Assistant Professor - Education - School Counseling

190514 Requisition #

Creighton University’s Education Department invites applications from highly motivated, successful, collaborative, and innovative candidates for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in the School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health master’s degree program beginning August, 2020. The Education Department at Creighton is CAEP-accredited, Nebraska Department of Education approved, and its mission is to “empower teachers, administrators, and counselors to transform the lives of their students by preparing graduates to be compassionate and effective leaders in the Jesuit tradition.”  

Primary responsibility will be to teach graduate online courses in elementary and secondary school counseling employing the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model. For this full-time, 11-month position, the teaching course load will be three (3) courses in the fall, three (3) courses in the spring, and one (1) course taught in the summer semester. The person who is hired will be expected to establish a research agenda focused on elementary and/or secondary school counseling-related issues, enhancing Creighton’s profile in this field at the national level. Lastly, this Assistant Professor will be expected to provide service to the University, the profession and local communities. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with University, Department and Program mission at 


Terminal degree required, but candidates with a confirmed graduation date will be considered.

Evidence of excellent university-level teaching and expertise with School Counseling-related courses required.

Experience working with student, teachers and counselors required.

Experience in public elementary/secondary education settings required and Catholic education settings desirable.

To apply, submit:

1. Cover letter that includes a statement of how the applicant's profile and interests fit with the position description, specified candidate qualifications, as well as the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Creighton.

2. Curriculum Vitae that lists at least the following information: date, institution and academic field of every academic degree received, licensures/certifications, record of all professional employment, description of relevant professional accomplishments such as presentations or service, and details of scholarly research agenda and record. 

3. Original academic transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (photocopies of transcripts are acceptable during the initial application process)

4. Three letters of recommendation that speak to candidate’s teaching and counseling ability or promise as a scholar/researcher can be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Education Department, Eppley 412, Creighton University, 2500 California Plz, Omaha NE 68178, or

The review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. 



A Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university;

2-4 years prior teaching experience;


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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