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (ABD considered) from a CACREP accredited institution. Candidates must demonstrate success in having taught courses in research, assessment, play therapy, and clinical & community mental health at the university level; scholarly achievement in teaching, research and service; and activity in appropriate professional societies. Strong interpersonal skills, online education experience, excellent organizational and communication skills are expected.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will hold a specialization in school counseling or eligibility for relevant licensure as Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: The Department of Counselor Education is accredited by CACREP and offers the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the M.S.E. in School Counseling. The department is also home to the Institute for Play Therapy, Arkansas’ first Approved Center for Play Therapy Education.

Application: A complete application packet will include a letter of interest specifying whether the January or August position is the intent of the application; current curriculum vitae, including scholarship activities; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for at least three references.  Applicants should email documents to the search committee chair as pdf files.  

Dr. Shanice Armstrong, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2018, and continue until both positions are filled.  The applicants selected for the positions will be required to submit to background screenings including criminal background checks pursuant to university policy.  New faculty will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.