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Newsletter Article | Jun 13, 2014


Johnson-University-SystemsSchool of Social & Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SSBS) at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time faculty member to begin in January 2015 or following. This position will be located on the Florida campus (Kissimmee, FL).


  •  Serve as a core teaching faculty within the SSBS (¾ load)
  •  Teach undergraduate human services coursework (12-15hrs/yr). Courses within the curriculum include:
  •  Social Science Research & Writing
  •  Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Understanding Diversity in Human Services
  •  Family Services
  •  Field Experience
  •  Counseling Lab
  •  Human Services, Faith & Ethics
  • Teach graduate counseling coursework (3-6hrs/yr)
  •  Open to areas of specialization
  • The Graduate Counseling Program coursework is taught in a hybrid modality, with courses requiring 2 weekend residencies on the JUTN campus (Knoxville).
  • Serve as the Assistant Dean of the SSBS (¼ load). Specific to the Florida campus (JUFL), this includes:
  • o Oversight of the Human Services program
  • § Help develop the course schedule
  •  Help develop the SSBS budget
  •  Oversee the course evaluation process
  •  Work with Registrar to advise transfer students
  •  Work with the Assessment Coordinator to assess SSBS courses
  •  Represent the SSBS in recruitment of students
  •  Liaison on behalf of the SSBS and JUFL among faculty and administration
  •  Chair SSBS faculty meetings on Florida campus
  •  Oversee Adjunct Faculty in SSBS
  •  Facilitate active communication among SSBS faculty and between SSBS faculty  and other Schools’ faculty
  • Identify/assess faculty needs; work with Dean to identify and communicate with potential faculty members; be involved in the interview and hiring process of new faculty members
  • Communicate Academic Council and other policy changes to Florida SSBS faculty
  •  University and School-related administrative duties




· Doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision, Family Therapy, or related field

· Licensure or license eligibility in Florida either as Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and/or Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

· Status as an Approved Supervisor (AAMFT) or Approved Clinical Supervisor (NBCC), or willingness to obtain credential

· Demonstrated service to the profession and the broader community through local, regional, and national affiliations


· Certification as a Florida School Counselor and/or Tennessee Professional School Counselor

· Licensure or license eligibility in Tennessee as either a Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) and/or Marital & Family Therapist (LMFT)

· Experience working in multicultural context

· Demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate and graduate students in professional research

· Experience supervising student-therapists


Founded in 1893, Johnson University is a private, coeducational institution offering associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Johnson educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.

The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences encompasses three entities:

1) The Undergraduate Division housing a program in Human Services, with concentrations in Counseling and in Community & Family. Additionally the School collaborates with the School of Congregational Ministry to provide a Lay Counseling Ministry degree online and in hybrid format.

2) The Graduate Division housing programs in Marriage & Family Therapy/Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling.

3) The University Counseling Center, providing services to the TN campus and surrounding community.


Review of applications will begin July 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume/vita and contact information for three professional references via email to or via postal service to:

Sean M. Ridge, PhD
Dean, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Johnson University
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998

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