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Adjunct,Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Position Description

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies at Seattle University is inviting applications for part-time adjunct faculty to teach in multiple areas of our graduate degree programs in Counseling. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching one or more of the program’s courses, ranging from core CACREP courses in theories and helping skills to specialty courses in psychopharmacology and additions to more advanced lab or Internship courses. Adjunct instructors may teach up to 12 credit hours per academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms) plus up to 2 courses in the 8-week Summer term. All courses are offered in person at Seattle U campus from M through Th from 4p-8p (with some lab experiences until 9p).  At least two hours of office hours per class, per week are typical and grading of assignments in a timely manner are required. 


The ideal candidate will have an PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education or related clinical field; however, the minimum requirement is a master’s degree and a professional practice license as a mental health clinician (LMHC preferred). Teaching and clinical experiences are highly valued.  

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

Submit applications at including cover letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Recruitment is ongoing and based on quarterly teaching needs. Contact, Dr. Keith Mobley, with any inquiries:

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $1400 for facilitators of lab activities - $5100 for returning adjuncts with doctoral degrees

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:

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122