Posting Number F0787
Position Title Assistant Professor – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
(Article 29 PASSHE Applicants ONLY)
Department Social Work and Counseling
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
Tenure Track Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2022
Anticipated End Date None
Work Hours Other
Lock Haven University Benefits are offered through PASSHE (Pennsylvania's
State System of Higher Education). To be eligible for most benefits, you must
be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty
with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee
(including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year
contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-
For more benefits information, please visit:
https:// www. passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/Summary-of-
Job Description Summary
The University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in
its Online Masters level Clinical Mental Health Counseling program beginning
This position requires development and teaching of online/distance courses. In
addition, faculty will be responsible for maintaining scholarly activity and
service for the program, university, profession, and community.
Develop and teach core graduate courses in the CMHC program, to include
online skills courses.
Engage in scholarly and professional activities, along with attending
workshops and meetings consistent with professional and scholarly development.
Participate in the admissions process and work cooperatively with the
office of admissions to ensure a high-quality student body.
Perform other university and departmental duties as expected of all
faculty, including serving on committees, attending meetings, and engaging in
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Educational qualifications will be a Doctorate in Counselor Education,
preferably from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of
Counseling and Related Academic Programs (CACREP).
Candidate must have experience teaching through distance education
particularly experience with using virtual synchronous classrooms.
Candidate must be a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Mental
Health Counselor prior to the start date.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well
in an interview or teaching demonstration.
Candidates with any of the following certifications are preferred: Approved
Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Telemental Health, and/or National
Certified Addiction Counselor or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Other preferred qualifications include recent scholarly activity, service to
the profession and community, and experience teaching counseling skills
courses online through synchronous modalities.
Open Date 12/21/2021
Close Date 01/21/2022
Special Instructions for Applicants
This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under
Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE. Only retrenched APSCUF
faculty with rights under Article 29 should apply.
Official transcripts and a copy of one's license(s)/certifications will be
required prior to an on-campus interview. The successful candidate will also
have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. In
addition to a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, teaching
philosophy, and professional licenses/certifications, applicant must provide
the name, telephone number, and email address for three professional
references. Student evaluations are required. Position is dependent upon
funding and enrollment.
In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon
completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is
not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child
Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Criminal Background Checks.
Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and
Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are
returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.
Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and
supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the
working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women,
veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU
and in our community, visit our website at
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)
The Lock Haven University's Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are
now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these
reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the
university. The policy statements address the university's policies,
procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for
responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and
sexual offenses, etc. Three years' worth of statistics is included for certain
types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus
buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university
and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The
Security and Fire Report is available online at:
You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the
Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.
A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting
opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives
within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central
Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle
Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
About the Northeast Integration
The Northeast Integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities
was confirmed via a unanimous vote by the PA State System Board of Governors
in July 2021. The Northeast university integration is a bold investment in the
communities and people of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will allow all three
institutions to continue sustainably fulfilling their missions. Centered on
student success, our shared vision is to expand high-quality educational
opportunities for students, position institutions for growth, and meet
regional economic and workforce needs across Pennsylvania.
The home campus for this position is Lock Haven University with the
expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education .
The State System and its universities are committed to cultivating diverse,
equitable, and inclusive environments that allow all members of the State
System community to thrive.
Quick Link https: // jobs.lhup.edu/postings/5684
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Please indicate your educational background
Doctorate in Counselor Education
Doctorate in a field closely related to counseling
ABD in Counselor Education
ABD in a field closely related to counseling
Please indicate the accreditation status of the program from which you achieved your highest degree
Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Academic Programs (CACREP)
Provisionally accredited by CACREP
Not CACREP accredited
Not applicable due to nature of degree
Please indicate your experience teaching in higher education, specifically in a Counselor Education Program.
Employed full-time in a Counselor Education program for more than one year.
Employed full-time in a Counselor Education program for less than one year.
Employed part-time in a Counselor Education program for more than one year
Employed part-time in a Counselor Education program for less than one year
Employed full or part-time in higher education in a program other than Counselor Education.
No experience teaching in higher education.
Please indicate your status concerning licensure as a professional counselor.
Currently licensed as a professional counselor
Eligible for licensure as a professional counselor
Not currently eligible for licensure as a professional counselor
Have you ever created and taught online courses?
Have you taught a counseling skills course 100% online through synchronous technology?
I'v taught the content portion of the skills courses online followed by a face-to-face residency for the skills practice.
Yes, I've taught skills courses 100% online.
Have you ever provided clinical supervision whether in a clinical setting or in a counselor education program?
Which of the following certifications do you have?
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)
National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
I do not hold any of these certifications
Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
The Chronicle (print/online)
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The Hispanic Outlook
Electronic list serve
HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
Inside Higher Ed
Are you a PASSHE faculty member with rights under Article 29 of the agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE?