Posting Number F0811
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Counseling
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-
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track
position in the Department of Social Work and Counseling at the Lock Haven
University main campus beginning Fall 2022.
The position will require provision of both in-person and telehealth
services, and may require site visits to other campuses.
The position will require attendance at weekly clinical staffing meetings
as part of a multidisciplinary team.
The position will include conducting intake, triage, and crisis
appointments; completing diagnoses, treatment plans, and other documentation;
and conducting individual psychotherapy, outreach, and consultation.
Additional duties will include providing daytime crisis/emergency services
as needed; consultation with the Director of Counseling Services and
participation in clinical supervision as needed; service on Department and
University committees as appropriate.
Providing counseling services to students enrolled at Lock Haven
University: conducting intake, triage, and crisis appointments; completing
diagnoses, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation;
conducting individual psychotherapy, outreach, and consultation; and
maintaining appropriate counseling caseload.
Providing daytime crisis services as needed.
Consulting with the Director of Counseling Services, Counseling Services
team, and other university staff, faculty, and administration as needed, as
well as attending weekly clinical staffing.
Occasional evening hours may be required.
Same as above
Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Master's Degree in
Counseling or a related field and license eligibility as a counselor or
related field. Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant
Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as
The successful candidate will also have a minimum of three years experience
working in a counseling capacity.
Experience working in a counseling capacity with trauma, sexual
assault/domestic violence, eating disorders is essential.
Experience with BIPOC or LGBTQ population is essential.
The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written
communication skills and /or perform effectively in an interview or clinical
Direct experience working in a University Counseling Service or Center is
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 05/16/2022
Special Instructions for Applicants
Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three
The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation
as a condition of employment.
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 Integrationof 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/5850
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling or a Related Field and License Eligibility as a Counselor or Related Field?
Do you have a minimum of three years experience working in a Counseling Capacity?
Do you have experience working in a counseling capacity with trauma, sexual assault/domestic violence, and/or eating disorders?
Do you have experience with BIPOC or LGBTQ population?
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