Little Rock Director of Graduate Counseling

Posted 12/22/21


The Little Rock Director of Graduate Counseling provides leadership for the success of the JBU Counseling Education Center (CEC) in Little Rock, serving and equipping our diverse student population, 27% of whom are African American and 6% of whom are other minorities. This position carries faculty status. Approximately one-third of the role will involve administrative responsibilities. The remaining two-thirds of the role will include graduate teaching and intern supervision in the university’s Community Counseling Clinic along with typical faculty duties such as advising students and participating in institutional and committee service. This position is located at the JBU Counselor Education Center in Little Rock and reports to the Graduate Counseling Department Chair on the university’s main campus in Siloam Springs.  The position begins July 1, 2022. 


The Department of Graduate Counseling resides within the College of Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences and offers courses leading to the degree of Master of Science in Counseling. Its mission is to provide Christ-centered counselor training that promotes personal development, academic excellence, and clinical competency. Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Arkansas. Central to our counselor preparation is the university’s Community Counseling Clinic where student interns develop clinical skills with actual clients under the supervision of faculty.


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 Doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision or related field completed by July 1, 2022. CACREP accredited preferred.
  • Licensed (or license eligible) as a counselor or therapist in the State of Arkansas.
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • A commitment to teaching graduate counseling courses
  • A commitment to the integration of the Christian faith and teaching
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students
  • A desire to equip counselors, through culturally responsive and culturally relevant pedagogy, to serve a diverse set of clients
  • Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of continuous learning (e.g., scholarship, certifications, licenses)
  • Experience teaching graduate students and/or relevant professional experience in related fields
  • Relevant counselor supervision experience and credentials.
  • Administrative and institutional leadership experience
  • 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.


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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