Family and Human Services

Posted 11/18/21


The Department of Family and Human Services at John Brown University ( seeks a full-time faculty member with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the integration of Christian faith to begin by July 1, 2022. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching a blend of introductory and upper-division courses in several areas related to the field of family science and human services. Additional opportunities could include designing/developing coursework in one’s area of expertise or specialization for the ‘selected topics’ rotation of courses in the department. Other responsibilities include academic advising and mentoring students, recruiting for the major, and service on university committees.


The Department of Family and Human Services resides within the College of Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences and offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. Its mission is to promote the spiritual, personal, and relational well-being of its students and to equip them to serve as professionals and advocates within family life and helping professions. The Family and Human Services curriculum follows the guidelines of the National Council on Family Relations and trains students to process everyday issues through a theoretical and practical paradigm. Students in this program often find employment in the human services fields and the degree provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, and other related fields.


John Brown University's mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. We are a Christ-centered, interdenominational university that leads the nation in integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ’s call to serve others in all areas of life. All faculty members must be in agreement with the Faculty Employment ObjectivesEmployee Expectations and Articles of Faith.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development, or a closely related field (or a Master’s degree in an unrelated field combined with relevant professional experience)
  • A commitment to teaching undergraduate courses
  • A commitment to the integration of the Christian faith and teaching
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students
  • Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development, or a closely related field
  • Evidence of continuous learning (e.g., scholarship, certifications, licenses)
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students and/or relevant professional experience in related fields
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience. In addition, JBU offers a comprehensive benefits package including 403(b) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, leave related to the birth of a child, adoption leave, and moving expenses.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2022. Screening process begins December 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

More Information About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.


Please upload the following documents to the "Upload Your Documents" page:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Your CV or Resume
  • Faculty application (completed and signed)
  • Statement of Christian Commitment - regarding your relationship with Jesus Christ and your Christian Commitment (integration of faith and learning) related to your teaching, scholarship and/or service.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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