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Online Faculty: Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Sacred Heart University
Job Location:
Fairfield, Connecticut
Counselor Education

The Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, twelve-month appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member for FCE's online master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This is a remote position which starts in January of 2022. Limited travel to the SHU campus to support candidate residency, commencement, etc. is required.The Clinical Assistant Professor position will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a collaborative environment. This position will be primarily focused on teaching online classes in our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program as well as scholarship and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of accreditation and program approval standards for clinical mental health counseling;
  • Design and develop courses for the online CMHC program;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience in employing best practices in assessment of student learning and academic program outcomes;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and collaborate to identify and solve problems and engage in program improvement;
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage graduate students and community partners;
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain and organize regulatory and compliance documentation, reports, and other metrics using electronic media;
  • Possess the skill and ability to organize the work of self and others;
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling privacy and other protocols including HIPAA and FERPA, as they apply to student records and field experiences.


  • Earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program
  • Two or more years of full-time professional counseling/advising, outreach and partnership or relevant administration experience
  • Advising, outreach, and partnership or relevant administration experience
  • Full time higher education, online teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed
  • Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole
  • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensure as a Professional Counselor and/or School Counselor and/or LMFT
  • Experience and/or licensure in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling or couple and family therapy
  • Knowledge of the CACREP accreditation process.
  • Membership in appropriate professional organizations (e.g., ACA, ACES, etc.)
  • Prior experience in teaching, research, and leadership.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to and professional experience with diverse populations.
  • Evidence of or potential for scholarship commensurate with clinical faculty expectations.
  • Experience in supervision. 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will start in January of 2022. 

Qualified applicants should upload a letter of interest that relates qualifications to the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and transcripts to the attention of Dr. Michael Alfano, through the SHU online Application Portal. The search committee will only consider online submissions. 

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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