Counseling Theories & Models Graduate Part-Time Faculty

University of Phoenix
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The candidate that is hired for this position will be required to teach at our local campus in Phoenix, AZ.  This is not a virtual or online 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. 
  4. Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

Please click links below to see 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 Education 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 in counseling and a minimum of 3 years of applicable professional experience, some of which must have been within the last 7 years.  Must have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of 1 full academic year before July 1, 2013. 

Doctoral Clarification: Applicable professional experience can be derived from any combination of: (a) Post-secondary teaching of comparable courses, (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, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Psychiatric Medicine.
  • If the faculty member/candidate has a Doctorate in Counselor Education, a current National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification or other national certification (e.g., National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), or other national certification) is acceptable.


  • Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Acceptable professional positions/professional responsibilities can include but are not limited to: Application of counseling principles in a clinical setting. 
  • 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. To be a core faculty member here, one cannot be a core faculty member at another university.
  • 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

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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