Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

Site: Henderson and/or Memphis

Department: Behavioral Science

Status: Full Time, Faculty (9-Month)                                            

Reports To: Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department & Director, M.S. Counseling Program


Position Summary

The Behavioral Sciences Department at Freed-Hardeman University and the M.S. in Counseling Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant/associate level in Clinical Mental Health Counseling beginning in August 2021 or January 2022. As a core faculty member in the M.S. in Counseling program, the assistant/associate professor in this position is responsible for teaching courses within the M.S. in Counseling program, engaging in scholarly activity, and conducting committee work as assigned.



  • Active member in good standing of the churches of Christ

  • Applicants should hold an earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. Applicants with a related doctoral degree and who have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counseling program at another institution for at least one full academic year prior to July 1, 2013 may also be considered.

  • At least two years of experience as a professional clinical counselor is preferred. State licensure in counseling is preferred.

  • A demonstrated history, competence in, and commitment to quality teaching courses at the graduate level is preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other faculty members, as well as students.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.

  • Evidence of prior scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching and learning is preferred. Commitment to ongoing scholarship is required.


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches courses within the M.S. in Counseling program with a total load of twenty-seven hours per academic year (approximately 7 graduate courses per year).

  • Participates in student recruitment and promotion.

  • Assists the Director of the M.S. in Counseling Program and other core faculty in the ongoing evaluation of applicants, students, and candidates in the program as a core faculty member of the M.S. in Counseling Program.

  • Assists the Department Chair, Director of the M.S. in Counseling Program, and other core-faculty in the ongoing evaluation of and improvement of the program as a core faculty member of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

  • Evaluates student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to counseling knowledge and practice.

  • Maintains a minimum of 10 office hours per week for student availability.

  • Schedules administrative time for classroom preparation.

  • Engages in scholarly research or other creative achievement activity.

  • Serves on university committees as assigned.

  • Conducts servant leadership in the community.

  • Abides by all University policies governing behavior and in fulfillment of job requirements.

  • Performs temporary duties as assigned to maintain operations and services.



  • Position rank will be based on degree and experience.

  • Salary will be commensurate with degree, background, and experience.

  • Benefit information and an application may be accessed at http://www.fhu.edu/HR.


Application Deadline

Application review will begin on October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application and resume to resumes@fhu.edu.


Freed-Hardeman University is an academic community, associated with churches of Christ, which is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.

Pursuant to this mission and Section 703(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.



Step 1: 

Complete the online faculty application for employment.

Step 2:

Submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@fhu.edu.

A PDF version of the application is also available. For accessibility or ADA accommodation questions, please email resumes@fhu.edu.



Your Right to Know

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees of Freed-Hardeman University are entitled to request and receive a copy of the FHU Security Report. The FHU Security Report can be accessed here. This report includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes.

Anyone desiring a paper copy of this report may contact the Campus Safety and Security office at 731-989-6911.