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Assistant/Associate Counseling Professor - Marriage, Couples, & Family Specialization

Governors State University
Governors State University, IL, IL

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Governors State University’s (GovState) College of Education and Human Development invites applications for an Assistant or Associate, tenure-track Professor in the Counseling Program to begin in August 2024. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Division of Psychology and Counseling. The counseling program includes specializations in clinical mental health, marriage, couple, and family counseling, school counseling, and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision. Applicants will be expected to teach masters and doctoral courses that may include students from across the College of Education. Course load may also include undergraduate courses.

Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 4,600 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

GSU is an expert at guiding freshman and transfer students to discover the right degree program to excite their interests. The university’s extensive list of graduate programs prepares students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life, both on and off campus, with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the world-renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more. Set amongst 750 acres of prairie, GSU is located 40 miles south of Chicago, and is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. The university faculty, administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education, embracing diversity, and serving students with excellence.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in counseling with a specialization in marriage/couple/family counseling at the masters or doctoral level OR a doctorate in marriage and family therapy (ABD will be considered).
  2. Ability to teach masters-level courses in counseling and specialized courses in marriage/couple/family counseling,
  3. Ability to teach doctoral-level courses in counselor education and supervision.
  4. Ability to direct dissertations,
  5. Ability to develop a program of scholarship.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience teaching in a masters and/or doctoral program
  2. Graduated from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program in counseling or a related field and taught as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least one academic year before July 1, 2013
  3. Experience directing dissertations
  4. Experience with diverse and underserved populations
  5. Evidence of scholarship
  6. Evidence of having submitted Federal Grants
Supplemental Information

Please attach these required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Three Professional References

  • Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration application materials should be submitted by April 7, 2024.


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    GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

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    GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

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