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Program Director, College Student Personnel Administration Program

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Program Director, College Student Personnel Administration Program



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 College Student Personnel Administration Program. In addition to the College Student Personnel Administration 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. ( The full‐time (10 month), tenure track position will start in August, 2023 and will be filled at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Department of Graduate Psychology embraces the concept of inclusive excellence. We are recruiting individuals who will broaden our expertise and bring their unique background, skills, knowledge, and perspectives to our community. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse student and faculty body that supports one another’s success, emphasizing collaboration not competition. The department values and rewards faculty/student/community partnerships that provide benefits to all members of the partnership. Programs in our department thrive on a mentoring model, supporting students and faculty in their growth and development.

The College Student Personnel Administration concentration contains full- and part-time master’s degree tracks (36 credit-hours) and a post-master’s degree certificate program (12 credit-hours). Students engaged in the full-time degree program are co-engaged in graduate assistantships (tuition and stipend) and conduct two 150-hour practicum experiences. We encourage you to review the websites of all four of our programs for program goals, curriculum, and other details.




The College of Heath and Behavioral Studies (CHBS), in which the Department of Graduate Psychology is situated, is working to identify and dismantle oppressive racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a 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 that embodies an atmosphere of belonging. James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination.




Duties and Responsibilities:


The position includes the following responsibilities: teaching two master’s-level courses each semester, conducting scholarship, and providing service to the department, college, university, and/or profession. The role of Program Director also includes responsibility for administrating the program, adhering to Academic Affairs’ policies, and collaborating with Student Affairs partners. In addition, the program director is charged with enhancing the CSPA program and supporting scholarship across the counseling programs to include engagement on doctoral dissertation committees. This hire will support JMU’s move to R2 and National University status. 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: college student development, counseling theories, counseling techniques, crisis intervention, and practicum/internship support.




Faculty research expectations are consistent with the department’s and JMU’s tenure and promotion expectations which are available on the university website in the Faculty Handbook and on the Academic Affairs website. The candidate will have opportunities for professional development.




Required Qualifications:


Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision, have experience in student affairs, college student personnel administration, or higher education, and be able to document successful teaching and supervision within a graduate program. Identity as a counselor educator with an interest in program leadership, as well as teaching and mentoring graduate students. The successful candidate will share our philosophy that cultivating the personhood of the student-counselor in a corollary to academic instruction. We therefore seek a candidate committed to joining and fostering culture that promotes both the personal growth and professional development of our students.


Evidence of strong clinical mental health counseling skills, understanding of the field of college student personnel administration, as well as the ability to teach a variety of courses at the master’s level, is essential. 




Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program.




To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2086 or go to Review of applications begins 1/18/2023. Salary is 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.




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