Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Southern Oregon University

Position Number: F00124

Position Summary:

The Division of Social Sciences, program of Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC ) at Southern Oregon University (SOU ) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor. The CMHC program is CACREP accredited. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in Individual Practicum, Group Practicum, and Internship, the eight core counseling areas and an area of your expertise, and may include online courses. Other responsibilities
include advising, curriculum development, research, maintain clinical licensure and professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. The salary range s $56,510-$59,969 for a nine-month appointment. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2019 and the position will be open until filled.
Located in beautiful Ashland Oregon, SOU is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship. SOU is committed to a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement; academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education; and outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bio-region.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in the
discipline taught, or ABD, from a CACREP accredited Ph. D. in Counselor Education program.
• Individual must be State of Oregon licensed or license-eligible, within two years of accepting
job offer.
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education, and experience in the profession of counseling as manifested through research, practice, supervision, and/or mentoring.
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualification:

• Ph. D. from a CACREP accredited Counselor Education program
• More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and supervising counseling graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Special Conditions

•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.

•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.

•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA ):

-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime

-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime

•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR )can be accessed at the following link: A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email

All applicants must apply online at

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

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Human Resources
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, 97520