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The Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track counseling position in a master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, scheduled to launch Fall 2024 (pending HLC approval). The successful candidate will serve as one of three core faculty in preparation for the CACREP accreditation process.

Residential candidates preferred; remote/hybrid candidates will be considered. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will exhibit excellence in teaching; scholarly activity in the field; a collegial commitment to university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University’s vision, mission, and values.

Principal Duties:

• Collaborate with the Counseling Program Director and other affiliated faculty to determine program curricula and establish operational policies and procedures for a Christian faith-based counseling program

• Teach required coursework in the counseling program as needed

• Orient non-core counseling faculty to the program and accreditation requirements relevant to the courses they teach

• Engage with counseling program students in and out of the classroom as needed

• Evaluate student performance, including reporting grades

• Maintain communication with Sutton School of Social Sciences administration, faculty, and students

• Attend required faculty meetings in person (or if remote via Microsoft Teams)

Essential Characteristics:

• Authentic Christian faith lived out through personal discipleship and active involvement in a local church

• Exemplary character and personal integrity in accordance with biblical standards

• Enthusiastic support for and ability to articulate the university’s vision, mission, values and learning goals to all constituents

• Demonstrated commitment to the university mission, academic excellence, service to campus and community, and the educational uplift of students from diverse backgrounds and experiences

• Experience and training in clinical supervision

Position Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Counselor Education or related fields in hand, preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution. Candidates with degrees in related fields must have at least one academic year of experience as a full-time faculty member in a graduate counselor education program before July 1, 2013

• Identification with the counseling profession through the following:

– Sustained membership in professional counseling organizations

– Maintenance of certifications and/or licenses related to counseling specializations

– Evidence of sustained professional development and renewal activities related to counseling, professional service and advocacy in counseling, and research and scholarly activity in counseling commensurate with faculty role

Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,700 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest. To learn more about the university, see the opportunity profile and visit

Application Requirements:

To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy of at least 500 words; and graduate transcripts to Dr. Sandra Gilliland, Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at Priority review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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