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Department Head, Professional Counseling and Leadership

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Work type: Full Time, Faculty 12-Month (annual leave accruing)
Location: Jacksonville (CEPS Complex)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Department Head, Professional Counseling and Leadership

Jacksonville State University’s College of Education and Professional Studies is seeking to hire a scholar for an associate or full professor who also serves as the department head for Professional Counseling and Leadership.

The Department Head for Professional Counseling and Leadership is the educational and administrative head of the Department and shall report directly to the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, who is responsible to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs for the successful management of the Department. The Department Head is responsible for supporting and advancing the allied missions of the department, college, academic and other programs, and for enforcing University and Departmental policies and procedures. The Department Head will articulate a shared vision that defines the departments’ standard of excellence, the directions of growth for the department, and the programmatic and interdisciplinary connections that are possible across the university.

This position requires the following:

  • An earned doctorate in one of the following Educational Leadership, Counselor Education and Supervision, Higher Education Administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of one (1) year administrative experience such as department head, assistant department, director, assistant director, program leader/coordinator, or similar responsibility
  • The successful candidate will also have accomplishments sufficient to meet the requirements of the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications, which includes a minimum of five years of experience in higher education.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience as an instructor and administrator of online, graduate, and doctoral programs. Knowledge of and experience administrating the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program is also preferred.

Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, teaching philosophy and unofficial transcripts to complete their application.

This position has an anticipated start date of June 1, 2024.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

Academically JSU offers 101 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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