Assistant Professor of Counseling - Clinical Mental Health

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
Additional Information

The Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling seeks an Assistant Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a tenure-line faculty position available August 17, 2018.

Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year

Highly qualified counselor educator to teach courses in the graduate programs in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling.

Primary Responsibilities:

A. Teaching in the clinical mental counseling program

Practicum supervision and participation in departmental clinic training activities; teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs consistent with teaching expertise in relevant area.

B. Research

Keep abreast of recent scholarly developments in areas of specialty and incorporate into teaching. Conduct and publish scholarly research.

C. Service

Actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Department, College of Health, Ball State University, and the surrounding community through general service and preventive, developmental and outreach orientation. Participate in local and national professional service activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate from a CACREP accredited doctoral counselor education program by July 31, 2018; ABD candidates will be considered only if all degree requirements will be completed by July 31, 2018. The candidate should demonstrate professional competence in clinical mental health counseling, must demonstrate membership and involvement in the American Counseling Association, its Divisions, or Affiliate Associations, and provide evidence of research and scholarly activity in counseling. Eligibility for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana.

Preferred Qualifications

Special consideration will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other graduate programs within the department. Applicants should be able to supervise and mentor students in the areas of counseling practice, diversity, research, social justice, and advocacy, and demonstrate competence to serve on doctoral and master’s students’ committees.


Licensed within first three years as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Indiana.

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Positions Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department Counsel Psych, Social Psych & Counseling:900070
Department Information

The department ( offers training leading to an undergraduate minor in Interpersonal Relations and the following degrees: M.A. in counseling (CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling programs), M.A. in Social Psychology, and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (APA accredited). The department has a strong multicultural and social justice mission that has been in place since the 1980s.

The Community Counseling degree program at Ball State University was initially accredited by ACES in February 1980 and then later grandparented into CACREP when it formed in 1981. This program was in the first group of training programs to be accredited by CACREP and it has maintained CACREP accreditation since 1981. It became an accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in July 2011. The faculty members involved in this program have extensive experience in ACA (e.g., Chairs of ACA and AMHCA Licensure Committees, Editor of JMHC, Co-Editor of Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, Editorial Board of JCD, JMHC, CES, and CDQ) and are recipients of ACA and AMHCA national awards.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201500214F
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/17/2018
Position End Date
Posting Date 01/31/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 03/09/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Although the option to upload transcripts is available in this application, copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview. Original official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Contact information for three professional references is required in this application.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For inquiries regarding this vacancy please contact:

Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D.
Chair, Personnel Selection Committee
Co-Editor, Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology
Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling
College of Health

Tel:  765-285-8040

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts
  2. Doctorate Transcripts