John Brown University seeks a faculty member in the graduate counseling program for a full-time position at the main campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching in the various mental health counseling tracks with primary emphasis in school counseling, and providing supervision for the school counseling and LPC interns. Additional duties include participating as a team member in the graduate counseling program, advising graduate students, and committee service.
The Graduate Counseling Division offers Master of Science degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy, Community Counseling, and School Counseling and a graduate certificate in Play Therapy. Counseling currently has over 200 students enrolled with 73.5% of the students seeking dual emphases in Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling. Over its history, the program has attracted students from 38 states and seven foreign countries and has offered study abroad experiences for its students and faculty. Classes are offered on the main campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and at University-operated facilities in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Little Rock. The department’s CARE Clinic (www.jbu.edu/careclinic) gives JBU's graduate counseling students opportunity for internships under the direct supervision of faculty, while making affordable counseling available to the community. The Master of Science in School Counseling degree is accredited by NCATE. In 1993 the Graduate Counseling Division was designated as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
An earned doctorate in Counselor Education or a counseling-related field along with three or more years of teaching experience at the graduate level is preferred. Three or more years of clinical experience within a school setting as a school counselor or a clinical setting as an LPC or LMFT is also preferred. Experience and certification as a Play Therapist (RPT and/or RPT-S) is valued. Candidates must obtain licensure in the State of Arkansas to practice therapy and supervision. Candidate should demonstrate strong skills in oral and written communication, pedagogy, training, research, faith integration and mentoring. Effective teaching experience in higher or graduate education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.
A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.
Position begins July 1, 2014. Screening process begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
A summary describing the university is available on-line.
Submit electronically (no paper copies, please) letter of interest and vita to email@example.com attention:
Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Brown University
The application materials will be sent upon receipt of these documents.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.