Counseling Residency Part-Time Faculty

University of Phoenix
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The candidate that is hired for this position will be required to teach a portion of the course at our local campus in Phoenix, AZ.  This course has a virtual/online component for the initial stages of the course.  Only candidates that are able to teach at this specific campus location should apply.


Did you know you could teach for our university without leaving your current job? At University of Phoenix, our flexible class schedules mean you can teach for us part-time without interrupting your full-time career. That’s because we want faculty members who are active in their fields and bring real-world experience to the classroom.

University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, human services and counseling designed to help students acquire a deeper understanding of human behavior and prepare them to become social heroes in their communities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social science careers are expected to grow up to 29 percent between 2012 and 2022. The College of Social Sciences prepares for these opportunities with a combination of firsthand knowledge and career-relevant coursework. Our curriculum is developed based on industry standards to ensure the coursework aligns with employer needs. We work directly with the American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) to ensure that our programs fill skills gaps in social science professions.



  1. As a faculty member you’ll be challenged with adding your professional expertise to instruct a curriculum which is centrally developed with specific learning objectives.
  2. Provide timely and detailed feedback on a weekly basis and offer student support via classroom, phone, and email.
  3. Utilize classroom learning system technology (provided by university), the Internet, and Microsoft Office software. 

Please click link below to see one of the residency course descriptions.



MUST meet one of the numbered pathways below, as well as any applicable clarifications stated, (including education, area of study and previous work experience, including minimum number of years and types of experience):

  1. Doctorate degree in Counseling and a minimum of 3 years of applicable professional experience, some of which must have been within the last 7 years. 
  2. Doctorate in a related field and 18 graduate credits in counseling and a minimum of 3 years of applicable professional experience, some of which must have been within the last 7 years. 

Doctoral Clarification: Applicable professional experience can be derived from any combination of: (a) Post-secondary teaching of Clinical practice and/or Supervision, (b) Practitioner counseling experience, in a clinical setting, (c) Substantive documented research or scholarship experience in counseling current within the last 5 years.


  • Current clinical licensing or certification in Counseling, School Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. 
  • IN ALL CASES, faculty must have a minimum of 2 years' post licensure experience.
  • IN ALL CASES, faculty must have either a, b, c, or d, below:

(a) at least 40 CEUs in clinical supervision
(b) 3 credit hour course in clinical supervision
(c) provide evidence that the faculty member meets the state Board Qualified Clinical Supervision requirements
(d) an Approved Clinical Supervisor Certificate/Endorsement granted from the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)



  • Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Acceptable professional positions/professional responsibilities can include but are not limited to: Documented experience as a Clinical Supervisor in a clinical setting, and/or experience using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and/or International Classification of Diseases (ICD). 
  • Core counselor education program faculty have earned doctoral degrees in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of 1 full academic year before July 1, 2013. 
  • Within 30 days of being hired, faculty teaching graduate level courses must document in their university academic credentials record, a scholarly activity plan or a record of scholarly activity that conforms to Boyer’s Model.  Those submitting only a plan will then have 11 months to document the successful implementation of that plan.  


  • This is a hybrid position, with a combination of online and in-person requirements for both students and faculty. The course will be online for 2 weeks, with a 3-day in-person component on the last three days of the second week. This will entail three 8am-5pm days, Friday-Sunday as well as a Thursday evening meet and greet with residency students and college staff. The in-person classes are held at the Phoenix Main Campus. 
  • Faculty will live in or near the Phoenix, AZ area or be willing to provide their own transportation and accommodations as this position does not include a travel allowance.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.




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