The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program at City University seeks an Associate Program Director to join the CACREP core counselor education program faculty. This position, reporting to the Academic Program Director, will involve program coordination, teaching, curriculum development, clinical supervision, student advising, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the counseling field from a CACREP-accredited program. The candidate will identify with the counseling profession (1) through sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations, (2) through the maintenance of certifications and/or licenses related to their counseling specialty area(s), and (3) by showing evidence of sustained (a) professional development and renewal activities related to counseling, (b) professional service and advocacy in counseling, and (c) research and scholarly activity in counseling commensurate with their faculty role.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Program Coordination: Assists the Academic Program Director by assessing, reviewing, and developing specified program components. Maintains program currency and assists in the effort to review and revise programs to enhance the student learning experience.
  • Teaching Excellence: Teaches 3 courses per year or the equivalent, within compensation, as assigned by the Academic Program Director, to ensure quality of program and student learning experience. Models excellence in teaching and learning and fosters student development.
  • Performance of Teaching Faculty (Course Management): Responsible for assisting the performance of teaching faculty in designated program components. Establishes expectations for excellence in teaching and learning under the supervision of the Academic Program Director. Ensures effective orientation, training, mentoring, and coaching to foster a respectful, empowering learning environment that contributes to a positive faculty and student experience.
  • Curriculum Development and Review: Assists the Academic Program Director in ensuring that program curriculum is in alignment with the CityU Academic Model and focuses on application and current practice. Assumes responsibility for developing program components as assigned and for evaluating and updating existing curriculum. Assists the Faculty/Program Director in ensuring alignment of program with accreditation standards.
  • Student Learning and Development: Supports student learning and engagement. Proactively develops students to become responsible, ethical, self-directed professionals.
  • Academic and Institutional Governance: Engages in formal and/or informal academic and institutional governance by serving on councils and committees.
  • Currency and Scholarship: Ensures currency of assigned faculty. Models, encourages, and promotes scholarship in teaching and learning.
  • Service and Outreach: Participates in and promotes professional communities in area(s) of expertise.

Additional Information:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in the counseling field from a CACREP-accredited program, and evidence of accomplishments or strong potential for success in teaching, research, publications, grant writing, and professional service are required.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Washington State.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in stated specialty area (e.g., clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling).


The ideal candidate should also possess a well-articulated research agenda that yields scholarly activity such as manuscript publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals in the discipline, procurement of extramural funds, and presentations at well-respected meetings and conferences.

The ideal candidate will be licensed or license-eligible as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in Washington State.

The ideal candidate will have professional engagement experience including student leadership and experience in social justice and advocacy in clinical mental health counseling, marriage, couple, and family counseling and/or addiction counseling.

The ideal candidate will show evidence of a multicultural and social justice worldview as evidenced by a professional interest in, experience working with, and advocating for under-served populations.


Application Instructions:

City University of Seattle accepts applications through this online process only. For consideration,please submit a complete application packet. A complete application is one that includes:

  • Completed Electronic Application Form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

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