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Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (On-ground)

Position Description

The CACREP-accredited on-ground clinical mental health counseling program in the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies in the College of Education at Seattle University is seeking justice-centered counselor educators who are committed to advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the counseling profession beginning September 2023. The clinical mental health counseling program is seeking to fill the following positions: two assistant/associate clinical professor positions with opportunities for program leadership. The counseling program in the College of Education has three program tracks: (1) on-ground CMHC, (2) online CMHC, and (3) school counseling. Each program focuses on preparing emerging counselors to be social change agents and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The program holds the distinction of being the first CACREP-accredited graduate program in the Seattle area, is a leader in preparing future change agents in counseling and is CACREP-accredited through 2026. These positions require faculty to teach on-campus at Seattle University. 


Responsibilities: Assistant/associate clinical professors provide justice-centered teaching and service to the program, the College, the university, and to the counseling profession at the national level. Opportunities for scholarship that advance issues of equity in the counseling field. Faculty in the on-ground program teach graduate level counseling courses across the eight CACREP core areas in mental health counseling and provide support to the program.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to the University's and College of Education’s mission, vision, and values. The College emphasizes engagement in teaching, research, and service that contributes to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. In concert with our Jesuit mission and commitment to diversity and inclusion, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of components of a Jesuit education and its alignment with the counseling program’s social justice mission. 


Salary:  The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


Minimum Requirements: A doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program. Demonstrated commitment to social justice. Actively engaged in the counseling profession. Experience teaching and supervising graduate counseling students. Candidates for TT positions should have demonstrated a commitment to, or potential for, developing a scholarship agenda. 


Preferred: Actively engaged with justice-centered engaged teaching, scholarship, and service. 

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range:

Asst: $65,000 - $70,000
Assoc: $70,000 - $75,000
Full: $75,000 - $80,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

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 whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its 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. Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed begins December 15, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Manivong Ratts (, Search Committee Chair for On-ground Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122