James Madison University — Advanced Assistant / Associate Counseling & Supervision Doctoral Program Director

The Counseling Programs at James Madison University are seeking an exceptional Counselor Educator to join the award‐winning faculty in the Department of Graduate Psychology and serve as the Program Director for our Counseling & Supervision Doctoral Program. Our programs include three CACREP‐accredited programs including Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A./Ed.S, School Counseling M.Ed./Ed.S, and Counseling and Supervision Ph.D. (https://psyc.jmu.edu/counseling/index.html). The full‐time (10 month), tenure track position will start in August, 2022, and will be filled at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) is working to identify and dismantle oppressive racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a CHBS culture in which every member can flourish. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment toward building equitable and inclusive environments. Consider joining us in achieving our goal of continuing to grow as a diverse college that embodies an atmosphere of belonging.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position includes the following responsibilities: teaching three hybrid doctoral-level courses each academic year, chairing dissertation committees (3-6 additional course credits), scholarship, and service to the department. The role of  Ph.D. Program Director also includes responsibilities for enhancing doctoral practicum and internship experiences. This hire will support the program’s CACREP application to move to a low residency model as well as JMU’s move toward R2 and National University status as an institution. This individual will assist in infusing culturally-relevant and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) perspectives into the existing curriculum. Although the specific area of scholarly and teaching emphasis is counselor education, preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong aptitude for scholarship and training in one or more of the following areas: advanced techniques, internship/practicum supervision, inter-professional primary and behavioral healthcare, rural mental health, mental health and marginalized communities, or post-pandemic health.

We encourage you to review the websites of all three of our programs for program goals, curriculum, and other details.


Candidates should have experience with counselor education, program leadership, synchronous and asynchronous teaching best practices, counseling practice, supervision, and teaching. The successful applicant will possess a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP‐accredited program, be a Licensed Professional Counselor or license eligible, with the goal of obtaining Virginia licensure in particular, and be able to document successful teaching and supervision within a doctoral program. A strong identity as a counselor educator with an interest in program leadership, as well as teaching and mentoring students at the doctoral level is important. Evidence of strong clinical skills, as well as the ability to teach a variety of courses at the doctoral level, is essential. In addition, candidates are asked to include in their application materials a statement regarding their work with students and/or communities of color, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ populations, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and other minoritized groups.

Faculty research expectations are consistent with the department’s and JMU’s tenure and promotion expectations. The candidate will have opportunities for professional development and leadership roles. The successful candidate will share our philosophy that cultivating the personhood of the student-counselor is a corollary to academic instruction. We therefore seek a candidate committed to joining and fostering a culture that promotes both the personal growth and professional development of our students.

To learn more and to apply, go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10637 or visit joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting F1755. Review of applications will begin 12/6/2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.