Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling, Educator, School of Human Services

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About the Department

Based on the Carnegie Foundation Classification System, The University of Cincinnati ( is a Doctoral Granting Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH). The Counseling Program is situated within the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. The School also includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Education, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Sport Administration. The School is a leader in online course and program development, and there are many active collaborative activities across programs and with community partners. The Counseling Program offers B.S., M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees. The Graduate Programs are CACREP-accredited. 

The Counseling Program is committed to increasing the diversity of the University community and the field of professional counseling. 

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor Educator of Mental Health Counseling, a 9-month, non-tenure-track position.  The successful applicant will be expected to further the Program and University's excellence in community collaboration, experiential student training, and teaching.  

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include: 

  • Service and teaching to include instruction of graduate coursework in mental health counseling and the counseling core (e.g., ethics, theories, etc.).
  • Supervising field experiences aligned with the Program's ecological model and wellness-oriented approach to practice. 
  • Advising graduate students (up to 15 per year). 
  • Serving on thesis committees. 
  • Collaborating with area agencies as the Field Placement Coordinator.


Additional service responsibilities include: 

  • Leadership and program development within Mental Health Counseling.
  • Collaborating with other programs.
  • Serving on Program, School, College and University committees. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Successful candidates must have the following: 

  • Earned Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (or anticipated completion by August, 2024) from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • The potential to maintain and grow field placement partnerships consistent with a wellness-oriented perspective, demonstrated by service on professional committees or experience teaching practicum/ internship.
  • Experience teaching at least one graduate course in the counseling core and/or within the mental health counseling specialty as evidenced through your CV, recommendations, and/or teaching evaluations (optional).
  • Eligible for or currently hold an independent licensure as a mental health counselors as described in your cover letter, CV, and/or recommendations.
  • Familiarity with the implementation of evidenced-based practices in mental health counseling treatment as evident in your CV and/or recommendations.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence in teaching, supervision, and clinical practice as described in your cover letter and your approach to teaching and supervision.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively use technology when teaching online and/or in-person as described in your CV and cover letter.

Application Process

To apply for the position, please complete the online application and upload:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • Teaching and supervision philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Optionally, you may submit 1-3 teaching evaluations for committee review.


Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023. The start date for the position is August 15, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Please direct all questions and other correspondence to:
Mandy La Guardia, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Counseling Programs Coordinator, School of Human Services
Associate Professor, Counseling Program 
CECH | School of Human Services
University of Cincinnati

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 94022


Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling, Educator, School of Human Services

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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