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Full Time (Non-Residential) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling



Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Position goal:

The goal for each member of the USW campus community is to believe and live consistently by the principles of the mission of the University. The USW mission is as follows:


University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.

  • Teaching at University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state.

  • University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged.

  • At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they came.

  • As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.

Position Summary:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time, non-resident faculty position. A full-time, non-resident faculty member in CAS supports and advances the University’s mission by providing expertise and experience in clinical mental health counseling, and promoting the academic achievement and personal development of  students. The courses in clinical mental health counseling are offered in an online format to students working toward master’s degrees in clinical mental health counseling.

Essential Functions:
  1. Teach 24 semester credit hours each academic year, demonstrating excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, professional development, and willingness to teach using traditional and online distance education technologies

  2. Cooperate with, and assist Individual Program Director in areas of recruitment, advising, and program development as requested by Director

  3. Maintain the highest level of professional ethics in accordance with the standards of the counseling profession

  4. Maintain highest level of professional licensure in New Mexico as full-time resident faculty member, and respective state appropriate licensure as full-time non-resident faculty member

  5. Serve as a model for Counseling/Counselor Education Program faculty, staff and students in all areas of university service and service to the profession in accordance with the  standards of the American Counseling Association and CACREP

  6. Serve on departmental and university committees (resident faculty only)

  7. Meet and facilitate all scheduled courses/classes

  8. Maintain the number of on-campus office hours each week as required by policy that meet the needs of the students (resident faculty only)

  9. Organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance/participation, methods of evaluation/assessment, including grading scales

  10. Assist in conducting program review and assist Individual Program Director in making data-driven decisions for continuous improvement

  11. Assist in accreditation activities as assigned by the individual Program Director in support of the Higher Learning Commission and/or CACREP accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement, (assessment) and student success on  learning outcomes (institutional effectiveness)

  12. Submit final course grades to Registrar’s office by the established deadlines each term

  13. Encourage and support professional and scholarly activity among students

  14. Attend departmental and university meetings

  15. Participate in professional development opportunities

  16. Assist the Individual Program Director to develop and participate in efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate students

  17. Ensure ADA compliance within classes assigned

Other responsibilities:
  1. Perform other related duties as assigned

  2. Participate in campus activities (Residential Faculty)

Education, experience, & skills required:
  1. Doctorate degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program

  2. Must possess a New Mexico professional counselor license, or be eligible to become licensed within the first year of teaching

  3. Possess a variety of work-related skills (e.g., time management skills, collegiality, collaboration, task completion, strong written/oral/technology skills, etc.)

  4. Ability to multi-task, embrace change, organize, and prioritize

  5. Possess effective interpersonal skills

Education, experience, & skills Preferred:
  1. University-level teaching experience

  2. Experience in a professional setting

  3. Preferred experience with or knowledge of CACREP standards, including ability to assist in assessing program curricula, program outcomes, student learning outcomes and evaluating operational policies and procedures for the program

Review of applications or nominees is ongoing. University of the Southwest is an EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted via email to Veronica Torrez (

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