Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Coordinator

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

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Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Coordinator




College of Professional Advancement

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Atlanta, GA

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The Department of Counseling in the College of Professional Advancement at Mercer University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track, full-time, nine-month faculty position. The position start date is August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding effectiveness in interactive teaching and student engagement; maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Counselor Education Program’s 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 will also demonstrate leadership in providing oversight of services in the Counseling programs as the clinical coordinator for placement of masters and doctoral students in internships, practicums, and clinical experiences.

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. The faculty workload consists of the teaching equivalent of 6 graduate credit hours per academic semester.  

The position’s clinical coordinator responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for finding, developing and placing students in clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling and counselor education and supervision sites; reviewing and updating procedures consistent with national level policies and accreditation boards; and providing licensing documentation verification and other Counseling Department services and related efforts as required. 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 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, and certification/license as a Licensed Professional Counselor, or license and/or certified eligible in Georgia. Candidates should also possess teaching experience with demonstrated results and a commitment to working with and teaching adult learners from diverse populations are expected.

Preferred qualifications include specialized knowledge and experience related to 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.

Background Check

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

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Additional Information

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,600 students in 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing, health professions, and professional advancement of Mercer University – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah – 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; The Medical Center, 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 is committed to serving post-traditional learners. The College offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. The College of Professional Advancement’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, the College of Professional Advancement 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. To learn more, visit  

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants will need to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.  

Candidates should have three current letters of recommendation sent to the Counseling Faculty Search Committee, Office of the Dean, College of Professional Advancement, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341-4115.  Official transcripts will be required prior to the start date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than January 4, 2022 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after January 4, 2022, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.

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