Counseling Psychology Program Director

Counseling Psychology Program Director

Department: School of Social Work and Human Services

Position Summary:

A full-time faculty position in the School of Social Work and Human Services for the Counseling Psychology Program Director Faculty position is available starting fall 2015.

Reporting Relationship: This faculty position reports to the Dean of the School of Social Work and Human Services and works closely with all administrative divisions, operational units, and academic departments.

Required Education:

  • An earned doctorate in Counseling or Psychology is preferred from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Licensure: The candidate must hold a valid, non-restricted license or temporary work permit to practice in her/his discipline in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Previous Experience:

At least five years of professional experience within the past 10 years in counseling, experience in academic administration within a university and a minimum of two years teaching at the undergraduate Counseling Psychology level or higher.

Personal Values:

The Counseling Psychology Program Director must be sympathetic with the mission and purpose of Kentucky Christian University and enthusiastically support the university’s core values. The Counseling Psychology Program Director must accept ownership of her/his area of responsibility and provide leadership for the Counseling Psychology program.

Conditions of Employment:

Conditions of Employment:
1. The successful candidate shall enthusiastically support the University’s tenets of faith, be active members of an evangelical Christian church, and demonstrate spiritual maturity.
2. Full-time faculty position on a 9-month contract, salary exempt.
3. Salary Range: based on credentials and professional experience.
4. Benefits included. Contact the HR Office for details (

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Counseling Psychology Program Director has the following responsibilities:
1. Teaches a full course load as defined by the University and completes necessary preparation, grading, and student interaction including office hours and timely communication with students.
2. Develops Counseling Psychology program budget request and controls annual operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the Dean.
3. Develops, refines, and oversees implementation of Counseling Psychology curriculum.
4. Supervises and consults with full time and adjunct Counseling Psychology faculty toward achievement of quality education and participates with the Dean in evaluating Counseling Psychology faculty’s performance.
5. Serves on internally established committees as directed by the University administration.
6. Leads Counseling Psychology program meetings for planning, implementing, and monitoring program goals.
7. Assists in the recruitment and retention of students to the program.
8. Coordinates Counseling Psychology student program admission process.
9. Acts as academic student advisor to Counseling Psychology students to empower students in their decision making about a career.
10. In consultation with the Dean, develops, refines, and maintains a systematic evaluation procedure of the Counseling Psychology program.
11. Empowers students in development and organizing goals for student organization.
12. Maintains and complies with all policies, rules, and regulations included in the Kentucky Christian University Faculty Handbook and the “KCU Way”.
13. Additional duties that may be required or assigned.

Procedures for Application:

To be considered for this position, a complete file must include:
1. letter of interest;
2. a current resume/vitae;
3. a completed Kentucky Christian University Academic application (copy may be found on-line at;
4. Three current references;
5. Complete authorized (official) copies of transcripts verifying all degrees and coursework;

Members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Date of Employment:

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position begins August 2016.


Kentucky Christian University practices equal opportunity policies in both admissions and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sex, color, age, or handicap (consistent with Section 702 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which deals with exemptions for religious corporations with respect to employment of individuals with specific religious convictions).

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