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Contract Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor - Field Placement Coordinator

St. John's University
Kew Gardens, New York
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Job Type

Counselor Education Department

Contract Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor - Field Placement Coordinator

The Institution

St. John's University, established in 1870, has two New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Counselor Education department within the School of Education at St. John's University is seeking applicants for a contract clinical faculty member beginning in fall of 2024. The School of

Education offers doctoral degree (i.e., Ed.D. and Ph.D.) programs and 43 master's degree programs that accommodate career changers, field changers, and those who seek expertise and/or certification in the areas of Adolescent Education, Childhood Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, School Building Leadership, School Counseling, Special Education, and TESOL. Our programs are designed to be flexible, with online and traditional schedules.

The Counselor Education department currently offers two M.S.Ed. programs, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SCH). The department also offers two advanced certificates in SCH and CMHC. Courses are offered on our Queens campus and online during evening hours to accommodate working professionals. All master's programs are accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and approved for the graduate student option by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). The MSEd in SCH meets New York state education requirements for initial certification as a School Counselor. The MSEd in CMHC meets New York state education requirements for the limited permit in License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), as well as the Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Use Counselor in Training (CASAC-T). More information on the Counselor Education department can be found on the website:


The department is seeking a contract faculty member to serve as a Contract Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor - Field Placement Coordinator for both our school and clinical mental health counseling programs. The faculty member will have responsibilities in teaching in either/or both programs and will coordinate the field placement process for students in both programs. The faculty member should have a demonstrated professional network within the counseling community of the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island, and beyond. The faculty member will have a strong Counselor identity, be familiar with CACREP standards, and have a commitment to maintaining both our Counselor identity and CACREP accreditation. Faculty should have active engagement and networking with the profession, at either the local, state, or national level.

Faculty member responsibilities include teaching courses in either/or both SCH and CMHC programs, as well as coordinating field placement efforts in both programs. Clinical faculty will teach four-four course load, with the option of teaching summer for an additional compensation. Field coordination duties are encompassed within the teaching load (e.g., two instructional/didactic courses and two courses of placement-coordination/advising per semester). The faculty member will teach on both the Queens campus and online, and will be required to complete training in online instruction. They will be required to keep office hours, participate in committees, and attend meetings/events on the Queens campus. This is not a remote position. The faculty member will utilize technology to support our students, programs, and administration; specifically, they will seek to maximize technology to streamline the field placement process, supervisor databases, field work monitoring, and evaluation. The faculty member will support the department during accreditation and audits by providing field placement data outcomes, and recording field placement data per NYS requirement.


Required Education:
  • CACREP Master's degree in a either School or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Assistant Professor candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program; candidates with ABD status and scheduled degree completion by December 2024 will be considered

Required Experience:
  • At least five years of post-masters professional counseling experience.
  • Fully licensed and/or certified in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
  • Familiarity and connections within counseling networks in both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling, particularly in New York metro region

Required Skills and Characteristics:
  • Communication: Public speaking and teaching/training. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Administration: Organizational and project management experience; ability to utilize electronic systems and databases to organize placement information.
  • Technology: Including administrative functions (e.g. email, Microsoft office products, videoconferencing software) and teaching functions (e.g. learning management systems, interactive teaching technologies), and emerging technology
  • Personal characteristics: Ethical, inclusive, collaborative, team-player, student-advocate

Preferred Qualifications:

The following qualifications are preferred:
  • Doctoral and Master's degree from CACREP accredited programs
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Experience supervising master's level counselors or interns
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential
  • Licensure and certification in both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (at least one is required, both are preferred)
  • Familiarity with field placement software programs, including implementation, utilization, and training students on these technologies
  • Familiarity with CACREP accreditation

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of diversity online. Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Please be advised that the application can only support the 4 additional attachments in addition to your resume/CV. Please combine your materials into a maximum of 4 files.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $70,000 - $72,200. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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