State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor position. 

Posting Date: February 26, 2020

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment:  August 2020

Description of Responsibilities:

The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) will teach graduate classes in the CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) accredited Counseling and Psychological Services Department’s Mental Health Counselor preparation program. The Visiting Assistant Professor will primarily teach and advise at the SUNY Oswego Syracuse campus.  Teaching expectations will cover a variety of areas as needed, including courses such as counseling theory and techniques, group methods, counselor orientation, and internship/practicum supervision. The VAP will also oversee the administration of the Mental Health Counseling program at the Syracuse campus, including field placement oversight and assisting with course planning and recruitment.  

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD in counseling or a related field with expectation of completion within one year of appointment
  • Licensure or License eligibility in New York State as a counselor
  • Strong counselor identity
  • Clearly articulated commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues as demonstrated in professional activity, community service, or professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in a counseling related field
  • New York State Licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Graduate from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) approved program
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the eight (8) CACREP areas
  • Membership in and experience with professional organizations at the state and national levels
  • Experience teaching in a college setting

To Apply Submit: 

  • Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and specifically addressing how you would engage diversity, equity, social justice, or inclusion issues in the position or within the SUNY Oswego community 
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcript (or copy of official transcript) for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress
  • Contact information for three professional references 

electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Jason Duffy, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:
The Counseling and Psychological Services Department is housed within the NCATE-accredited School of Education and prepares graduate level students in one of three programs. The Mental Health Counseling Program prepares students to work in agency settings and leads toward New York State Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. The Mental Health Counseling Program is CACREP accredited. The Counseling Services Program primarily prepares students to work as school counselors. The School Psychology Program is nationally accredited by NASP and prepares school psychologists. The CPS Department has a long-standing reputation for developing high caliber professionals in these areas

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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