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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Graduate Studies


Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Graduate Studies


Non-tenure-track Faculty


Graduate Studies - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program within Graduate Studies at Agnes Scott College is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor (non-tenure track) with expertise in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and knowledge of intersectional frameworks. 

Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD in Counselor Education by July 31, 2024 from a CACREP-accredited program. Licensed or license-eligible in Georgia. Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Holds or is eligible to apply for either CPCS (Georgia’s supervision credential) or ACS (supervision credential through NBCC/CCE). Demonstrated commitment to the field of counseling through active engagement in professional organizations. Prior teaching experience in a graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Evidence of scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publications and/or national and/or regional presentations. Preference given to scholarship addressing equity and diversity in counseling.

Position Description:

This position is for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program within Graduate Studies at Agnes Scott College. Each position is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment. This position is eligible for renewal. 

The CMHC program is in the process of seeking CACREP accreditation and is currently under initial review. Primary responsibilities include teaching (60%), research/scholarship (20%), and service (20%). The teaching load is six courses per academic year, inclusive of the summer term. 

A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in counseling is required in this position. Our program approaches counseling with an intersectional framework and values decolonizing practices. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others and communicate effectively. It is likely that some of the teaching load will include practicum and/or internship. Persons from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance. After one year of employment, retirement benefits are available.

Contact and Application Deadline:

Submit your letter of interest, CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, and research statement to the Program Director, Jennifer Fulling-Smith, PhD, at  Each statement should not exceed two pages. Applications received by May 15, 2024, will be guaranteed review. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Requirements:

Background check, official transcripts, and proof of COVID vaccination and booster is required before employment.

About Agnes Scott College:

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability in the recruitment and admission of graduate and post-baccalaureate students. This nondiscrimination policy also applies to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college, and to the administration of educational policies, scholarship, and loan programs and all other programs administered by the college. Agnes Scott College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college guided by its mission to educate women “to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.” Agnes Scott prepares graduates to be effective change agents in a global society and develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics as relevant for professional success. Ranked as the most innovative national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, the college’s growing number of graduate and post-baccalaureate programs are interdisciplinary, cutting-edge, and designed for professional and academic success. The college’s 1,115 undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students come from 42 states/U.S. territories and 12 countries. Driven by purpose and supported by the college’s award-winning faculty, Agnes Scott’s graduate and post-baccalaureate students typify the college’s core values: a commitment to teaching and learning, a commitment to the liberal arts, a commitment to an appreciation of diverse cultures, and a commitment to a community that values justice, courage and integrity.

Mission Statements:

Agnes Scott College’s Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies educate students to think critically, creatively, and courageously. Graduate studies enhance the intellectual life of the college by enabling graduate students to undertake advanced study and prepare for professional work while engaging the intellectual and social challenges of their times. 

In conjunction with the above Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies mission statement, the clinical mental health counseling program educates students, more specifically future counselors, to think critically about barriers to achieving mental health, creatively engage with clients to achieve their goals in counseling, and courageously make meaningful impact as a counselor with clients, in their communities, and on systems.  The clinical mental health counseling program is dedicated to providing education that assists counselors to successfully apply for licensure.

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