Associate Faculty Position in Graduate Program in Counseling

Job ID#: 19-0905
Department: Academics
Job Type: Faculty
Job Status: Full-time
Date Posted: 09/05/2019
Desired fill date: Open until filled
Reports to: Dean of Graduate and Online Programs
Supervision required: No

Job Summary

Prescott College is a private, non-profit, liberal arts university in the central highlands of Arizona with a mission that emphasizes self-directed, experiential learning for social justice and environmental sustainability.

In our preparation for CACREP accreditation, the Counselor Education Department is seeking one or more full-time associate faculty members to serve in the graduate Master of Science in Counseling Program.  The limited-residency delivery model blends a core curriculum that combines online, in-person, and community-based learning that follows the standards set by CACREP. The program integrates theoretical study, field work, on-campus residencies, practica and internships, and community engagement to prepare diverse learners for professional licensure.  Faculty govern the curricula, teach courses, advise students, support student learning, engage in scholarship and professional engagement within the field, and may be assigned to oversee a particular curricular area. 

The MS in Counseling Program, has one specialization; Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Distinctive features of this program are the areas of emphasis (Somatic Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and Social Justice Counseling) as well as the range of alternative modalities offered as concentrations/post-graduate certificates (Equine Assisted Mental Health; Expressive Art Therapy, Ecotherapy and Adventure-based Psychotherapy).

Faculty with appropriate qualifications may also contribute to the development and implementation of a proposed Counselor Education doctoral program. 

This is primarily an online position, with a requirement that faculty participate in 2 colloquia (residencies) a year.


Education and Experience

  • Earned doctoral degrees in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Applicants must demonstrate active research projects and engagement in the profession, strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, excellent administrative and leadership skills, a collaborative approach, the ability to mentor and advise students, and the entrepreneurial spirit to support program development in areas appropriate to the College mission. 
  • 3+ year’s experience in clinical practice. 
  • Licensed or eligible for license in their state of residence.
  • A minimum of 1 year teaching experience at the graduate college level required, with preference going to those with online or hybrid learning environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a field of counseling that integrates social justice learning and serving diverse communities with an interest and capacity to further develop curriculum in this area.

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with program evaluation and student assessment preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the capacity to lead or contribute to existing emphases in the areas of Social Justice or Somatic Counseling preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with the CACREP self-study and accreditation process preferred.


Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Assistant Dean of Counseling, Stacey Carrillo at  Prescott College is committed to equal opportunity employment.  Candidates from under-represented groups, candidates fluent in Spanish, and those willing and able to advance the college's commitment to diversity are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application review will begin November, 2019; position open until filled.