Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Counseling

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program




College of Professional Advancement

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Atlanta, GA

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The College of Professional Advancement at Mercer University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track, full-time, nine-month faculty position with administrative/leadership responsibilities in its Department of Counseling, Atlanta, GA. The position start date is January (preferably) or August, 2023.


The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding effectiveness in interactive teaching and student engagement;  maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Department of Counseling graduate degree programs; demonstrate enthusiasm and effectiveness as a mentor to graduate counseling students engaged in research at the doctoral level; engage in intrusive advising and curriculum development/assessment; work collegially with other faculty; demonstrate engagement and collaboration within the university; and demonstrate the capacity for developing strong partnerships within the community to ensure outstanding student outcomes. Demonstrated knowledge of CACREP expectations and standards, experience linking course and program content and outcomes to CACREP standards, experience in development and implementation of program effectiveness assessment plans, and experience with the CACREP accreditation process are required. Additionally, the successful candidate is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who will also hold an administrative appointment related to managing the clinical mental health counseling program.

The position’s teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and a limited number of online graduate courses. Supervision of clinical field experiences, guidance of student research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences, and participation on doctoral committees are expected. Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, college and university service, accreditation-related activities, and other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean.

The position’s program coordinator responsibilities include working closely with the Department Chair in the day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful term-by-term progression and graduation, partnering with enrollment management to enroll qualified students, assisting the Department Chair in staffing courses.


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision or a related field from a regionally accredited university and a CACREP-accredited program, with certification/license as a Licensed Professional Counselor or license and/or certified eligible in Georgia, as well as an approved clinical supervisor credential.

Preferred qualifications include specialized knowledge and experience related to clinical mental health counseling, individual and group counseling, multicultural counseling, collaborative consultation, testing and assessment, counseling theory, and grant proposal writing; experience with statewide licensure/certification processes; strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Candidates should also possess: teaching experience with demonstrated results and a clear clinical mental health counselor educator identity. Candidates must be able to teach any of the core counseling courses as well as those in the clinical mental health counseling specialty area as evidenced in teaching, research, and other professional experiences. Experience and a commitment to working with and teaching adult learners from diverse populations are expected.

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Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 9,000 students in 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and professional advancement – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus – and regional academic centers in the Atlanta metro area. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University’s School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; Atrium Navicent Health, and Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon; and Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is one of only 286 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement (CoPA), established as the College of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2003, is committed to serving post-traditional learners. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. CoPA’s programs provide students with distinctive, multidisciplinary experiences that integrate theory and practice. In addition to providing general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools at Mercer, CoPA offers degree programs in areas including technology, public safety, public and human services, leadership and administration, healthcare and liberal arts. Programs are offered on Mercer’s campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County, and online. The Department of Counseling is a vibrant department with 11 faculty members and over 350 students in 4 CACREP accredited programs, Masters in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling and the PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision. To learn more, visit

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References, Copies of Licenses and Certifications (include in Other Documents section)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants may submit a brief online application and attach required documentation including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of professional licenses and certifications, and names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

The final candidate must submit official transcripts prior to the start date.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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