Assistant Professor Counseling Psychology

Cleveland State University   Cleveland , OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 9, 2022
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Cleveland State University

Assistant Professor

Counseling Psychology


Job Summary:
The CASAL Department is seeking research active, culturally and academically diverse applicants with strong interpersonal skills for the position of Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program beginning August 21, 2023. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The successful candidate will engage in research, teaching, and mentoring of students in our APA-accredited counseling psychology doctoral program, located in in Cleveland, Ohio. This program is one of six specializations in the multidisciplinary Urban Education Ph.D. program and enrolls a diverse student body. The candidate will also teach and advise students in the CACREP-approved counselor education master’s programs. Finally, the candidate will serve on dissertation committees, as appropriate to rank, and engage in service at the university and to the profession.

The newly hired faculty member will teach masters and doctoral level courses in counseling psychology and clinical mental health counseling. Courses to be taught may include Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology (CNS 765), Individual Intelligence Testing (CNS 702), Practicum I (Intervention; CNS 780), Practicum II (Assessment; CNS 781), or Supervision and Consultation (CNS 826). The successful candidate will also coordinate practicum experiences and have strong interests in doctoral training. They will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as a colleague, teacher, researcher, and mentor, as well as to the values and foci associated with the field of counseling psychology.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program by August 21, 2023 for appointment as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; Persons who are ABD will be hired at the rank of Instructor if all requirements are not completed by the start date;
  • Evidence of experience contributing to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice within the academic community, field of psychology, or a professional practice setting; and
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in Ohio.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a plan for an established program of research;
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in counseling psychology or related discipline;
  • Presentations at national, state, or regional conferences in counseling psychology or related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in diverse, urban populations;
  • Research, teaching, or service that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • Commitment to the values and foci of counseling psychology as a specialty in professional psychology;
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or faculty observations);
  • Knowledge and skills to mentor diverse students;
  • Experience in elected or appointed leadership positions or in professional service roles in counseling psychology or related discipline at the state, regional, national, or international level;
  • Professional or supervised psychological and cognitive assessment experience in a clinical setting; and
  • Interest in administration associated with training programs, including practicum training.

Applicant Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research interests and plans, including plans for securing research funding;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching competence (e.g., student, peer, or supervisory evaluations);
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice statement;
  • Unofficial transcripts (the successful candidate is required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire);
  • Evidence showing that you are licensed as a psychologist in the state of Ohio OR documented evidence of license eligibility; and
  • Three reference letters with contact information.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university. Note: Although a separate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice statement is required, applicants are encouraged to integrate these issues throughout their application materials.

Applications will be accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2022. Please inquire about the position to the Search Committee Chair, Julia Phillips at

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.