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Lecturer, Counseling Program

Position Description

The Counseling program in the Department of Leadership & Professional Studies in the College of Education at Seattle University seeks applications for two one-year Lecturer positions in the CACREP-accredited counseling program beginning September 1, 2020. One Lecturer position will primarily teach in the clinical mental health counseling program, and the other will primarily teach in the school counseling program. The school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs at Seattle University focus on preparing emerging counselors to be social change agents. The program holds the distinction of being the first CACREP-accredited graduate program in the Seattle area. The individual will join a social justice-oriented counseling program of five full-time faculty. These Lecturer positions have the potential to work remotely depending on CoVid-19 developments. 

Primary responsibilities including teaching three courses per quarter term (9 total per academic year) and service to the program (e.g., advising, liaison work, etc.). Additional service responsibilities may arise at the discretion of the department chair. The individual will teach graduate level counseling courses across the eight CACREP core areas in school and mental health counseling, advise students and provide support to the program. Ideal candidates must demonstrate a commitment to collaboration, quality teaching/scholarship/service, student and community engagement, demonstrated understanding of a Jesuit education, and alignment with the counseling program’s social justice mission.


Minimum Requirements: A doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program. Demonstrated commitment to social justice. Actively engaged in the counseling profession.

Preferred: Experience teaching and supervising at the graduate level.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at, including a cover letter, curriculum Vitae, one-page essay articulating how one’s teaching, scholarship, and service commitments align with social justice, and contact information for at least three professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by July 5, 2020. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Kristi A. Lee, Chair of Search Committee at Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122