Assistant Professor of Counseling/Associate Professor of Counseling
Detroit, MI Counseling and Addiction Studies
Job Type


Job ID

FU9969 -0110-1678

Position Classification

FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)

Position Summary

University of Detroit Mercy Department of Counseling and Addiction Studies invites applicants to join our nationally-recognized Counseling program to begin August, 2024. The Counseling program offers Master’s programs with specialties in Addiction, Clinical Mental Health, and School Counseling.  Our Counseling program is guided by the principles of social justice, cultural competence, ethical conduct, advocacy and service to others. We are committed to inclusion, excellence in research and teaching, and making a difference in the lives of others, especially those on the margins. In addition to engaging in a number of advocacy and social justice-related activities, we operate the largest no-cost Counseling Clinic in the city of Detroit, serving the mental and behavioral health needs of the public while operating as a teaching Clinic. 

Our Counseling program mission is to train highly competent and compassionate professional counselors who are able to apply evidence-based knowledge to a wide variety of real-life problems in various clinical and school settings. With a focus on advocacy and social justice, we strive to cultivate ethical, reflective, and accountable counselors who apply critical thinking and empathy to their work with individuals, families, and communities. To learn more about our program, please click here.

Responsibilities include teaching core courses in the Counseling program, research and scholarly activities, student advising, curriculum oversight, and service in our traditional campus-based counseling program in the heart of the city of Detroit. Typical teaching load includes nine credit hours per semester with a nine-month appointment. Supplemental summer appointments in teaching are also available. 



Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited program within a non-profit, traditional academic institution;
  • Master’s degree with a specialty in School or Clinical Mental Health/Community Counseling from a CACREP-accredited program within a non-profit, traditional academic institution;
  • Clinical practice experience; 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor/equivalent and/or ability to attain full licensure in Michigan;
  • Potential for or record of successful teaching;
  • Potential for or record of scholarly productivity;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, advocacy, and inclusion. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant counseling experience excluding practica and internship;
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication(s) and/or other scholarly publishing;
  • Experience working in an urban environment and/or experience with marginalized individuals.

Physical Requirements

Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).

Work Environment

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience

Anticipated Schedule


Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials must include: 

  • A letter of application addressing qualifications, including teaching and scholarship.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references

Applications are due by March 15, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Nancy Calleja, Search Committee Chair at 

Consideration of Associate Professor Rank:

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must currently hold the rank of Associate Professor at another institution. Such applications will be evaluated consistent with department, college, and university criteria for Associate Professor rank that include but are not limited to demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong record of scholarship, and a record of service at various levels within the University and to the profession. 

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. 

The Counseling program seeks to continue to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of our mission and our commitment to providing excellent, student-centered education for our student body.