Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counselor Education

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counselor Education

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Department of Counselor Education invites applications for a full-time, in-person, tenure track teaching position primarily in Mental Health Counseling, to begin Fall 2023. Bridgewater State University (BSU) is a comprehensive university in Southeastern Massachusetts about 45 minutes outside of Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The Department has 5 full-time faculty and a full-time Director of Fieldwork serving two CACREP programs, Mental Health and School Counseling, and a Student Affairs master’s program.
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The successful candidate will teach graduate counseling courses as a part of a 3:3 teaching load, primarily courses in mental health counseling, teaching general counseling courses, and the possibility of summer teaching subject to availability. Department faculty advise graduate counseling students and engage in scholarship and service to BSU and the community.

The Department of Counselor Education is committed to fostering diversity and infusing ethics and best practices within our curriculum. Candidates should have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, work collaboratively, and demonstrate a commitment to public higher education.

Required Qualifications:
– Ph.D. in Counselor Education by September 1, 2023.- Commitment to social justice/equity- Evidence of effective teaching experience in a higher education setting- Evidence of effective clinical supervision experience- Evidence of scholarly activities related to counseling, counselor training, and/or critical mental health issues- Membership and commitment in counseling and counselor education related professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications:
– Doctoral degree from a CACREP accredited program- Expertise and/or experience with diverse populations- Work experience as a professional mental health counselor and/or a professional school counselor- Experience in teaching one or more of the following courses: Psychopathology, Lifespan Development, Counseling Children (pre-practicum), Ethics, Crisis & Trauma, Substance Use Disorders- Hold a current, independent license in professional Mental Health Counseling in Massachusetts or be license eligible in MA at the start date for this position- Evidence of effective partnerships within and among community stakeholders and the ability to enhance collaborative relationships with local agencies and/or schools- Experience teaching in higher education, including utilizing technology and distance learning- Knowledge of and/or experience with CACREP standards

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Posting Number: F00411P
Open Date: 10/14/2022
Close Date: 11/13/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Review of applications will begin on October 24th, 2022, and the application will close on November 13th, 2022.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Kevin Duquette at

To apply, visit

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.