Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Department of Counselor Education

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 9-Month, tenure-track position, available August 2017.

DESCRIPTION:   Primary teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate courses in Marriage & Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and related counseling areas. Supervision of clinical field experiences and research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences is expected. The faculty workload consists of the teaching equivalent of nine graduate credit hours per semester. Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, university service, collaboration, accreditation related activities, promotion of the program and the university, and other duties as assigned by the department chair.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, qualified candidates must have an earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (ABDs considered) from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates must demonstrate success in having taught courses in marriage & family therapy, play therapy, and clinical & community mental health at the university level; scholarly achievement in teaching, research and service; and activity in appropriate professional societies. Strong interpersonal skills, online education experience, excellent organizational and communication skills are expected.

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, and the iconic DeGray Lake, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

THE DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Counselor Education is accredited by CACREP and offers the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the M.S.E. in School Counseling. The department is also home to the Institute for Play Therapy, Arkansas’ first Approved Center for Play Therapy Education.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit materials via email as pdf files. A complete application will include a letter of application; current curriculum vita, including scholarship activities; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for least three references.

Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Send application and inquiries to search chair, Dr. Rochelle Moss at

The applicant chosen for this position is subject to background screening including criminal background check, pursuant to university policy and state statute. New hires are also required to submit official transcripts.