Marian University, a Catholic Franciscan, liberal arts institution of higher education, invites qualified applications for the position of full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Counseling specializing in School Counseling or a related child counseling specialization. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Psychological Science and Counseling and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate level courses in counseling, school counseling and related undergraduate courses within the department.
  • Maintain an active program of research and/or other professional activities.
  • Mentor, advise, and supervise students within the Masters of Science in Counseling Program and the PSC department.
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings, departmental functions, and university service.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or Counselor Education with a specialty in School Counseling or a related child counseling specialization from a CACREP or MPCAC accredited program.
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
  • School Counseling or HSPP licensure and experience beyond internship preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, collaborative, and able to work independently with colleagues throughout the university and in the community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competence, evidence-based practices, high ethical standards, and community service/engagement.
  • Involvement in state, regional, and/or national professional associations.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. In 2016, the women’s basketball team won its first NAIA national championship. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 41 national titles.
The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling recently launched a Master of Science in Counseling Program (clinical mental health and school counseling tracks) with the first graduate cohort admitted in Fall 2017.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications require the submission of:
1. a letter of application
2. current CV
3. statement of teaching philosophy
4. three letters of reference
5. evidence of outstanding teaching and professional activities.

All complete applications should be submitted electronically through hr@marian.edu.

Marian University is An Equal Opportunity Employer