Graduate Counseling Program Director

The Psychology Department at Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time, open rank position for a new master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This program will launch in August 2022. The aim of this program is to prepare graduates for licensure as LPCs. This faculty member will serve as the Program Director with primary responsibilities for (1) coordinating the program, (2) developing and revising courses, (2) responding to inquiries about the program and its institution, (3) providing input and making recommendations regarding the development of and expenditures from the program budget, (4) providing or delegating year-round program leadership, and (5) teaching courses within the program. In addition to Program Director responsibilities, teaching responsibilities will include a 3-course workload per semester, (this includes a 1-course release from normal 4-course/semester teaching in order to administer the academic program). There may be opportunities to teach undergraduate courses.

Successful candidates will be licensed or license-eligible as an LPC (or related credentials, e.g., NCC, ACS), and have a doctorate degree in counseling education, counseling psychology, clinical psychology or a related field (ABD with completion by July 2022 will be considered). Ideal applicants will have leadership experience and a proven track record of work in the counseling field (i.e., counseling experience, clinical supervision, teaching, and/or research in counseling). Experience working with diverse populations and active involvement with professional societies are preferred qualifications.

This position is open until filled with a start date no later than August 1, 2022. Review of applications begins immediately. Specific questions may be directed via email to the Chair of the Counseling Program Director Search Committee, Dr. Jeff Batis (jeff.batis@svu.edu). Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, names and contact details for 3 professional references and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom. In your letter of application, please include discussion about how this CMHC program will further the University’s mission to “Gather. Lift. Launch.” Application materials should be sent to hr@svu.edu, with the subject line “Graduate Counseling Program Director.”

Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private undergraduate liberal arts university. This program will be the first graduate program at the University. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and welcomes students and employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at svu.edu. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer, and especially encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.