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Lock Haven University

Location: Lock HavenPA 17745 Document ID: AC096-0M1H Posted on: 2018-03-2303/23/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor ? Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Position Information

Posting Number
Position Title
Assistant Professor Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Social Work & Mental Health Counseling
Bargaining Unit
Position Type
Full-time/ Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

Temporary/ Permanent
Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track Position
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date
Work Hours

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University invites applications for a full-time, temporary position in its Online Masters level Clinical Mental Health Counseling program beginning August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties

This position requires development and teaching of online/distance courses.

This position requires the faculty member to have an on-campus presence on a regular basis.

Specific Duties

Develop and teach core graduate courses in the CMHC program, to include courses within the military/veterans and/or children/adolescent specialty tracks.

Serve as academic advisor to graduate students.

Engage in scholarly and professional activities, along with attending workshops and meetings consistent with professional and scholarly development.

Participate in the admissions process and work cooperatively with the office of admissions to ensure a high-quality student body.

Perform other university and departmental duties as expected of all faculty, including serving on committees, attending meetings, and engaging in community service.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Doctorate in Counselor Education, preferably from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Academic Programs ( CACREP ).

Candidates who have A.B.D. status in Counselor Education, with conferral of the doctorate prior to start date, will be considered.

Candidate must be a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor prior to the start date.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with the certification of Approved Clinical Supervisor is preferred.

Other preferred qualifications include evidence of effectiveness in teaching through distance education particularly experience with using virtual classrooms, scholarly activity, and counseling military/veterans and/or children/adolescents.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date

Special Instructions for Applicants

Official transcripts and a copy of one's license(s)/certifications will be required prior to an on-campus interview.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 9, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Position is dependent upon enrollment and funding.

Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations ( FBI ) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the "Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form" and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at http://lockhaven.edu/hr/socialequity.html

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University's Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years' worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:


You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University ( LHU ) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education ( PASSHE ).

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