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Assistant Professor - Mental Health Counseling

PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology, which is seeking CACREP accreditation, is looking for two (2) full-time Pennsylvania-licensed or license-eligible tenure track assistant professors of mental health counseling. This position is based on our Philadelphia campus.

PCOM is committed to preparing graduates for the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. We are looking for proactive, engaged, and innovative individuals to help define and shape the future of medical education. Hired individuals will have the responsibility to contribute to the college's commitment to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research, and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service.

Faculty members will develop meaningful relationships with students for academic, career, and personal advising. All faculty members contribute to the department and college through active participation on committees and other activities of the institution.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Teaching core courses in the MS in Mental Health Counseling program.
  • Mentoring and advising students in scholarly activities, and providing clinical supervision through field experience courses.
  • Scholarly activity in areas of specialty.
  • Participation in program and university committee work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
  • ABD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) from a CACREP accredited university with conferral of degree within one year of hire is required.
  • Preferred: doctoral degree in counseling from CACREP-accredited counselor education program; teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Desire to teach courses in a program that values integrated care/interprofessional education.
  • A planned program of scholarly activity.
  • Experience and excellence in teaching and mentoring students being trained in a practitioner-scholar model.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaborative skills (essential).
  • Strong commitment to mentoring students (essential).
  • Specialized expertise in individual and cultural diversity, research methods, interprofessional education/integrated healthcare, and/or rehabilitation counseling.
  • Potential to secure grant funding (preferred). 
  • Demonstrated successful teaching and mentoring experience in a counselor education program.
  • Ability to assist program leadership to maintain CACREP accreditation standards and pursue alternate teaching modalities (online/hybrid).
  • Experience in clinical supervision of students (preferred).
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
  • Pennsylvania-licensed or license-eligible.

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of scholarly interests
  • Curriculum vitae

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.