Counselor Education

 Posted: 01/17/2013



John Brown University seeks a faculty member in the graduate counseling program for a full-time position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching in the various mental health counseling tracks with primary emphasis in school counseling, community counseling, and play therapy certification, research in counseling, providing supervision for the School and LPC interns through the program operated CARE Clinics & the Play Therapy Institute, participating in various study & mission abroad opportunities and participating as a team member in the graduate counseling program.



The Graduate Counseling program offers a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy, Community Counseling, and School Counseling. It was the first graduate program established at John Brown University and currently has over 180 students enrolled, with 53.5% of the students seeking Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling dual emphases.  The program attracts students nationally from 38 states and seven foreign countries and has developed study abroad experiences for its students and faculty. Classes are offered on the main campus in Siloam Springs, a new facility located in Rogers, Arkansas and at a university-owned classroom facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas, approximately 70 miles to the south.  The Graduate Counseling program benefits from its association with the university’s Center for Healthy Relationships under the leadership of Dr. Gary Oliver.



An earned doctorate in Counselor Education or a counseling related field along with three or more years of teaching experience at the graduate level and three or more years of clinical experience are required, preferably within a school setting as a school counselor, or a clinical setting as an LPC or LMFT. Experience and certification as a Play Therapist (RPT and/or RPT-S) is suggested. Candidates must demonstrate experience in teaching Counselor Education Courses at the graduate level and research in the field. Candidates must pursue supervisor status in their specialty field. Candidate 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, integration and mentoring. Effective teaching experience in higher 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, 2013. 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.