Mental Health Counselor Educator -Open Rank

Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the Nation’s capital, offers a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic and family life seeks a dynamic School Counselor Educator to join the faculty within the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Position Summary:

The Counseling Program at Trinity Washington University is seeking faculty candidates with teaching and professional experience in a K-12 school setting, and have achieved their doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited University or College for an Assistant Professor position, starting in the Fall of 2024. The position is in Category B, which is non-tenure track. Specifically, we seek individuals with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion who have worked with diverse and underrepresented student populations and possess a passion for and experience teaching in higher education.

Position Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Teach 3-4 courses per semester in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters; this is a 12-month 3-semester position;
  • Infuse curriculum with multicultural, social justice and advocacy competencies; and integrate the current research on trauma and the epigenetics of trauma
  • Provide academic advising and mentoring to Masters School Counseling Students;
  • Undertake scholarship, research, and community service-related activities; and
  • Perform other assigned duties related to the position

 Other Responsibilities: 

  • Course Revision and Development: Revise courses on a scheduled basis and develop new courses, when needed;
  • Recruitment: Assist with the admissions process in interviewing, evaluating, and selecting qualified applicants;
  • Advising: Advise and mentor graduate students each semester and assist students with remediation and retention processes, when necessary;
  • CACREP accreditation: Participate in the ongoing assessment of the program, the curriculum, and student learning;
  • Demonstration of professional involvement preferred;
  • Evidence of scholarly publications and related scholarly work preferred;
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of established professional code of ethics and best practices;
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills including the ability to work with diverse groups;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of professional and community groups.


  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with robust K-12 experience in School Counseling from a CACREP-Accredited College or University (Required);
  • Training and professional experience to teach applied courses in a Masters-level School Counseling Program (Required);
  • Professional experience as a School Counselor with appropriate certification (Required);
  • Knowledge and experience implementing the ASCA National Model and CACREP standards are required.

Qualified applicants should submit the following items:

  1. Cover letter summarizing how background and experiences align with the responsibilities,
    expectations and qualifications highlighted above;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Names, phone numbers, and electronic mail addresses of three references who may be
    contacted regarding candidates’ competence, qualifications, and skills.