Graduate Counseling/Clinic Director - Little Rock, AR

 Posted: 11/13/2013


John Brown University seeks a faculty member in the graduate counseling program for a full-time position in Little Rock, Arkansas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching and advising in the various mental health counseling tracks and directing the CARE Clinic site in Little Rock. This includes providing administrative direction & supervision for the CARE Clinic interns through the program operated CARE Clinic in Little Rock, and participating as a team member in the graduate counseling program.


The Graduate Counseling department offers Master of Science degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy, Community Counseling, and School Counseling and a graduate certificate in Play Therapy. Counseling was the first graduate program established at John Brown University and 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 and at University-operated facilities in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Little Rock, Arkansas. The department’s CARE Clinic ( gives JBU's graduate counseling students opportunity for internships under the direct supervision of faculty, while making affordable counseling available to the community.  In 1993 the Graduate Counseling Department was designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).


An earned doctorate in Marriage & Family Therapy, 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 as an LPC and/or LMFT is also preferred. Candidates must demonstrate experience in teaching Marriage & Family and/or Counseling Courses at the graduate level and research in the field 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.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2014. Screening process begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.



Submit electronically (no paper copies, please) letter of interest and vita  to attention:

Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Brown University
Phone: 479.524.7129

The application materials will be sent upon receipt of these documents.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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